- Category: Turntable Reviews
- Written by Jim Clements
- Published on 25 July 2012
Conclusions about the Rega RP3 Turntable
The Rega RP3 represents a significant step forward in this iconic turntable line by including several meaningful advances over the P3-24. These advances help the RP3 operate with low background noise and an innate ability for detail retrieval. This table also conveys above average dynamic shadings while providing a solid foundation to support the whole frequency balance of your cartridge.
I also like the newest version of the TT PSU - not only for the convenience of quick and easy speed changes, but also because it further reduces noise in the system. And I could happily live with the Elys 2 cartridge with its smooth response and pleasant demeanor.
So I recommend the RP3 to those who are looking for a turntable system that is a breeze to set up and solid performance straight from the box. But it also has a number of upgrade options that will let the turntable grow and advance with your system. You could start by purchasing an RP3 with a factory-installed Elys 2 cartridge. Then, as your budget allows, you can add the TT PSU followed by other upgrades going forward. The upgrade possibilities mean that the RP3 will remain relevant for years to come.