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Rega P3 vs P6 vs RP6

Discussion in 'audio' started by wiresandmore, Jan 25, 2023.

  1. PerF

    PerF Scandinavian Member

    Not unusual from a sales perspective, whatever the truth is.
    I met a car seller which claimed an old Skoda with 800000 miles driven, was like new driving..:rolleyes:
  2. Craig B

    Craig B Re:trophile

    That one certainly looked minty. Appears to have had an RB301 which I don't see as a liability.
  3. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    Really? 800,000 miles, as in 1.3 million km? That's incredible. I once had a ride in a Skoda Octavia taxi with 380k miles, it was utterly worn out. The basic engine was of course perfect, but literally everything else was rattling and falling off. The driver reckoned that he drove it at night and another guy in the day, and that it got a new clutch once a year or so along with brake discs, bits of worn out suspension, wheel bearings and so on. I can't imagine what 800k miles looks like.

    I feel unworthy. My 13 year old car is only on 195k miles, it's just had new rear discs and needs the fronts doing, and the last advisory was for front suspension top bushes being worn and due replacement in the next few months. Second and third gear syncros are getting a bit notchy when the oil is cold, and the door seal whistles. We'll see how it looks at the next service in about 5k.
  4. John

    John Rack’em Up!

    Really? I’m truly not a fan of the shiny gloss finish of any of the RP6,8 or 10 decks. IMO, the later P versions of the deck look much smarter.

    popol_vuh and Miss Ariel like this.
  5. raysablade

    raysablade pfm Member

    You should have bought it and made a fortune on YouTube.
  6. PerF

    PerF Scandinavian Member

    Same here
    I hope gloss finish is out by next generation, some Planars seem already to be matte' finish.
  7. Jamie

    Jamie pfm Member

    I much prefer the look of my shiny white RP6 to dull grey-ish P6. I wanted some shiny white RS3's to go with it, but Rega had discontinued them when the time came to look for some, so ended up with (not as shiny) white Kudos X2.
    The RP6 does have a metal (aluminium) sub-platter (at least mine does). Yellow Rega wool mat goes nice with the Exact.
  8. raysablade

    raysablade pfm Member

    Each to their own. For me the red high gloss finish on the RP6 is Rega’s best.
    I’m usually in favour of progress but if it means you have to dress everything in deathly dull grey, I’d question its value.
    Jamie likes this.
  9. PerF

    PerF Scandinavian Member

    Can't argue there
  10. gerlando

    gerlando Prog Rocker

    “De gustibus non est disputandum…”
    All in my opinion obviously.
  11. wiresandmore

    wiresandmore pfm Member

    Yes, that certainly makes me smile…..never seem to be well used!!
  12. wiresandmore

    wiresandmore pfm Member

    Well, well, well.

    News from What Hi-Fi regarding Rega at Bristol -

    "There must've been something in the water in 1973. Turntable specialist Rega is also celebrating its 50th anniversary this year – so we can expect a special product to commemorate the occasion. Rega plays things close to the chest, though, so we'll get our first glimpse of any new products at the show.

    What we can reveal for now is that there will be a new white matte finish for the Planar 6, Planar 8 and Planar 10 turntables unveiled at the show."

    Looks like they read my mind....white Planar 6 to be ordered soon!
    tpetsch likes this.
  13. HifiDan

    HifiDan pfm Member

    Also, a dealer told me Saturday there’s an updated Osiris amp being launched.
  14. eelmaster

    eelmaster pfm Member

    Any more info than that?
  15. wiresandmore

    wiresandmore pfm Member

    I see Rega have updated their website with official pictures of the white 6,8 and 10.

    E.g. have a look at the 6, does look very good (different lid and platter vs. the grey variant) :
  16. dave charlton

    dave charlton pfm Member

    I agree, the best looking conventional Planar imo, especially fitted with the Ania Pro. The basis for some serious vinyl playback.
  17. JustJohn

    JustJohn pfm Member

    The white P6 looks great with the opti-white platter. I'd swap the darker P8 platter for the new opti-white no question, otherwise I'm not keen on the white P8 with black foam.
  18. Mr Pig

    Mr Pig Trade: ^'- -'^

    That's interesting that they're doing a white option on the P10 plinth, although it does seem a little pointless considering you can hardly see any of it?
  19. boegelund

    boegelund pfm Member

    Hmm, white 8 and 10 not to my taste admittedly.
    Great sounding decks for sure.
  20. dave charlton

    dave charlton pfm Member

    It's all part of the weight saving philosophy. I'm really warming to the clear look of the new 8 & 10. I think both would look really cool with a white mat.

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