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Rega Naia

Discussion in 'audio' started by Aspro, Jan 29, 2023.

  1. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    Not many Rega dealers will stock the full range, they will make a judgement upon what will sell. My local retailer had the P10 but not the P8 for example, they also stocked Linn.
  2. myles

    myles Intentionally left blank

    I bet they do - imagine how the mighty NAIAD sounds to their ears. Stick with your P10; I hear it's all you'll ever need.
  3. matt j

    matt j pfm Member

    Lots? How many P8/P10 users are in the £12k bracket? That's one hell of an upgrade!
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  4. Tim Jones

    Tim Jones pfm Member

    I suspect the point of the post was to imply that only "the faithful" would be interested; which seems a little insular. If I had £12k for a deck, I would certainly be listening to a Naia if I could, but would also be listening to other things - just as I did when at one point I had those readies several years ago.

    The point, in a way, is that Rega are now getting into that bracket; and there will be some snobbery about it.
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  5. Alex S

    Alex S carbon based lifeform

    Always makes me laugh that Rega aren’t allowed to make expensive stuff according to proper audiophiles.
    popol_vuh, wiresandmore, JonR and 5 others like this.
  6. paul darwin

    paul darwin Trade: Rega Research

    Gents, it appears that some extravagant claims are being suggested here about the forthcoming Naia turntable, I am certainly unaware of anyone saying that the difference between it and the Planar 10 is the same as the difference between the Planar 3 and the Planar 10.

    Similarly there have been some observations as to the projected price with no knowledge of the costs of materials and manufacture.

    Perhaps we should all reserve absolute judgement until it lands in stores towards the autumn when it will be available for all to hear and we would then welcome and encourage demonstration against any other similarly priced turntable and subsequent informed observations would be more than welcome.
    CTank, Jono_13, AV8 and 18 others like this.
  7. Tim Jones

    Tim Jones pfm Member

    Sorry Paul, but that's what I was told. I did take it with a pinch of salt....
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  8. Aspro

    Aspro pfm Member

    Quite right too. Another thread I should never have started. Mind you I think Rega are partly to blame. Teasing us with an appearance but no demonstration or hard facts. Nature (and Hifi forums) abhors a vacuum.
    paul darwin likes this.
  9. sonddek

    sonddek Trade: SUPATRAC

    It's not that it's not allowed to make expensive stuff, it's just that the brand is thoroughly associated with no-nonsense affordable kit which lasts and is great value for money for people with an ordinary income. If Wilson Benesch produce a £10K turntable people ask "why so cheap?" I can see why Rega would want to extend into the 'high end' market, but I wonder how hard it is to exist in both arenas. Brands become identified with market sectors.

    I wish Rega luck with the Naia. It's great to see the turntable art making progress. It's a great time to be a vinyl-lover.
    Jono_13 and Boris the madcap like this.
  10. Alex S

    Alex S carbon based lifeform

    Indeed. So now let’s applaud them for making no nonsense expensive kit. There’s certainly a gap in the market for that.
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  11. dave charlton

    dave charlton pfm Member

    Rega have been making no nonsense hi-fi for fifty years.
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  12. tpetsch

    tpetsch The Rhythm has Control..

    On top of those improvements over the P8 you mentioned the P10 also offers a ceramic upper brace Vs. Aluminum & hand matched motor to power supply/ improved motor mounting & a more substantial subplatter.
  13. boegelund

    boegelund pfm Member

    I believe Rega entered that bracket when Planar 9 released, more than twenty years ago.
    Later on came Osiris, Isis, R10 etc.

    I've never associated Rega with snobbery,(its people that are snobby sometimes) on the contrary, some people laughed at the look of my very first Rega Planet CD player, the laugh stiffend a bit when it began to play music like few.
  14. Tim Jones

    Tim Jones pfm Member

    Not quite. The P9 didn't cost £12K, even at adjusted prices. I know, I bought one and owned it happily for a decade.
  15. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    Best of luck but this is a Hifi forum so…;)
    matt j, sonddek, paul darwin and 2 others like this.
  16. Lowgroove

    Lowgroove pfm Member

    I am happy to see the release of this product. I currently have a P6 and in a year or 2 I am looking to upgrade. My budget will be in this range.

    Currently I have a few turntables shortlisted - SME model 12 or 15 (with any of their arms), Kuzma Stabi R with 4 point tonearm and VPI Avenger with Fatboy arm. I was going to look at the P10 against these but now I can look at the Naia. By the time I get the funds together that shortlist might change a bit.
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  17. Aspro

    Aspro pfm Member

    I don’t think Peter will be very happy if the NAIA sinks his armada of LP12’s.
  18. terrycym

    terrycym pfm Member

    I heard that the difference between a P10 and a P9 was less than the difference between a P10 and a Naia
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  19. dave charlton

    dave charlton pfm Member

    Roy Gandy at the Show ...

  20. Alex S

    Alex S carbon based lifeform

    "Better Violins". Ambitious. Always comes over as a top bloke.
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