Misguided?? I mean you could say wrong or erroneous but misguided? How does that make sense?
I got good advice and followed directions?
Sure, I am sure if it was more broken in it would have been much better but how much better? 10 times better, 100 times better?
Maybe, I can tell you I just saw no night at the end of the tunnel?
It just gave me nothing to make me want to try to stick with it? I was just like - ya - no thanks.
Next, this hobby is great and fun and I love it but I have been at long enough to know what sounds good and what doesn't. My wife - total non audiophile said "why does it sound like that"? I knew it wasn't just me being picky..
It very well could have improved a great deal. I don't doubt that at all but it wasn't for me. I read over and over people say how great it sounds out of the box and how it just gets better and better.
Not my experience but that doesn't mean it isn't for others but it just wasn't for me. Honestly, if people like how that TT sounds then I recommend they buy a used 2nd hand Bricasti M1 with Ethernet server player for just a few grand more then tell me what you think.
I mean that set up cost quite a but of money. It was not cheap at all when you look at table, the cart, the dual phono's, the IC's, the PC's and the conditioner. Maybe they will prefer the Rega over the M1 but I doubt it, not if it sounds like it did in my room. Its a bummer too because I wanted to like the Rega and I like the brand and how they roll and what they stand but it just didn't work out for me.
I have been trying to decide if I should try another TT set up or maybe upgrade my pass amp and sim preamp to a
Luxman M-900u and C-900u. Selling off my analogue front end with the proceeds I am thinking of applying that doe with trading my amp/pre and changing to the Luxman flagship combo.
Part of me wants to try another table and the other part is telling me to try these Luxy twins.