So I just got my new feet..

David J of Sweden has upgraded his Rega RP1 with bearing sheath and aluminium feet. With just these simple upgrades, he has noticed sonic improvement to his TT. Here's his feedback:

Hi Michael! 

I wanted to share my results of my upgraded feet and bearing nut I bought from you recently. In all honesty, I bought the feet with the intention that it would be a visual enhancement. After having upgraded the original platter to a substantially heavier acrylic one, the heavier-duty bearing nut you provide seemed like a good buy aswell, no more anxiety over unneccesary wear and tear on the bearing. 

I wasn't really expecting a sonic upgrade after mounting the feet, which by the way was easy as pie and took a couple of minutes. But to my surprise, I experienced a slightly more focused sound with a bit more clarity. I've been playing records for a couple of weeks now with the new upgrades and I do appreciate the improved sound and I absolutely love the look of the turntable now, it looks luxurious. 

I attached some pictures of the turntable with the upgrades for you to enjoy. 

Thanks for the well-sounding and amazing looking tweaks and the excellent service! 

Best regards 

David has also commented in vinylengine :

So I just got my new feet.. 

I ordered a new set of aluminum feet from the Rega enthusiast Michael Lim, along with a new bearing nut. I just wanted to share my results with you. 

Since my acrylic platter is way heavier than the original platter, I figured why not improve the rigidity and hopefully dissapate some of the vibrations.

Thats why I threw in the bearing nut in the order, but I was aiming for the feet. I mounted and installed both upgrades in minutes and the results are stunning, at least to me. Been listening to some records for the better part of the evening and I can't decide whether I'm experiencing placebo or this actually made a difference in my setup.

The sound seems clearer and more focused to me, in lack of a better description. In all honesty I didn't even buy them expecting a sonic improvement, I just thought they looked amazing. I'll have to give this some more listening to be sure, but to be clear, I love the elegance they bring to my simple Rega. Alright, back to listening..

So don't under-estimate the "potential" of your stock Rega TT. Enjoy tweaking!

Thanks David!


Thomas Doherty said...

What is the bearing nut/sheath? How does it improve the sound? How much is it-and is it available for an RP-6 as well?

Michael Lim said...

Hi Thomas,

Bearing sheath is a kind of long nut used to strengthen the rather thin wall of the main bearing hub of RP1/P1 especially after upgrade to heavier glass/acrylic platter. Hence, it helps to improve rigidity and dissipate some of the vibration energy.
The RP6 bearing hub is fairly robust and bearing sheath is not available at the moment.

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