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Rega planar 3 or old lp12

Discussion in 'audio' started by worz, Jun 3, 2021.

  1. worz

    worz pfm Member

    Hi all just fancy a change ,is the new p3 good enough to get me sorted from my old pre circus lp12
  2. david ellwood

    david ellwood Kirabosi Kognoscente

    If all you’re looking for is change, then the P3 will give you that in spades.
  3. Colin123

    Colin123 pfm Member

    I'd go for a Nottingham Analogue Deck myself.
  4. pocketkitchen

    pocketkitchen Registered User

    No, I’d have the LP12 any day, as long as it’s in decent nick.
    Gervais Cote likes this.
  5. dave charlton

    dave charlton EBLT driven

    Depends what you mean by sorted.
  6. worz

    worz pfm Member

    Well a fuss free alternative I suppose that will cut the mustard
  7. PerF

    PerF Scandinavian Member

    Technics SL1200GR
    eevo1969, chris@panteg and Robert M like this.
  8. david ellwood

    david ellwood Kirabosi Kognoscente

    May as well buy a streamer.
  9. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    LP12 is miles better, why change for the worse? You would need a P8 or 10 & they don’t even have lids.
    Gervais Cote likes this.
  10. dave charlton

    dave charlton EBLT driven

    I like the unfussiness of Rega turntables. Don't be fooled though, less is more.
  11. david ellwood

    david ellwood Kirabosi Kognoscente

    Certainly unfussy about speed stability and isolation
  12. Stuart Frazer

    Stuart Frazer pfm Member

    I would probably keep the LP12.

    When was it last serviced and tuned up?
  13. dave charlton

    dave charlton EBLT driven

    Service and a tune, here we go again.
  14. worz

    worz pfm Member

    I'm not going down that road again ,to be honest I've lost interest in the old fruit box
    Modular it maybe but crickey at a huge cost to just keep up
  15. wylton

    wylton Naim and Mana member

    I should point out, that any LP12 of any era, can be set up and left as it is; nobody is holding a gun to your head to do the upgrades, in fact many/most of us, couldn't afford them anyway. A belt and a mat now and again maybe.
  16. worz

    worz pfm Member

    I no mate
  17. david ellwood

    david ellwood Kirabosi Kognoscente

    That’s a shame.
    PhilDick and Rockmeister like this.
  18. JimmyB

    JimmyB pfm Member

    I'd seriously look at what PerF suggested, although I'd go down the vintage route for better looks.
    Old Japanese stuff looks far less dated than old LP12s to my eyes.

    Rega stuff is well engineered, sounds good and they don't cling to the past for no reason. Some may sneer but maybe they're just not able to move on yet.... ;-) also good value and built on this isle.
    booja30 likes this.
  19. pocketkitchen

    pocketkitchen Registered User

    I don’t think an LP12 requires huge cost to keep up. Keep up with what, exactly? Yes it would cost an awful lot to upgrade to top-end, new spec. The pre-Cirkus deck is very good and just needs a tweak every now and again. I did mine every 5 years in the 20 or so I had one. I’d give it a new cartridge and buy some records. A new P3 doesn’t get close to my ears, as good as it is.
    guydarryl and Fudgemaster like this.
  20. sktn77a

    sktn77a pfm Member

    It would cost quite a lot to get your LP12 updated (subchassis, bearing, P/S) and set up well. If you're not into that, get the SL1200GR - more flexible than the Linn or the Rega and sound is probably close to what you have right now.

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