2016 Editors' Choice Awards: Turntables $1,000-$2,000|Rega RP3 $1095 (with Elys 2 MM cartridge) With a phenolic-resin “double brace” creating a “stressed beam” between the main-bearing hub and tonearm mount, Rega’s RP3 is a significant step forward. Thanks to a phenolic-resin ...read more
2014 Buyer’s Guide: Turntables and Record Players Under $1500|Pro-Ject Debut Carbon$399 The most significant upgrade to Pro-Ject’s latest Debut is found in the model’s name, which refers to the lighter, more rigid, single-piece 8.6" carbon-fiber arm tube that replaces the Debut III’s aluminum ...read more
Rega RP6 Turntable and Exact 2 Moving-Magnet Cartridge|A few issues back I more or less gushed over Rega’s RP3 turntable. With its freshly minted RB303 ’arm, new-ish 24-volt low-noise motor, and, most dramatically, “double- brace” plinth technology, the RP3 presented the most ...read more
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