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  1. Rega RP8 Turntable any comments ?

    Perfect buy... one on gumtree with Apheta too... 3 RP8s for sale at once ive never seen that before
  2. Rega RP8 Turntable any comments ?

    Whatever he chooses is going to be good based on the equip being talked about but yes i do think the Ania will better the P77. Its all subjective though and yes ive never heard a P77 or an Ania but having heard the Apheta and given the way the Ania is reviewing overseas it seems a good choice if you like the Apheta but cant afford it. Also price wise a new P77i is $600 (dont know the comparison to an old one) and Ania 1k, given the choice i think most (not all) would choose the 1K MC over a $600 MM. I feel pushing the boat out for a new RP8 isnt worth it if going to put a 30 yr old NOS upper mid range MM cart on it regardless of the good reputation the P77 has. But if he sees himself upgrading the cart within 2 yrs or so then yeah get the RP8.
  3. SOLD: FS: Vinyl Records - Contemporary

    God you've gotta be quick around here
  4. Rega RP8 Turntable any comments ?

    If the OP sees another 2.5K or more for MC cart, MC phono and Neo PSU (might be necessary depending on how fast the RP8 runs) in his future then yeah get the RP8 new. If not then you can get the whole package new with a P6/Ania/Neo PSU/Rega MC fono for $3,300 RRP which out of the box will IMO be a better sounding setup than a new RP8 with the P77 and whatever phono he is using.
  5. Rega RP8 Turntable any comments ?

    I personally think the OP will be best served by getting the new P6/Ania combo. New RP8 is $3,500 without a cart, might be able to get that down to 3K though but even so i would rather have the better cart. Price wise assuming 3.5K is your max budget then the P6/Ania is $2,800 that leaves $700 for a phono stage (if you dont already have an MC phono). Not sure where you buy it yet in Australia but the new Rega MC phono is about $500 and to give you an idea i just got a used Rega Aria for $600 both of which are within your budget. Looking at that RP8 on ebay it is a good price but i think its condition leaves a little to be desired IMO, nothing bad but looks like it may have been a bit neglected. The brace on them does patina as its not coated but still if i owned it i wouldnt be letting if get like that. Having said all that if you can afford to add an apheta to that RP8 and are willing to do a little clean up work on it then its still probably the best option.
  6. Rega RP8 Turntable any comments ?

    I tend to agree but for $2,800 incl the Ania cart the P6 is excellent value... My used P7 and new exact cart cost $2,100 and while i feel the P7 is better than P6 the new ttpsu and Ania cart would probably tip in favour of P6
  7. Rega RP8 Turntable any comments ?

    Yea i too would be going a new P6 if buying new
  8. Rega RP8 Turntable any comments ?

    Nah its got shipping available... its in the description but not listed on the postage info bit. Someone hurry up and buy this so i stop looking at it. I dont need to upgrade I dont need to upgrade I dont need to upgrade
  9. Rega RP8 Turntable any comments ?

    Theres an RP8 on ebay right now with a Clear Audio MM Cart for $2,300... buy the used TT sell the cart and get a new Apheta or Ania and you are laughing. I have a P7 with a rewired arm and Exact cart, super happy with it. If the RP8 is indeed an improvement as i imagine it is then you are in for a treat.
  10. FS: Rega Fono MM MK2 Phono

    Item: Rega Fono MM MK2 Phono Location: Brisbane Price: $200 plus postage - around $20 ish Item Condition: 9.5/10 Reason for selling: Upgraded Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Mint condition, im the only owner bought brand new from Aussie Hifi used for 6 months, presents and functions as new. Comes with original box and manuals etc. Audition welcome if buying locally. Cheers. Pictures:
  11. SOLD: FS: Sennheiser HD800

    $750 is a crazy good price
  12. Room setup & acoustics

    Im no Professional im just speaking from personal experience but if it was me i would put a floor to ceiling "triangle chunk" bass trap (Bradford soundscreen) in the corner behind the speakers and gear and then line the walls of the L on the couch side from the corner out to the extremities with 70 mm thick panels of Bradford Soundscreen or similar (Pink Batts etc). Space permitting i would chunk trap (possibly too hard here) or hang a 600 mm W x 1200 mm L x 140 mm D panel from the ceiling down to the top of the couch diagonally across the corner behind the couch (hopefully the couch isnt too high otherwise you will have to make the panel shorter) and i would also hang 2x 600 x 1200 x 70 panels on the left and right side walls on the equipment side. Going even further a large shaggy rug on the floor and 4 of the same 70mm thick panels on the ceiling and you would have it covered really well. In a perfect world you would also benefit by hanging a square panel across the top corner above the couch only possible if you chunk trap that corner. That isnt at all practical so scaling it back i would do the 2 corners with bass traps (if possible chunk bass trap the couch corner from ceiling down to couch top) and cover the first sidewall reflection points (unfortunately your left speakers first sidewall reflection point is a window so maybe just put it on the wall after the window and it will get some of it) with a 70mm thick panel and add the shaggy rug. Read up on the mirror test to find your proper locations for reflection points. Biggest problem i see is the fact that your listening position is in a corner (so bass frequencies are amplified) and against a wall so that couch wall really needs a bit of work. Explaining a few terms here: Bradford Soundscreen - Acoustic insulation, there are a few different brands available, its a mineral glasswool insulation used for stopping sound transference through walls and floors. Chunk bass trap involves cutting the Soundscreen insulation into triangles and then layering them up in the corner and also involves making a frame and upholstering with material. The 140 mm and 70 mm thick panels are also soundscreen but you just make a frame that fits the batt dimensions (R 2.0 is 70 mm thick), 70mm a panel is fine for wall panels but if hanging diagonally across a corner then 140mm is better so you just make a thicker frame and put 2 batts in it. For wall and ceiling panels it is more effective if you mount them at least 30mm off the wall (the air gap is important). Lastly dont buy the eggcrate or pyramid shaped foam on ebay it is completely useless. I know thats a lot of info but if you are reasonable DIYer you can do that pretty comfortably for around $500ish (to give you and idea i spent $900 and i made eight 70 x 600 x 1800 panels and two 140 x 600 x 1800 bass trap panels. If you arnt a DIYer ide be getting those tunable tube shaped bass traps and mounting them in the 2 corners and 2 autex panels for the first reflection points but thats going to be at least 1K if you buy used. If you are in fact a very handy DIYer google a limp membrane bass trap and make that (my current project). If you need further instructions on how to make the panels let me know.
  13. Best price ive ever seen
  14. FS: Jimi Hendrix Classic Records Sealed

    Ill take everything else except cry of love
  15. Perils of focusing too much on gear

    Well i certainly didnt expect such a rousing conversation on this topic... my initial reason for posting was the fact that i was searching for a number of titles before i started upgrading components then basically just kept upgrading and didnt listen enough during the upgrade process and if ide gone ahead and dropped another 5k on a new TT i wouldnt have been able to buy new titles for a while and upon missing out on that RP10 realised my record collection was stagnant and that i was far enough along the upgrade path and would have really regretted not being able to buy more records due to budget restraints after buying another TT.... so for me i think having a bigger collection of records is more important but i also think if your system is falling short of your expectations then maybe put the LPs on hold and get some more gear but make sure to keep listening as you upgrade so you know when youve gone far enough
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