It's a joyful experience ...... 

(Can you remember this post? Just click on the above to flashbacks of Jani's first upgrades.)

In this earlier post, Jani'of Finland had taken the trouble to share with a series of pictures, step by step procedure how he upgraded his TT. It's really good reference, especially for Rega Planar 2 owners.

One thing good about having a Rega TT, irrespective of the model, no worries about it's age (30yrs? no problem...), you are not left out in this interesting hobby of tweaking. The best part is : You can tweak in stages; you can choose to spend a little or a lot ; you may pick and choose whichever component you believe to be of utmost important to begin with; you can even surprise your other half with the sonic improvement that she actually doesn't believe will ever happen.....

Above all, it's a "joyful experience"as Jani had put it and you would be rewarded with more enjoyable music after all the effort put in!

Let's see what's Jani's experience this time:

Hi Michael 

Here are some thoughts about the top and bottom braces I installed a few days ago. After I decided to keep my Rega Planar 2 (1985) instead of buying a new turntable I have gradually upgraded the turntable with Michael Lim's aftermarket products. 

For me the biggest change was installing the motor-isolation base together with the metal subplatter and the double pulley. The motor-isolation base was a cost-effective and better alternative to buying a new motor.

Then I learned about the top and bottom braces and decided to upgrade the plinth. 

For every upgrade there has been remarkable sonic improvement. I did not expect much from the braces, but was surprised by the immediate effect they had on the sound, both musically and sonically. In short the music tightened up in all registers and from the bass to piano overtones. 

Jani, Finland. 

Thanks to you again, Jani

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"RP6 plinth and Lim feet project" is another new tweak for Daniel Malito of New York.  You may take a look at his other tweaks for his RP1 in my earlier post: 

It's always exciting to see how other TT enthusiasts contribute unique ideas in enhancing the performance of their own beloved TT. 



Michael, as I told you, I ordered an RP6 plinth from Rega and used your feet and other upgrade parts to make an improved RP6. Well here is the finished product! 

Also, I took your aluminum feet and put a hemisphere of sorbothane on the bottom to further reduce vibration and it works fantastic! 

Thanks again!


Thanks Daniel!

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Stainless Steel Dual pulley is an upgrade to aluminium pulley. Together with the new aluminium sub-platter you would immediately notice significant difference for sure. If further enhanced by the addition of the underslung counterweight, you would be surprised to see the results!

Samar of Richardson, Texas, has these upgrades added to his system and here's his feedback


I finally had a chance to install all the items I received from you a few weeks back. 

     . Dual Pulley 
     . Machined Sub Platter 
     . Red Belts 
     . Under slung tone arm weight 

I installed all the components at the same and I wasn't quite sure what to expect. I played a few records and I immediately noticed a big increase in pitch stability as well as soundstage. I suspect this is because of the machine sub platter. Overall, the sound is just tighter, more accurate, and the spatial separation of the instruments is fantastic. The bass definitely sounds an octave lower, with much more slam and presence. I'm still using just an Elys 2 so I suspect that I can get more more detail from the grooves by upgrading my cartridge/stylus. 

Thanks again for all your help and I'll be back soon for the ceramic platter and the spacers :) I've attached a few pictures of the install for you.

The amp that I am using is a PrimaLuna Prologue 2 ( 

The speakers that I am using or the Rega RS5. 

Overall, I'm extremely happy with the system and especially so after installing your upgrades.


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Thomas Nielsen's upgraded TT - "P9/P10"....

Congratulations Thomas! 

WOW! Audiomods arm! The latest addition of to his heavily modded P3-24 TT; it's in even higher league now. 

Sharing with you pictures and feedback from Thomas:

Hi Michael! 

As I promised you a few weeks ago, here is a pair of pictures of the top brace in my P3-24 - and my new arm from Audiomods, that I recieved just before this weekend. 

As I noted in the last mail - and still listening to the stock rega arm - the bracing upgrade was absolutely audible, with an overall more focused sound and small details from the background popping up even more clearly. And the alu-feets is making the turntable looking georgious! I´m realy glad I got those!

And now - with the Audiomods arm - I think that I have a turntable in the same league as the P9/RP10 - or maybe even better, what arm is concerned. But thats my opinion.

Best regards from Denmark
Thomas Nielsen

Thanks again, Thomas!

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