TheFlash

Rega P3, black, RB300, Ortofon 510 Mk2, excellent/original/unmolested: £275

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Super Wammer
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I bought this brand new from Cymbiosis when they were still based in the centre of Leicester, probably around its launch in, I think, 2000. A fabulous deck offering silly value for money then and now. I've never played a huge amount of vinyl due to the "faff" (that should cause a few wammers to splutter coffee all over their computer screens) vs CD but have always refused to be without a turntable for the sonics and sheer ceremony of it.

It's in excellent condition apart from some rubs to the lid most of which should polish I have mostly polished out and I'll try to do that before re-photographing. I lent it to a friend for the last twelve months... she cossetted it in situ but it did pick up the marks on the lid from being transported to and from her place 9_9 (at my place it always lived in a converted HMV cabinet with its integral lid so the Rega lid was as new when loaned). It's also unlikely her old record collection has seen a "proper" record cleaner so while the table runs smooth and sounds fine (to me) I can't vouch for the condition of the cart. Different cart arrives soon courtesy of wammer.

Collection only though, as ever, by arrangement I can drop in a diamond shaped territory between Melton Mowbray and Kendal and taking in Birmingham, Stoke, Manchester, Preston in the west and Sheffield, York, Bradford, Leeds, Harrogate in the east. Happy with cash on collection but I'm looking for a firm sale not an audition...

£275.00 please.

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For over twenty years the Rega P3 has been the favourite high performance turntable for the music loving public, having a beguiling blend of classically clean looks, high performance and amazing value for money.

This latest version carries some new innovative changes in design, which make it without doubt the highest performance and musical P3 to date. Just some of the features include an ultra low mass micro-fibre plinth laminated with highly rigid phenolic resin laminate.

The P3 motor assembly uses the very highest quality synchronous motor found in turntables five times the price of the P3! The motor is itself controlled by Rega's innovative new electronic circuitry, which results in this already low vibration motor running almost totally vibration free.

The platter is hand crafted from floated plate glass 12mm in thickness. This makes for a superb platter material as it has few resonance problems, is extremely flat and has good mass.

The P3 carries arguably the most famous tonearm ever produced, the legendary RB300. This tonearm will never be found wanting for performance and will make cartridges work very hard to provide you with astonishing quantities of musical detail.

 

  • 25mm thick plinth - low mass particle core sandwiched by highly rigid phenolic laminates
  • Rega RB300 tonearm with stainless steel counterweight.
  • 12mm thick glass platter with wool/acrylic mat.
  • 230V synchronous motor
  • Belt Drive
  • Smoked lid
  • Dimensions: 445x113x355
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Thats certainly a great deal for anyone who is able to collect.

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Boom bang a bang nailed on deal. 

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Super Wammer

Thanks for the thumbs up, both! I’ve just added £100 to the price. 

Joking.

Quite a few northerners don’t need to collect of course (dead ‘ard Geordies being a notable exception: I mean there’s north and there’s too north).

Just spotted an empty but original P3 box on eBay for £25 (I do love an entrepreneur) so if a southerner is worried about getting an altitude induced nosebleed I might be able to ship for £275+£25+shipping costs. I said altitude induced not attitude induced by the way, though I can see your point. :minikev:

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Super Wammer
4 hours ago, lostwin said:

Would you be prepared to meet at the border, aka Watford Gap services? 😀

South (yes, I know it's north to you) will be difficult due to other stuff going on to the west and north, I'm afraid, unless I can combine it with other southerly things yet to reveal themselves... Sorry.

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hi Nigel, Richard,

I will be in market Weighton not far from york in july, so could bring it Down south if you were happy to.wait?

Graham

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7 hours ago, graham67 said:

hi Nigel, Richard,

I will be in market Weighton not far from york in july, so could bring it Down south if you were happy to.wait?

Graham

Thanks Graham. I am looking on behalf of a friend, will check with them if they are ready to buy.

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Super Wammer
11 hours ago, graham67 said:

hi Nigel, Richard,

I will be in market Weighton not far from york in july, so could bring it Down south if you were happy to.wait?

Graham

3 hours ago, lostwin said:

Thanks Graham. I am looking on behalf of a friend, will check with them if they are ready to buy.

That's very thoughtful of you, Graham: Über has nothing on the Wam taxi!

Richard, let me know. I'm hoping to spend a little time polishing the fine scratches out of the lid today.

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Super Wammer

Update: AT440MLb swapped out for Ortofon 510 Mk2 in a Wam side-deal. Thread title updated accordingly.

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