I am looking to upgrade my turntable. My current system consists of: Rega P3-24 TTU PS Rega RB301 Tonearm Benz Wood SM Asthetix Rhea Phono Audio Research SP-16 - Holland NOS Tubes Audio Research VS-110 Audio Research CD 3Mk II Vandersteen Quattro’s
This year I upgraded to the cartridge and phono stage listed. Each has made significant improvements. I am only looking to make another change that would be significant.
I have been considering the Basis 2200 and potentially the Raven One. I will either use the Rega tonearm on the Basis or an Ortofon AS-212s on the Raven. I will not have the funds to purchase a higher quality tonearm for a long while.
Any suggestions or recommendations would be welcome.
I moved my RB300 from a Planar 3 to a Michell Gyro and was very happy with the combo. A Michell dealer should be able to throw in the Michell VTA adjuster. I did eventually upgrade the arm to an SME 309.
There is a Basis 2001 with Graham 1.5 arm listed for $2600. I have a similar one except my arm is a 1.5 that has been upgraded to 2.2. This is a very good combination.Two of my friends have Ravens, they are also very good tables at a significantly higher price.
Unless Basis has changed things, you're Rega arm will need to be modified to use on a Basis table. It is a sleeve that is epoxied over the threads. This makes it pretty much a one-way change, but on their tables it is a much better solution.