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Rega P8 or Technics SL1200G

Discussion in 'audio' started by Konteebos, May 21, 2019.


Technics SL1200G or Rega Planar 8

  1. Technics

    33 vote(s)
  2. Rega

    29 vote(s)
  1. springer

    springer pfm Member

    I went from a P5 to my 1210GR. No competition.
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  2. Konteebos

    Konteebos Traitor Re-joiner

    I just ordered the 1200G! I'll check the platter for warping and reject it if it looks bad.
    Thanks for all the comments.
  3. Robby

    Robby pfm Member

    Congratulations. I have no issues at all with my platter. Didn't realise others had an issue until I saw this mentioned in this thread.
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  4. Musicraft

    Musicraft Trade: Musicraft

  5. Musicraft

    Musicraft Trade: Musicraft

    Nice one :cool:
  6. Seanm

    Seanm pfm Member

    Report back won't you. Wife would be very pleased if I traded in the Gyro for one of these.
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  7. Konteebos

    Konteebos Traitor Re-joiner

    Will do, but it looks like delivery will be at least a couple of weeks.
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  8. PerF

    PerF Scandinavian Member

    May I ask is there a marked difference G vs GR apart from the pricing ?
  9. ex brickie

    ex brickie pfm Member

    So what's the difference between the SL1200G and the old skool SL1210 MkII sound quality wise then??
  10. daytona600

    daytona600 Registered User

    If you want british & world class would add this one recently launched at munich

    It wouldn’t be Munich without some turntables but the good news is that while some of them (as we shall cover) were very spendy indeed, one of the most interesting was pretty terrestrially priced. The Vertere Dynamic Groove is the most affordable turntable that the company has ever designed and to achieve the performance in mind, it has approached a number of design aspects with a completely fresh outlook. The result is a turntable that costs £2,850 with a cartridge (by comparison, ticking all the boxes on a ‘big’ Vertere takes you well into six figures) and looks absolutely brilliant. A quick demonstration suggested that this is going to be a very important turntable indeed.
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  11. early

    early pfm Member

    There is no comparison, the 1200G sounds more like an SP10.
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  12. James Evans

    James Evans Bedroom Bodger

    When I was in Doug Brady's last week we were chatting about the differences and they said one of their customers had a pair of the limited edition gold plated old 1210s. He bought a GR "just because", and then came back for another one as he said the sound quality was way better than the older decks. Both those old decks are apparently now sold. The G is apparently another step up again. I resisted the temptation to even look at it.
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  13. jagdesign

    jagdesign pfm Member

    I recently moved from a fairly modded SL-1210 (Jelco 750, PSU, SDS mat, Isonoes) to the P8, and the P8 is a significant step up in all departments aside from perhaps the Techie edging it very slightly on speed stability. The timbre and micro-dynamics the Rega can resolve compared to the Technics is uncanny.
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  14. John_73

    John_73 pfm Member

    This! I’ve owned an SP10 mk2, Garrard 301s and 401s, and am perfectly happy with the 1200G. Fuss free, just gets on with it. A pity they styled it after the 1200 really, as it's a completely new design entirely, yet many can’t seem to look beyond the visual similarities. Definitely up there with the afore mentioned decks.
    The only I don’t like is the blue LEDs! Red would have been so much better.
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  15. matt j

    matt j pfm Member

    Neither would be on my list, but if you put a gun to my head then I'd probably have to pick the Technics.
  16. abbydog

    abbydog pfm Member

    I haven’t tried real high end stuff like Rega, so only have budget crap like Brinkmann/Koetsu and LP12/Breuer/Koetsu for comparison but my 1200G ain’t going nowhere. Now where’s that hoodie...
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  17. poco a poco

    poco a poco I'm Jim

    I wonder what the wonderful Breuer arm would sound like on a 1200G?
  18. abbydog

    abbydog pfm Member

    The Technics arm is just fine and seems to suit the deck well. I’ve had the various Ortofon things in it but with a Dynavector coil it really started to shine and it is killer with 12inch 45s. I’ll get hold of a Hanna at some point which people seem to like a lot in this deck.
  19. alanbeeb

    alanbeeb pfm Member

    Although the 1200G arm is perfectly fine, it can be made magnificent with $169 for the KAB 1000 Fluid Damper.

    Its very easy to fit and completely reversible. I was considering replacing the perfectly good 1200G arm with something like a Jelco 850 or even an SME IV - but if either of these had given me half the improvement the damper has given, I would have been very pleased - but much poorer!
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  20. al2002

    al2002 pfm Member

    Can you provide a link?

    Were identical arms and cartridges used?

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