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Rega RP10/Aphelion or P10/Apheta3

Discussion in 'audio' started by Luceo non uro, Feb 12, 2021.


Would you buy Rega RP10/Aphelion or P10/Apheta3

  1. RP10/Aphelion

  2. P10/Apheta3

  1. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    That is perfectly fine but to me it looks unfinished
  2. dave charlton

    dave charlton EBLT driven

    There seems to be an emerging style to the new casework (which I like very much) of the new baby Io amplifier, P10 PSU and Aethos reference amplifier (I know it has huge heatsinks) which I think might work it's way into further designs.
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2021
  3. Mr Pig

    Mr Pig ^'- -'^

    It does look better and, importantly, is a style that can be fashioned in both plastic and alloy. A nice step in the right direction I think.

    Yes, but it's also hard to do. The RP8/10 have plastic edging covering the sides of the outer plinth. I don't know how they did but I'm struggling to see a way to fix that on that will be robust.

    And those are fairly simple straight strips. To put edging on the curves of the P10 would be a lot more challenging and to be honest, I really don't know that the deck needs it. It's not a pipe and slippers, wood veneered record player. It's a minimalist, performance fist design and anyone who buys into that isn't likely to be too phased by the visible foam.
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  4. puddlesplasher

    puddlesplasher pfm Member

    I agree with DC above and I like the latest Aethos , P10 power supply and hope a furture matching CD player is forthcoming that sits between the Saturn r and Isis.
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  5. Luceo non uro

    Luceo non uro pfm Member

    The Aria and Aura also have the new design, which I hope they keep for a decent period (10 years?) before changing again.

    I actually looked into trading my mk2 Aria in for a Mk3 to match my amp and PSU, but it was silly money to pay for exactly the same internals. I’ll bide my time until I can afford the Aura!
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  6. C62AphetaMAP

    C62AphetaMAP New Member

    I wen't from the RP8/Apheta I combo, to the P8/Apheta II combo, and it's almost like night/day (though i hate that term used for Audio, but anyways). Some even claimed that the new P8 is better than the old RP10, so there u have it. If money is no object, then i would buy the P10 as an "end-game" TT. I think i will then be ok with the newer Apheta III, which in fact are the same "needle" as the Aphelion, but with another material for the body itself. Havne't heard the Apheta III, but from what iv'e heard, it's a freakin' bargain. If i can afford it, in the near future, i will settle on the P10 and be a happy owner for life.
  7. Mr Pig

    Mr Pig ^'- -'^

    I heard a lot about this. They seem to be about equal but trading punches. The P8 is more full bodies and warm sounding while the RP10 is cleaner, more dynamic and detailed. No matter how you cut it, it does make the P8 a bargain at just over half the price of the RP10.
  8. PerF

    PerF Scandinavian Member

    They start somewhere, previous generation RP1 were replaced with P1 (which currently now looking to change the bling gloss black to matte black - welcomed I'd say)
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  9. John

    John Fore!

    Not a fan of gloss finishes period.
  10. Mr Pig

    Mr Pig ^'- -'^

    I think it depends. I think it looks smart on the cheaper decks but conversely, it makes the RP8/RP10 look cheap!
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  11. RS3

    RS3 Member

    It’ll be interesting to see if they replace the P10 with P12. I’m pretty sure it will happen but I also think it’s a few years away as the P10 is selling really well at its price point and there is always a danger in replacing your top end products too quickly. Customers quite often postpone a purchase as they know it will be replaced.
  12. Mr Pig

    Mr Pig ^'- -'^

    I bet the don't call it the P12 as the name is too similar to that of another famous UK turntable.

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