I am planning to buy a new cartridge Rega Exact with my current phono Stageline N, my system detail as below, please kindly comment on it, is it match ? How is the combo presentation ?
Pro-ject Xtension 9 with 9cc Evolution Tonearm
282/Dual Hi-Cap DR/250.2
Kudos Super 10
I have a new Rega Exact on an RP6 connected to a StageLine N and NAC252/SCDR/NAP250DR. It sounds great.
The same cartridge, TT and StageLine connected to a NAC282/HCDR/250.2 also sounds fine.
On a recapped NAC42 with MM boards (might not have been recapped, but I don’t know), vocals sounded a bit recessed. Otherwise it was fine.
I am slowly returning to vinyl by cleaning my old LPs and buying replacements for the ones that have been lost over the years. I am looking for a better TT as a project for this year, but I am no hurry and enjoying my middle-level Rega. If and when it is replaced, it will be relegated to the second system with the 282.
I’ve got two Exacts, one on an Rp6 and the other on P3, best I can say is it elevated P3 to close to Rp6.
Great leveller and consistent component, damning it with faint praise, but think it is excellent cart.
Hi Leggit, are the Exact with Stageline good for Pop music ? Bass and Dynamic are good ?
In terms of bass and dynamics, I am very happy with them for the music I listen to, including pop/rock, but I do not listen to symphonic music, opera, punk or heavy metal at loud volume levels (but certainly at moderate levels).
My speakers (Spendor stand mounts up to size 1/2) are not bass monsters and tend to have a reputation for neutral rendition without any fatigue.
For the price, the StageLine N and Rega Exact are a great combination for my ears with my speakers and in my room. However, I do expect to see an improvement if I can upgrade my sources later this year. Although I mostly stream from my NAS and Tidal, I am still buying and listening to more and more vinyl again, so that upgrade is just a matter of time.
Used StageLines are not expensive, so if you try one and it does not suit you, you can probably move it on with little or no loss.
You will need a Snaic if power comes from Nac 282
Hi, I already had the stageline and will pick up my Rega Exact soon.
Thanks for your comment.
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