The Rega RP1 turntable offers a substantial performance upgrade over the former P1. And there’s a way to improve the performance to an even greater degree. The RP1 has so much potential that Rega has put together a Performance Pack designed to push the performance even higher.
The RP1 can be purchased with the Performance Pack already installed for $599, or owners of the RP1 can purchase the Performance Pack as an upgrade for $219.
The Performance Pack is designed for use with the RP1 turntable and as a natural replacement for the outgoing P2 model. It includes the Rega Bias 2 moving magnet cartridge, an upgraded drive belt and a high performance 100% natural wool turntable mat usually supplied with the P3,P5 and P7. You will also find a 14mm diameter rubber spacer enclosed in the cartridge pack which ensures the plug and play design of the RP1 remains, along with a cartridge alignment protractor for use when fitting the cartridge.
Upgraded drive belt
The increased drive delivered by the upgrade belt offers greater speed stability and accuracy. This is especially noticeable during long musical notes which adds greatly to the musical performance of the turntable.
Bias 2 cartridge
A hand assembled moving magnet cartridge which uses a high quality elliptical stylus and parallel wound coils that would usually be found in cartridges costing many times the amount. Housed in Rega’s unique lightweight high rigidity cartridge body the Bias 2 offers a detailed, balanced performance with tight bass and excellent stereo imagery.
A high quality mat manufactured from 100% natural wool. Wool having stiffer fibres than synthetic man made material directly improves coupling between the phenolic resin platter and the vinyl LP.
Plug & Play
The inclusion of a 14mm ‘O’ ring spacer is supplied in with the Bias 2 cartridge box. This is fitted to the balance weight shaft before pushing the weight on as far as it goes. This automatically sets the tracking weight to the recommended range of the Bias 2 cartridge and negates the need for setup or a tracking pressure gauge.
For more info, please visit www.rega.co.uk.