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!



Pick My Turntable said...

Great improvement in motor isolator. Thanks for sharing this informative post.

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