Karl's P3-24 upgrades....


Karls's P3-24 upgrades.....

Dear Michael, 

I finally installed the following on my P3-24: 

 1. Subplatter 
 2. Adjustable Feet 
 3. Underslung Counterweight 
 4. Spacer 
 5. Acrylic Platter 
 6. Cork Mat 




Build quality and ease of installation are impeccable. Thanks for always providing detailed installation instructions with photos. Anyone who wishes to improve the sound of their Rega Table should consider getting your upgrades. I can say that music from the Rega is now more organized with better definition. Center imaging which used to be a bit of a problem has now improved. 

In addition, I can now close the lid of the Rega without putting bumpers on it. 

Thank you for the freebies. You’re such an awesome guy. 

Again, many thanks and more power. Attached are a couple of photos. 

Regards,
Karl



Thank Karl



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Bill Long's RP6 upgrades....


Delivery to Canada by air post is extremely slow lately. Bill, thank you for your great patience!

Michael, 

All installed, went well and it sure made a remarkable difference to the sound stage of this turntable. Here are some photos of the transformation with the dual pulley and the VTA installed. I played a MOV Sade album last night and then replayed the same tracks this afternoon after I installed and re adjusted the tone arm.....much more dynamic sound stage that complements the aluminum sub platter and the delrin platter. This certainly launches my RP6 to comprabable turntables in the $5,000 range for sure!! 

I am glad to have come across your site and am very excited to listen to my vinyl on this improved sound stage your tweaks have made possible. 

Patience is a virtue......3 months but all is good as summer is busy time outside. 







My system.....Naim NAC N 272, NAP 250.2, Rega RP6+, Clearaudio Smart Phono 2, Nordost Red Dawn power cables all into a pair of Bryston Middle T floor standers. 

I am hoping to upgrade to a Naim XPS DR this fall sometime! 

Kind regards, 
Bill Long Nelson, 
B.C. Canada

















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Signature series of  Michael Lim Aluminium Sub-platters

Introducing to you my new, TOP of the line aluminium sub-platters :

1. ALSP-MK2   -  USD175.00   
    Suitable for Rega P5, P25, P3, P3-24 , P2, Planar 3/2 and RP3   
    ( inclusive of ceramic ball bearing ) 

2. ALSP-6-MK2   - 
USD190.00 
    Suitable for Rega RP- 6 
    ( inclusive of ceramic ball bearing )

This new design sub-platter is crafted with anti-resonance pattern on the low mass body which is precision-machined from high quality aluminium block. In addition, you will find some special features here :

The spindles are made of hardened steel with sapphire thrust bearing at the tip.  






Coupled with ceramic ball bearing, we would find our TT experiencing lower friction and lower noise level, hence bring about sonic improvement.

It's available for order now!








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Holger's RP3 upgrades


Holger of Berlin has upgraded his RP3 with the following :
1. Aluminium Sub-platter
2. Dual pulley c/w silicone belts
3. VTA adjuster 

Here's his feedback and beautiful pictures: 

Hi Michael,

sorry, that it took me so long to write this feedback. But your parts arrived when I head just installed my new cartridge. So I had to wait till it was burned in.
In the package I found lube oil and ball bearing as well. It was a little surprise because they were not included in the delivery announcement or elsewhere. Although I just recently renewed the bearing oil, I changed it again and the ball bearing too because I thought you would have sent me the best for the performance of your product.
This last tuning measure for my RP3 went ahead: 
-          placing the TT on a crate of 30 mm thick three-layered bamboo, filled with quartz sand and covered with a 30 mm thick granite plate
-          Cardas Golden Myrtlewood Blocks instead of the Rega Feet
-          Bfly Audio Aluminum Weight PG1+ (350 g)
-          160 g stainless steel counterweight
-          Continuous tone arm cabling Finewire Cu C37 + Cryo from Heiko Wingender with KLEI copper harmony plugs (latest update of Eichmann Bullet Plugs)
-          your VTA Adjuster
-          Upgrading the cartridge from Denon DL-103 to FineNeedle MC from Heiko Wingender (a modified DL-103 dampened with CFK carbon rods and 4 mm thick ebony)


Each tuning step brought either a clear sound gain or, in the case of the VTA adjuster, more comfort. The VTA-Adjuster was very easy to mount: I just needed to file the tonearm hole a little bit and replace the grub screw with a shorter one. The part works quite wonderfully.

Your subplatter and the two straps look really good accompanied by the Bfly weight.


The installation of the subplatter was, of course, very simple. Operated with the original black Rega strap, I experienced incredible: the background noise decreased significantly. I got smoother heights and more defined basses. The installation of the subplatter was, of course, very simple. Operated with the original black Rega strap, I experienced incredible: the background noise decreased significantly. I got smoother heights and more defined basses. The detection improved, as did the depth stacking. The overall sound was more coherent. A really great sound improvement!

The original Pulley was quickly removed with the pulley puller, the dual pulley installed even faster. More problematic was the installation of the silicone belts, because they jumped down at first over and over again if I got going the engine. With the lower one even the worst case occurred: It landed in the bearing oil. After I had cleaned it, and then some other attempts the belts finally stayed – and I was thrilled again: The sound is a lot more stable.  Voices and instruments remain in their places, and are much more precise. The middle range is more present.

So I am really happy with the modifications made by your products and have now been addicted. Just by chance, I came looking for a VTA adjuster to your blog and saw for the first time, what possibilities are there to optimize Rega drives. Since then, I have been working on the subject at first. I have an eye on a new (Audiomods) tonearm. But first I feel the need to optimize the running gear with your help. I will send you a separate mail with my initial thoughts and questions on this subject.

Best regards,
Holger



Thanks, Holger !





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Euan Robertson - Some tips for you ....


Any new ideas to tweak turntable? Something you may look forward to when you visit my site.  Today we have some tips from Euan Roberton of New Zealand. Try it out yourself!

Enjoy!


Hello Michael 

Having recently fitted your bearing sheath, thrust bearing, and M3 long screws with butterfly nuts to my RP1, I am once again on the upgrade path. 

This time I am investing in an Ortofon 2M Blue cartridge and would like to buy the serrated 3-point VTA spacer which matches the cartridge and my 12mm glass platter. I have not sent you any pictures of my system set-up or tweaks as so far, anything I have done has been very well covered by your site already. 

I have attached some photos this time however to show you the .5mm silicone spacer between the sub platter and glass platter (photo 898), and the rubber spacers between the plinth and tone arm mounts. 




I believe the silicone ring has ensured a more positive connection between the sub and main platters and has made some contribution to pitch stability. The rubber spacers (photo 899) have definitely improved the isolation of the tone arm from the plinth - I used to be able to hear the acrylic cover touch the plinth if I lowered it after the stylus was in the groove, and lightly tapping the plinth would produce feedback as well. This has now stopped. 






Thanks and kind regards 
Euan Robertson


Thanks Euan!





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