Rega P10 Turntable | REVIEW

By means of introduction to the Rega P10 turntable, let me start by saying that I work as a mastering engineer. For some time, I’ve wanted to upgrade my current turntable, a Rega P3, to address a few issues. While using the turntable to check test cuts (done by myself and others), I realized that the speed-accuracy on my P3 is not great (it runs fast). While wow and flutter is generally low enough so that it won’t interfere with my listening enjoyment, it isn’t good enough for me to critically hear how well my lathe is performing when auditioning a freshly cut lacquer or vinyl test pressing. So, while I didn’t have any serious issues with the general sonic performance of the P3, I did want an analog front end that would allow me to review speakers and electronics, using an input signal that provided higher resolution. Words by Dave McNair Why not use digital sources to evaluate gear? Well, that’s pretty straightforward: since I listen to digital all day long at work, at home, I prefer the particular sonic colorations and all the rituals associated with records. So I decided to buy a Rega P10. In the past I’ve owned … Continue reading Rega P10 Turntable | REVIEW