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Prime Minister

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Even from photos it looks to me like Rega has made the biggest leap in a long time, though I'd guess the Niaid was in fact the leap and this is the more general application of the lessons.
Definitely. It's the first Rega that needs no apologies. There are no inexpensive Roy Gandyism that need to be accepted, just because it's a Rega. And the sound is totally different too.

And you nailed it. It's a productionized Naiad.
 

fiddlefye

Senior Member
Definitely. It's the first Rega that needs no apologies. There are no inexpensive Roy Gandyism that need to be accepted, just because it's a Rega. And the sound is totally different too.

And you nailed it. It's a productionized Naiad.
Some of my thoughts on Rega that accompany this - Rega started out at a time when turntables were becoming a boutique item to a great extent. In the interest of having any sort of volume and reach into the marketplace budgets of all sorts had to be somewhat limited. In the past few years markets have truly begun to grow once more. The lower end of the turntable market is rapidly filling up once more. Time for Rega to do what they really could to carve out the niche they possibly would have preferred all along. Hence the Naiad and your little lovely as a result. My take on things at any rate; complete guesswork and fantasy on my part.
 

mhardy6647

Señor Member
May I just say that I was and remain baffled at the nomenclature of Rega's products.
I went googlin' this tt (just curious, you know?) and I see a thing called "Planar 8" and a similar looking thing called "RP8" at... shall we say... rather different price points. And @Prime Minister 's box clearly calls his "PL8", and his tt itself appears to be clearly labled "P8".

Is this one of those things where, if you have to ask, you clearly don't understand, or did Lucas (The Prince of Darkness) get the contract for naming their products?

Just musing...
 

JohnVF

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I don't quite understand the switch back to "Planar" but they did a whole RP series, of which the RP-8 is a member of. Then they came out with a new planar series to gradually replace the RP series. So the Planar 8 (P8) replaces the RP-8 in the lineup, though is supposed to be more of a state of the art attempt than the RP-8 and not just an update of it. This suggests that there will also be a Planar 10. Though confusingly they also have an older Planar 9. PM knows a LOT more about this than I do. I've always been ambivalent towards the Rega tables I've spent much time with. This one, however, really has me curious.
 

fiddlefye

Senior Member
I don't quite understand the switch back to "Planar" but they did a whole RP series, of which the RP-8 is a member of. Then they came out with a new planar series to gradually replace the RP series. So the Planar 8 (P8) replaces the RP-8 in the lineup, though is supposed to be more of a state of the art attempt than the RP-8 and not just an update of it. This suggests that there will also be a Planar 10. Though confusingly they also have an older Planar 9. PM knows a LOT more about this than I do. I've always been ambivalent towards the Rega tables I've spent much time with. This one, however, really has me curious.
I've always been confused by the nomenclature. Jeeze, how is one supposed to even look up info on any one model when one cannot work out what it is called? Not that Rega is the only company guilty of such baffling naming habits, mind you!
 

JohnVF

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I've always been confused by the nomenclature. Jeeze, how is one supposed to even look up info on any one model when one cannot work out what it is called? Not that Rega is the only company guilty of such baffling naming habits, mind you!
I like what Acoustic Research did. AR "The turntable". Except that created a problem when they improved upon it and had to come out with another one.
 

mhardy6647

Señor Member
...and then "the other other turntable"....
George Carlin had a bit about names for days.
We have today.
Yesterday.
Tomorrow.


but then... The Day After Tomorrow. :p

Now, to their credit, the Germans have a word for the day after tomorrow.
Übermorgen


as in:

Heute blau
Und Morgen blau
Und Übermorgen wieder...


;)

 
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