Karl’s (of California, USA) woody Planar 2 upgrades:

Hi Michael,

I received the sub platter and pulley. Everything is good quality and I am enjoying my upgrades. It is definitely an improvement over the stock sub platter and plastic pulley. As promised here are a few pictures of my turntable along with your upgrades:

Thank you,

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Hello from New Zealand

Peter of New Zealand's new TT upgrades on his Rega P2 :

Hi Michael, 
All parts installed in minutes. 
The counterweight first. Got good improvement from less noise so background blacker allowing more music to be heard.  
Then the sub platter went in and another slight improvement in presentation overall. Good job by you. Fit and finish was excellent. 
Now wondering how sound may change when sub platter runs in. 
Could I ask why a running in period is need and explanation behind it?

Best regards 
Ps : all potential customers should not have any concerns. Michaels products are superbly built and finished and deliver what he says they will

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John Gallup of California USA has recently upgraded his Rega Turntable with acrylic plinth and bronze bearing hub. Here's his feedback and beautiful pictures of his new TT : 


The plinth, bearing and braces arrived today in good order. I was pleased to find that you had already assembled almost everything, which made the installation a snap, requiring only a few screwdrivers. Everything lined up properly and fit well. I'm already using your motor base, adjustable feet, and motor pulley.

I put on a record I always play after I've modified the system ("Selections from the Gutter," by Art Hodes, Storyville SLP 4057) and was delighted to hear stronger bass and less wow and flutter. I'm not sure why this should be the case but it is very enjoyable. Your plinth is of course heavier than the stock Rega RP-3, and as I understand it Rega's philosophy is to make the plinth as light as possible. Whatever the reason, your plinth and bearing work well and I'm very glad to add them to my system.

Some photos are attached.

As always, it's a pleasure doing business with you.

John Gallup

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Steven’s Rega RP8 - improvements done

Steven of Sandy, USA, had done several mods to his Rega RP-8 TT and here are the feedback :

My understanding after reading the information online is the motor isolator concept is the motor mounted to the base you provide sits on the table totally unattached to the turntable. So some parts in the kit are not used. As you said in the last email use the bolts and nuts -- that is what I did to mount the motor and PCB to the base.

I ended up placing 4 cork (beverage table protectors) about 9.3mm total with the all the rubber mesh pads under the base. The cork would slip without the mesh pads between the cork and audio stand. 

If this is correct it is a smart yet simple improvement! My other turntable has a separate motor which makes complete sense.

Feet: I put the small knurled screw to the turntable and the larger one hard against it and then rotate the foot to raise or lower it. Otherwise it seemed to unscrew. Seems to work this way.

I think the cartridge broke in about when I added the counterweight - only way to know is to go back. I got the weight close to the pivot.

Right now this RP8 sounds better than ever - clear and lively. It took a heavy table with a 3-inch top, removing the dust cover and your help.

Thanks for your upgrades!


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Another upgrade for Vesa of Filand - Aluminium sub - platter to his new TT. Here's his feedback and beautiful pictures of his beloved TT: 

Hi Michael, 

Thank you for your service once again! 

I've had time to listen bunch of record and my feelings for your subplatter are great! I already had after market subplatter installed but yours is better by small but noticiable amount. Music breaths more freely and sound opens up nicely. 

I'm very pleased for the result! 

At the moment, I have delrin platter installed, but I'm thinking to try out your acrylic platter against it at some point in future. 

Couple of pictures attached. 

BR /Vesa

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Silvio has added Motor isolation base and adjustable aluminium feet for his  Pro-ject Carbon Debut and he is very happy with the result. Here's his feedback: 

Dear Michael,
Last weekend I upgraded my Project Debut Carbon with motor isolation base and new aluminium feet.
I fixed the motor with a different approach than others with Project Debut Carbon, I had a spare motor with lower holes, suitable to attached it to the isolation base, I bought M3 screws of smaller length to accomplish that.
Rubber Support wasn’t needed with this motor. See pict:

What a sound improvement with this upgrade, awesome results !!!

As a physician, I used a stethoscope to hear the plinth motor noise, and with the isolation solution I can’t hear the noise anymore !!!

I tried others isolation solutions before that, none of them offers the sound improvement accomplished with yours.

Thank you !!! 

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Here's Roberto's acrylic plinth with vta adjuster upgrade, what do you think.....

Hi Michael, 

I'm proud to announce that i completed the turntable.                                                                                             

IMHO is very good. 

You can find attached some pictures. 



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Barrington's new upgrades .....

Barrington of UK has added what new upgrades to his TT? Take a look at his pictures below..... and more importantly his comments after the upgrades:

"Wow wow wow who would have thought a stabiliser and trible pulley have such a significant upgrade to my turntable. 

When the package arrived I was surprised how wide the stabiliser is. However this makes it easier to fit because you don't have to to tightening it as much as a conventional nut. 

The improvements in sound is best described musical multiple layering. You get the separated flavour of the instruments in terms of tune, rhythm, dynamics, image and sound stage. And yet at the same time you are struck by how well the musicians complement each other.  I find my musical appetite widening because it spotlights how the music is being played, the emotions and sentiment rather than just the type of music. 

I am using the stabiliser on a Origin Live Encounter Mk3c, this has made significant improvement to the performance of the arm. I will recommend you try it on any arm with a Rega fitting. "

Thanks, Barrington!

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Zoltan of Hungary has upgraded his New Planar 3 with Aluminium sub -platter and aluminium feet. A very simple comment which is good enough to express his satisfaction with the upgrades.

Thanks for your nice pictures, Zoltan!

Hi Michael, 

The packet arrived.                                                                                                                                                  

Great sound

Thank you

Best regards!

Zoltán Hettinger

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David of Washington NJ has upgraded his new Planar 3 with the following mods :

Here's David's feedback on adjustable feet upgrade:

Thanks Michael, Your upgrades make it possible for me to fit my Neo TT PSU as well as the obvious leveling capabilities. I’ve included pictures :


And his feedback on aluminium sub-platter upgrade :

Thanks again Michael for your sub platter replacement for my Planar 3. I did notice a reduced noise floor and bass increase. The replacement along with your instructions took less than 5 minutes. Well worth the time and money.


Thanks David !

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John's AR TT Upgrade to Audio Nirvana!

Hi Michael. 

This has been our Christmas present as we both love beautiful music. 
5 years resurrected from storage with modern day modifications 
1985 Acoustic Research ETL-:1 turntable Serial #10002 of 29 made - very rare 
Acrylic Armboard 
Micheal Lim VTA adjuster 
Rega RB300 tonearm 
custom lead and 24ct gold counterweight 
Fidelity - MC 3 F MC cartridge 
Ortofon MC Transformer 
Leather Mat 

It all adds up to Audio Nirvana !!! 

John Sturgess

Thanks, John!

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