It's normal. Rega build-quality and quality control unfortunately just isn't what it used to be.
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The motor and the shaft seem to be attached firmly. It looks like the pulley was not machined correctly. I am going to call Rega to see what they say about this wobble! I just spent over $300 dollars on the TTPSU which seems like a waste of money if the pulley is not machined or installed correctly!
Rick-I've been reading several of your posts since you purchased your Rega TT. You and I are cut from the same cloth-we're VERY hard to please and we worry a lot! It sounds like this TT experience is not fun but stressful. Needless to say, it's supposed to be fun. TTs are the joint. NOTHING else gives me the same pleasure in hifi. So...I suggest you get yourself a TT that rocks your world AND is as close to perfect (from a manufacturing perspective) as it can be. Do I have any ideas? Move up the Rega line, or get a Linn LP 12 (as long as you have a great set-up person close to your home).
I called REGA(Sound Organization) today, and the rep I spoke to said that the wobble was not normal. Although, the rep asked if I could here any effects of the wobble when playing a record. He then said that it must not be bad enough to cause a problem and not to really worry about it. I then told him that I just spent over $300 bucks on the TTPSU and asked him why should I have bothered buying the power supply to help vibration if the pulley is wobbling. The rep then told me to take my table to my dealer and have them look at the table. If the pulley is in fact wobbling they would most likely send my dealer a new motor and pulley unit.
I will call me dealer tomorrow and see what they are going to do for me. I believe they ordered a new P5 the same time I received my table. I will look at the pulleys on the dealers tables and see if they have the wobble issue as well.
I will update you all after going to my local dealer! Thanks for the input!
My dealer contacted Rega about the wobble in my drive pulley, and Rega agreed to replace the whole motor and pulley unit! They said there should not be any wobble in the pulley! Although, I looked at the stores demo table and could see a slight amount of wobble, but not nearly as bad as my table! Hopefully, the new motor and pulley will be wobble free!