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Hegel H590 List $13,500. Reasonable?
Hegel makes great sounding gear that is very well built regardless of where they put it together. Their digital has gotten much better as well. Their products are not cheap but not over the top either. They do a REALLY good job at combining excell... 
New Rega Planer 8 (P8) Turntable - Apheta 2 Cartridge Combo - Thoughts
Yes I agree -  I think a tube preamp - specifically a Herron phono I think would have helped a lot. Also, I think I probably had crappy records also. My needle drop DSD Rips are to die for. Def not fair there either. Sure they are new and no disre... 
New Rega Planer 8 (P8) Turntable - Apheta 2 Cartridge Combo - Thoughts
I wanted to thank everyone for all of their help and advice with my vinyl journey. I really appreciate it and you guys helped me clear up a lot! My Digital set up that I am currently using is just too good. It's not just the DAC either. With digit... 
Some components too old now?
vinyloid OPOh great, that makes sense now. I thought all was of that not changed or updated vintage. So you have a turntable, amp and speakers you are happy with. Nice, that makes it much easier for you to really get a nice bump in sound quality... 
Innous Zenith MKII and Roon DSP
I will gladly pay you cash for it if you at some point want to move it. I have been thinking of trying one. Thanks  
Some components too old now?
I think where audio has improved the most since your last major gear purchases in two area's. In both digital but really the most amazing growth is the outstanding sound you can get on a real budget and not an audiophile budget so to speak. Great ... 
Has there been any inexpensive item that enhanced your system's sound?
ISO Regen for USB Audio best cheap mod ever..  
New Rega Planer 8 (P8) Turntable - Apheta 2 Cartridge Combo - Thoughts
Ok guysI just put on MOFI - Brothers in Arms - Dire Straights and was like oh thank you - much much better.This is more like it? This is a very nice sound and the direction i was hoping. So wow the difference between actual records is that much? T... 
New Rega Planer 8 (P8) Turntable - Apheta 2 Cartridge Combo - Thoughts
tablejockey When I first read your initial comments I thought I you were just another pot stiring, Joe negative jaded audiophile that probably shouldn't be bothering to read a newbie vinyl post who is asking for help about a subject he obviousl... 
New Rega Planer 8 (P8) Turntable - Apheta 2 Cartridge Combo - Thoughts
Fantastic information! Thank you !!! Any advise to a vinyl newbie with same set up? My Sutherland Duo phono stage may get FedEx deliverd today which is fantastic. I thought it was coming Monday.My tracking force gauge has not landed yet? I also do... 
New Rega Planer 8 (P8) Turntable - Apheta 2 Cartridge Combo - Thoughts
sbankThanks and I agree.A brand new in box Okkie Nokki MKII for $450 shipped with optional clear top for it or Music Hall WCS-2 for $430 shipped.See here is my point. I think at these prices if I later want to get the better ultrasonic what do... 
New Rega Planer 8 (P8) Turntable - Apheta 2 Cartridge Combo - Thoughts
tablejockeyThanks for the input. I understand what you are saying but there is more to the story with the other VPI gear I had earlier and why I moved on from them. It wasn't really the table's fault vs problems I had with them and my wanting to... 
New Rega Planer 8 (P8) Turntable - Apheta 2 Cartridge Combo - Thoughts
Oh yes thank you, I forget to mention right before Christmas I ordered a:Audio Additives - Digital Stylus Force Gauge I read this is a decent one. It was like $80 on sale for $50 but they said its a decent one for the money so I grabbed that. Gre... 
New Rega Planer 8 (P8) Turntable - Apheta 2 Cartridge Combo - Thoughts
Great info and thank you all you guys for the great information. I am so much better informed today than I was a week ago. Thank you My phono stage isn't going to land via FedEx untill Monday :(In the mean time I hope to come up with both a record... 
New Rega Planer 8 (P8) Turntable - Apheta 2 Cartridge Combo - Thoughts
bpolettAlso, my table is the P8 and not the RP8? I don't if they sound that much different but the reviews say they do so wanted to add that.