RegaRP8usedRega RP8 Turntable & Alpheta Cartridge/TTPSU–Gloss Black Finish-DemoRega RP8 turntable with the Rega Alpheta cartridge in gloss Black finish with the TTPSU power supply. This is a premium model in the line of Rega turntables. The Rega RP8 turntable and Alpheta ca...2489.00

Rega RP8 Turntable & Alpheta Cartridge/TTPSU–Gloss Black Finish-Demo

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Ships fromCalgary, Alberta, T2L 2L2
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Rega RP8 turntable with the Rega Alpheta cartridge in gloss
Black finish with the TTPSU power supply.  This is a premium model in the
line of Rega turntables.  The Rega RP8 turntable
and Alpheta cartridge are NOT refurbished or re-certified units and was a demo
model but more a display the unit that has at most possibly 100 hours. There is
light brush marks on the turntable as well a brush marks on the dust cover since
we cleaned our floor and components every day. 
There is no damage dents or any major scratches on the unit or dust cover.  No other cartridge was ever mounted on the turntable
and was ordered with the Exact cartridge. 
The unit is an 9 out of 10 condition. .

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states) only. Shipping cost is added to buyers in Alaska, Puerto Rico, Hawaii,  Guam and Virgin Islands.

RP8 Turntable.

Radical
new plinth design using custom materials, the RB808 tonearm , 24v low voltage
motor controlled by a customised hand tuned electronic power supply, a triple
layer float glass platter and a re-designed and improved version of our Planar
9 precision engineered hub bearing assembly. Available with the option of the
RP8's perfect partner the Rega Apheta moving coil cartridge factory fitted (recommended).
These are just some of the features of this amazing turntable designed to
extract more music from your vinyl than ever before. 

In 2013
the RP8 was voted "one of the best designs of all time" by two of the
worlds most respected designers, Apple's Sir Jony Ive and Marc Newson.

The Evolution of Revolution

Evolution
is a well proven and documented process in many areas of our lives. This
applies in particular to design engineers and machines. Over the past forty
years our cars have become more reliable and economical whilst we take for
granted the reliability and speed of modern aircraft. Rega is no exception to
evolution. Rega's experience and previous achievements allow us to continually
develop and produce better products. The RP8 represents probably the biggest
step forward in the evolution of Roy Gandy's turntable design philosophies.

Low
mass, high rigidity plinths combined with electronically controlled low
vibration motors, high flywheel effect platters and lower mass higher stability
tonearms. The RP8 is the first of our "skeletal" design turntables
offering ground breaking levels of performance and amazing value for money.

RB808 Tonearm

The
RB808 tonearm is packed with new features pushing the boundaries of tonearm
design. All Rega tonearms are meticulously hand built by a team of highly
skilled technicians. The RB808 has improved bearings and a tightened spindle
fit tolerance over previous models (each bearing is individually selected to
find the perfect match for the chosen spindle). This is a proven method of
increasing the amount of detail retrieved from the record surface.

A brand
new low mass precision engineered vertical bearing assembly has been
manufactured to further compliment the inherent design philosophy of the RP8
turntable. The RB808 uses the latest Rega arm tube. Completely redesigned to
redistribute mass, further reduce stresses and resonances. This advanced design
tube increases the stiffness and rigidity of the overall assembly using CAD
design to blend the multiple varying tapers.

Externally
we have fitted a bespoke Rega designed low capacitance phono cable, which uses
an advanced phono plug assembly. This has only two parts to minimise joints and
incorporates a twist and clamp design locking the plug to the terminal. The
design increases connectivity and ensures the signal path is kept as clean as
possible. 

Custom TT-PSU power supply

The
compact TT-PSU uses a high stability, crystal locked, low distortion sine wave
generator. This, along with an efficient drive amplifier fed from a stabilised
DC power supply, generates a 24v AC balanced signal of less than 0.05%
distortion, which is completely un-affected by any changes in the mains/line
voltage and conditions. This then drives the improved Rega anti-vibration
circuit built into the RP8 motor PCB.

Magnesium and Phenolic - Dual bracing

A super
lightweight plinth combined with a double brace mounted specifically where the
increased rigidity is required (between the tonearm mounting and the main hub
bearing) forms a structurally sound “stressed beam” assembly. This design
prevents energy absorption and unwanted resonances which will add un-natural
distortions to the music.

The RP8
takes our double brace technology to the next level. Not content with an
unprecedented stiffness to mass ratio, Rega have obsessively reduced any
resonant properties by using two different materials for the new stressed beam.
The top layer is magnesium and the bottom layer is phenolic (two of the
lightest and stiffest materials available). Incorporating two different
materials into the brace structure lowers their ability to pick up unwanted
airborne vibrations.

Simply
put, different materials have different natural resonance. By using two
different materials together they decrease the natural frequency of each other
by self-damping.

N.B
Rega will always use materials in the form that achieves maximum performance.
The raw magnesium will develop patina and change colour over time, this is
perfectly normal. Coating to prevent this discoloration would affect sonic
performance therefore the material remains raw. If you wish to bring the shine
back to your magnesium top brace careful use of metal polish will restore it to
its original condition.

Super flywheel effect triple layer glass platter

The new
RP8 three piece laminated glass platter is the result of collaboration with a
small, emerging, young British glass engineering company. As a general rule the
only part of a turntable that requires extra mass is the turntable platter in
order to achieve constant rotational speed. However a heavier platter creates
more problems for the main bearing design so again an ideal compromise creates
the best solution.

Practically
this means keeping as much of the mass to the outside rim of the glass platter
to create more flywheel effect but keeping the inside of the platter as light
as possible without sacrificing stiffness. The RP6 was the first Rega turntable
to use a precision engineered glass ring laminated to the outside using modern
CNC techniques to ensure concentricity.

The RP8
takes it one step further by laminating three rings together to produce the RP8
super flywheel effect glass platter - an engineering triumph !

Skeletal plinth design with polyolefin foam core

Controversially
Rega has always researched methods of producing light but stiff and rigid
plinths. The technology is simple: unwanted noise at microscopic levels is
developed by the turntable motor and main bearing. The plinth can also pick up
airborne vibration from the music.

From
the beginning in the 1970’s, Rega pioneered the use of a stressed skin
structure for the plinth. This uses two layers of phenolic resin with a
lightweight particle or fibre board sandwiched between the skins. This
technique has been used in many applications where stiff, light structures are
needed such as an aircraft wing or a Formula 1 chassis.

The
current increase in interest in turntables has allowed Rega to research and develop
higher technology structures for the customer who is happy to pay a little more
for higher sound quality. The RP8 turntable utilises a unique new stressed skin
structure produced from thin phenolic skins sandwiching a featherweight
nitrogen expanded, closed cell, polyolefin foam core.

This
material has been developed exclusively for Rega over a three year period. The
RP8 plinth is 7 times lighter than the weight of the original Planar 3 plinth.
Rega has added even more stiffness in the crucial area between the arm and the
main bearing.

De-coupled outer frame and dust cover

A
common problem for many skeletal design turntables is the inability to
incorporate an effective dust cover into the design. We have constructed an
outer frame that minimises contact between the inner and outer plinth. The only
points of contact are three location devices on the feet which centralises the
inner and outer plinths perfectly. This makes set-up extremely easy and allows
the use of a dust cover. The RP8 can be used without the outer frame if so
desired.

Key
features: Hand made RB808 tonearm / precision engineered bearing and aluminium
sub platter/ triple layer float glass platter / custom matched TT-PSU
individually tuned to its own motor / Rega’s pioneering skeletal plinth design
/ Apheta MC available as factory fitted (optional) / Magnesium and phenolic
bracing.  

Specifications

·       
Hand made RB808 tonearm.

·       
Precision engineered bearing and aluminum sub platter.

·       
Triple layer float glass platter.

·       
Custom matched TT-PSU individually tuned to its own motor.

·       
Rega’s pioneering skeletal plinth design.

·       
Factory fitted Apheta MC cartridge.

·       
Magnesium and phenolic bracing.     

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