I had a Rega P3 ten years ago or so which I sold to buy my Gyrodec.I’m getting interested in the vintage Rega Planar 200 with Acos Lustre tonearm.Some friends told me it was a very good combo.I do remember how fine my P3 Red use to play with Exact MM cart and so I thought it was nice to get a rigid frame turntable to compare to the Gyrodec.It would be also nice having an historical TT from Raga in my set up.Do you guys have some experience with this and let me know your opinions?Budget 400 €
What amp and phono stage do you have already?
Do you… perhaps mean… Rega Planar 2, with the R200 arm (which was very similar to the Acos Lustre)…?
I currently have an integrated Norma Revo IPA 70b to whom I want to add a dedicated MM/MC phono stage takin it to Norma laboratories in Cremona,not far from Milan where I live.The Gyrodec is connected to its dedicate PP1 phono pre with external PSU,but I would let this combo alone as I want to try an MM with the Rega.I also have a Synthesis Roma 510 AC integrated tube push pull amplifier and also my 282/200 combo.
I do, sorry.I ment Rega Planar 3 with r200 Acos lustre tonearm.
So you’re thinking of an mm stage for the rega? I’d probably pick rega’s own fono but don’t know how that would match with your existing kit; the Norma is a very good amp. The fono is a good stage but very much a budget one.
If using with the 282 etc then a stageline n would go well; I think you can power it from the dedicated socket on the 282.
Yes I am.I didnt tell you I also have Superline/Hicap combo.As I told you I would like an MM cart,so I think I will go for a Rega phono or upgrade the Norma.I
The Rega Planar 3 with R200 tonearm and R100 cartridge was a lovely deck and a real classic today that can still sing so long as everything is still working OK. Figure on at least getting a new belt and new motor suspension. The weakness with the R200 is the anti-skate which used a toothed belt that by now will be brittle or broken. Repair is possible but not at all easy, so if the anti-skate is set and working then leave it alone! The R200 headshell is OK but it’s well worth replacing with an ADC magnesium headshell and removing the rubber gasket, which was the popular upgrade at the time.
As you are talking about anti skating, I don’t understand that on my P10 if I change anti skating, in every position it changes nothing. The arm doesn’t go back and the sound remains the same. So I choosed the middle one position.
If you have the tonearm balanced and floating does the anti-skate do anything then?
Anti Skating should cause the Arm to swing outwards. If it doesn’t, something is wrong…
I am doing the set up again from the start. I will tell you.
Thanks for the help. I made the entire arm set up again. Now all is fine. The anti skating works ! Ouf.
Well done - and thank you, for posting again…
Thank you Richard for your precious advices and I’m glad you like this tt/arm I’m looking for.
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