A pair of Tibo Plus 3 (https://www.amazon.co.uk/TIBO-Plus-Active-Bluetooth-Speakers/dp/B00XVTVJJS/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1521379994&sr=1-1&keywords=Tibo+Plus+2) and Rega phono amp: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rega-Fono-Mini-A2D-Pre-Amplifier-black/dp/B0072RZ95U should sort you out. Also, any thoughts on phono preamps? I bought this a year ago and all of a sudden started getting unbearable feedback. You’re really looking at a £700-£800 ‘low’ for the best entry level integrated, to be honest. How would you compare the Rega P1 to the Pro-Ject Carbon Espirit DC? Your answer is highly appreciated! Exactly what info are you looking for? A good hifi component can highlight problems elsewhere. Hi Ken – Hmmm. It’s very easy to adjust. Sound quality is without a doubt the thing over looks regards the turntable. I have details of almost 250 products reviewed on this site. I feel this is the sort of lead Of the set build budget, therefore, every penny counts. Paul, I’m in the US. In Poland, the price is the same but I have nowhere to compare. For the Rega, you’ll need a phono amplifier and a main amplifier (you can often find an integrated amplifier with a phono amp built in – you’ll see a pair of Phono sockets on the back as proof of that). Just slide the balance weight onto the tonearm, remove the stylus … As such, Rega has proudly proclaimed that the Planar 1 … I thought I was settled on the Concept 20’s but went along and tested those and a pair of the Bronze 2’s. You’ll need a phono amp T.K. A great amp and speakers won’t give you that, they just enhance the detail extracted by that source. I am planning of replacing the amp too. Is there anything I could do e.g. One local shop has recommended I go for the Rega Apollo CD player and couple it with the Rega Brio amp. On one end is ‘superb sound quality’. Keep the HT for your AV requirements and invest in a separate chain, headed by the Rega plus a new amp and speakers for audiophile music use. And finally, I’m not quite sure how to make that setup work with the phone / laptop. Belgium In terms of cables? They offer great value if you want a lot of features for not a great deal of cash. I hope you can provide me with an answer. https://theaudiophileman.com/the-sniper/ Hi Paul – I got this setup a while back now and it’s been serving me really well. Do you think a REGA could lead me to a higher level compare to my Technics (especially this perticular model) ? ; hope there will be more. If you need help on the phono amplifier, give me a shout. I’d look at a separate transport and DAC to provide superior sound quality and an easier future upgrade path (you only need to upgrade the DAC). Lots of ‘ifs’ and ‘buts’ here. Appreciate your advice in advance. . Hi Paul! However, I suppose that at some point (in about 2/3 years; the turntable is barely a year old) I will upgrade it and go for something like the Planar 6 (ideally with the Ania MC catridge). I must admit that Ive never had this issue and I wonder if only certain models produce the effect. Also I’m not sure what cables I would need so if you could recommend that would a big help too, since I am a bit clueless! I have a NAD C740 and Totem Staff speakers. I’m also hoping to connect this stereo set-up to my TV in my living room around 590sqft (or 55sqm). You'll need to get that separately. But it has always worked fine for me, no matter what the cartridge. And yes, I’d upgrade the turntable when you can. Keep the Mani away from other components, including turntables. Because of that, I also assume that the Rega was relatively pricey? Having read this review and all the subsequent questions, the system I have in mind is the Rega 1, Rega Fono Mini A2D, Cambridge Audio Topaz AM10 and some Q Acoustics Concept 20’s. Can you recommend one in the 120-150 range? The motor? So I’ve got a choice to make (again), new or old. Another speedy set up point is the tonearm’s rear-mounted weight. What would you advice? OK, move the turntable away from ALL of those things, Rosie. I’m doing some research to jump in and put together my first setup focused on sound quality. For the 2020 holiday season, returnable items shipped between October 1 and December 31 can be returned until January 31, 2021. The Audio Technica LP120 and Pro-Ject Carbon Fiber come ready to go. Now the question. Please try your search again later. There appears to be two input sensitivity settings of 520mV (low gain) and 260mV (high gain) – setting to the high gain setting should do the job, but it could be worth trying the low gain setting. Great review and advice in general! sorry the ‘Ken System™’ later on, you can grab a separate turntable and phono amp, tell everyone to keep their hands off it and keep that as a separate thing for you. Happy to stretch the budget even further if necessary. Conicals went out like 40 yrs ago—so why, why why would they do this to themselves? As this is my first real system, what is the breaking in ? I’m really looking forward to your view on the matter. Thanks for your question Vance. To get you up and running, Rega also places a brief step-by-step set of instructions actually on the platter. Yep – go for the Fono. Should I just eventually get a separate tuner? I use an old 70s amp, Sansui 7070 (recently cleaned and serviced ) and a set of Tannoy Saturn S6 speakers. Error posting question. One of the more appealing aspects of Rega’s design policy is the lack of fuss. Also would a different platter (which one) and the Rega external phono amp make a BIG improvement. The 3020s are very good too – so they would make a great purchase if you can find a cheap source – but, as a straight choice, the ‘i’ is the one to go for. Also mainly listen to black metal (but not exclusively) so the advantage of the better TT might be lost on a majority of my records recorded in a garage In terms of power, I was thinking that I could recuperate my Quicksilvers (preamp and monobock amps) which are hidden somewhere in my closet and see how they would fit in. Im learning about streaming here and has made me look into things and research and i think i have been using my Naim wrong and only using bluetooth to stream even though have Tidal Hi-Res Subscription by reading about streamers i can see the reason they have Tidal, Spotify etc built in, so can connect via your WiFi which i have not been doing! Generally, the more expensive the turntable, the better. The result was surpisingly underwhelming. – to buy Rega Planar 3, defend it from my girlfriend and be fine with it and happily upgrade the rest of my system in the future. - I'm not joking. In your opinion, would it be useful to spend an additional 500-600 CAD (300-350 GBP) on an amp + speakers combo instead of the Sonos? I would prefer the 1 as is cheaper, but do you think it should be fine with my amp and speakers?With the Planar 2 I guess I should look for a better phono stage, like a Fono MM , and If I buy the 1 I can save a bit, as I would need nothing better than a Fono Mini phono stage. A Rega Carbon MM , supplied and fitted at the factory. Hi Paul, How about Wi-Fi? Thanks a lot for the extremely helpful reviews. Hi. I can’t seem to find information on this, or how to accomplish it online. As it stands, you would lose all of the sonic benefits of the Rega as soon as it entered that switch box. I advice would go directly to the Rega Planar 2 and go updating little by little? Great! The signature you heard may have been influenced by the amp and even the speakers (depending on which Opticons they were). isnt it right? Why I write this long letter because I would like to upgrade my player. I have a few questions :), i’m new in the world of vinyl. (Patent pending). I am looking to play a lot of Talking Heads, Led Zeppelin, Television etc on it if that helps. I will take a look for those speakers. So I was basically able to grab a P2 for the same price as I was going to pay for the P1, how about that? Thank you very much for the offer of support. Can I ask why you use the Yamaha at all? Thanks for joining the site. Hi Ignacio – I believe that an external phono amp would be superior to either of the internal models you mentioned, so I wouldn’t place too much faith in the internal models offered by Rega. I prefer to spend my budget on the turntable itself and eventually upgrade to an amp + speaker system when budget will allow it. Hi Andrea – at those prices, I’d go for the Carbon. I havent ordered speaker cable for the concepts i need 2M each way, anything you would recommend there ? Hi Igancio – looking at the rest of your system, I would look at the latest Rega Brio, the Cyrus ONE, the Heed Elixir or, if you fancy looking at valves, the Pure Sound A10: Possibly a stupid question but do I need to buy 2 of these since there are 4 sockets at the back of the phono amp? Yep, the Planar 1 should be fine with those and the Rega Fono would be an ideal fit, I reckon. I must say that I’m itching to get going … but that Sonos Amp is kinda a bit key … I guess I could link the old Sony TA-AX220 up for now? Well, because something else would have to go. I realise that you might be looking at more financial investment here but, as it stands, you’re actually wasting money by only retrieving a small portion of your initial Rega outlay in sound quality. In fact, pretty much everything you see has undergone some form of modification, including the Thermoset, gloss-laminated plinth, with its on/off switch hiding beneath the front left corner. Nice system – never been a big fan of Pioneer amps, gotta admit. Thanks, Paul! The best source possible is what you’re looking for but if it means buying a separate phono amp then free up the cash and get a Planar 1 plus that Fono. As the AM10 already has a pre-phono, I understand that its quality is poor? Hello! As your old turntable is faltering and you need to move fast then, if cash is tight, a Planar 1 would be an excellent purchase. : https://theaudiophileman.com/gett/. Sorry but i still have a (stupid) question : do you think the difference will be clearly noticeable with my actual set up (amp and speakers) because if I get this turntable, i won’t change it before a year or two (need to save some budget for works in my house) ? The Carbon does not seem to have the output that my Lenox deck had so volume needs upping a bit. Apart from the phono amp and speakers, you’ll need speaker cables (from the amp to the speakers) plus a pair of interconnect cables from the phono amp to the amplifier. Hi Nuno – thanks for your note. Hi James – if you can grab these items on a deal then sure, go for it. I think my sound bar is probably inadequate but I made the RP1 purchase with the intention to upgrade my stereo in baby-steps. If it’s not possible than I would probably purchase the slightly lesser quality Marantz PM6006 . First off, excellent site. Reviewed in the United States on October 2, 2018. Can you stretch to £598 for the amp? Would you please advise what else I need to buy for it and recommend some brands? Good luck with your purchases. It’s a toss up but I’d say that the big issue is the noise affecting your phono amp in the amp so I’d go for the best phono amp you can afford and keep it for any future turntable upgrade. So, the Rega is, what, $475 in the USA? What you will lose is the best possible sound quality from your vinyl. Do you have a receiver to recommend for that budget? I only hope it will be ok in my home and i will enjoy my collection again after more than 25 years (!) Hi Paul – Great article, a fairly glowing review! If go Brio i will get the matching Apollo in a few months also but Arcam like £350 more, what other uses can the Arcam bring ? I’ve always been intrigued though by the thought of purchasing a new turntable and Regas have been on my shortlist because 1) they are reasonably priced (did I mention how cheap I was?) For that price, either a NAD D3020 or it might be wise to head off to Japan and possibly an Onkyo model. What I would recommend is this as things stand: buy a £200-£300 integrated amp and £200 speakers with good quality cables. Again i dont know about Bi-Wiring it seems some people prefer and improves on certain setups but what i have read still not quite sure, Cambridge say they dont offer Bi Wiring on any of their speakers but Q Acoustics must think its worthy to include i guess.. Hi Marc – For this system, price point and technology, I wouldn’t bother with bi-wiring. My guess is they will broke if I open and close the cover a few dozen times. I have been researching turntables for some days i was close going for the Sony pshx500 firstly with the 5* in WhatHiFi and also as i got rid of my separates a couple of years ago and replaced with a Naim MuSo, without knowing too much about turntables and phono pre-amps i figured i could get speakers and be up and running, with a view to upgrade to pre-amp\integrated amp, Also figuring i will find another use for my muso but into buying my vinyl mostly (house, soulful house\disco\soul genre). Again QED will help there. Is it worth the savings? It’s a trade off in terms of facilities and sonics. Thank you for the quick reply´s Paul. With the Rega Planar 1, wouldn’t it be better to just stick to CDs? So with a budget of circa £250 would it make more sense to buy a second hand Rega 2 or 3, or is a new P1 an improvement on an older, but higher range Rega? Hi Laureese – quite a bit. These three items together will rival other products costing several times more. If you like the look of the ELAC speakers then, sure, go for those. If the spacer is important to you, check out this link: http://www.rega.co.uk/arm-height-adjustment-spacer.html. It's slick, very user friendly, great build quality. You can always pull back and grab an amp with a built in phono amp plus cheaper speakers (Roth do a pair for £100, for example) Please don’t put yourself under pressure. But retain a balance. Thomas. If you’re eyeing a Planar 3 then save time and trouble and forget the Planar 1 cart upgrade. 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