Do Rega 'tables run fast?

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by eyeCalypso, Dec 6, 2016.

  1. eyeCalypso

    eyeCalypso Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Colorado, USA
  2. ServingTheMusic

    ServingTheMusic Forum Resident

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  3. Joseph.McClure

    Joseph.McClure Forum Resident

    Memphis, TN
  4. Combination

    Combination Forum Resident

    New Orleans
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  5. timztunz

    timztunz Audioista

  6. They do a bit and there's a huge thread. Search it out. My rp6 clocks in at 33.7
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  7. Except for the RP8 and 10 I think they do.
  8. PATB

    PATB Forum Resident

    I had the Rega P3 2016 for three months and did not notice or measure (using the RPM app) the fast speed people talk about.
  9. IanL

    IanL Forum Resident

    Oneonta, NY USA
    Yes my P3 ran quite fast. Even if you get one that runs at the correct speed, you'll still be dealing with speed instability. This is not unique to Regas though. Music Halls and Pro-Jects that use the same subplatter/rubber belt design all have the same problem. However, ignorance is bliss. These tables are totally capable of sounding wonderful.
  10. Mel Harris

    Mel Harris Audiophile since 1970!

    Petaluma, CA
    I had a P3-24 that I clocked at 35 RPM with a test record.
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  11. izgoblin

    izgoblin Forum Resident

    This may not be appropriate for this thread since I don't know what type of turntable he has, but I gave a friend of mine some records which he loved. I came over one day and he was proudly playing Ted Nugent's "Free For All", one of the albums I recommended to him. I was shocked at how fast it was running. I almost asked him if he knew his turntable ran especially fast, but I decided to just keep my mouth shut and let him enjoy the music.

    Additionally, I worked on a reissue project once that eventually saw a CD release. Tapes weren't available, so a needledrop had to be done, and the first needledrop we got came back also noticeably fast, so I rejected it immediately. Seems to me that there is an epidemic of speedy turntables out there!
  12. jon9091

    jon9091 Master Of Reality

    My RP 6 ran fast...fixed a bit by buying a Groovetracer Subplatter, fixed a bit more by adding Rega white belts. But never right on.
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  13. If I was spinning a Ted Nugent album I would want it fast so it would be over quicker. :tiphat:
  14. Pavol Stromcek

    Pavol Stromcek Forum Resident

    SF Bay Area
    Yes, but it's subtle. Mine appeared to be running slightly fast according to strobe disc.
  15. dmckean

    dmckean Forum Resident

    San Diego, CA, USA
    All inexpensive turntables have trouble with speed and speed stability.
  16. TheIncredibleHoke

    TheIncredibleHoke Dachshund Dog Dad

    Brooklyn, NY
    I never noticed my RP1 running fast. I upgraded to a Rega Planar 3 2016 version with a Groovetracer subplatter and it's spot on. So the answer for me is no. I can't answer for this particular reviewer though.
  17. Eigenvector

    Eigenvector Forum Resident

    Southeast PA
    According to the Turntabulator app, my RP6 runs between 33.4 and 33.6, depending on when I check it. But I'm too busy enjoying my records to really care. I can't hear the difference between 0.2 rpm so I'm fine with it as it is.

    This is stock. I may upgrade to the Groovetracer sub platter at some point. I've heard another RP6 before and after this mod and it does make a difference. Mostly in background noise and overall stability. I didn't hear any speed difference but I am probably not that sensitive to it to notice anyway.
  18. eyeCalypso

    eyeCalypso Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Colorado, USA
    I've looked but can't find. Any tips?
  19. eyeCalypso

    eyeCalypso Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Colorado, USA
    Except for a good inexpensive direct drive.
  20. Mikeybc

    Mikeybc Forum Resident

    Northern Ontario.
    My RP3 runs 33.59 RPM, I can be a bit OCD about some stupid little things but this doesn't bother me,
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  21. MarkNC

    MarkNC Member

    Central NC, USA
    Per my Shure Era V test record strobe band, my RP6 is right about on.
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  22. tim185

    tim185 Forum Resident

    For those that say you need to check speed with the stylus in the groove, how do you do that with a iphone lying on the platter? Can stylus drag make that much a difference compared to measuring with just the platter spinning by itself?
  23. FulhamTarheel

    FulhamTarheel Forum Resident

    NC, USA
    I've always heard they do, myself.
  24. missan

    missan Forum Resident

    I´m not sure why they state low-pass filtered freq, when they mean they are filtering the eccentricity of the record. It should be high-pass filtering. The measurements are a bit confusing.
  25. 5-String

    5-String μηδὲν ἄγαν

    Sunshine State
    The iPhone is not a device meant to be used to check turntable speed. You need to get a strobe disc. The KAB strobe is one of the best and most accurate strobes and yes it can be used with the stylus in the groove.
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