Enhance the performance of your Rega RP1 turntable with the Rega Performance Pack. It includes the Rega Bias 2 moving magnet phono cartridge, an upgrade drive belt, and the high-performance turntable mat usually supplied with the more expensive P3, P5, and P7 turntables.
You'll enjoy the benefits of the upgraded drive belt in this package. The 'increased drive' results in greater speed stability and accuracy. This is especially noticeable during extended musical notes and greatly adds to the musical enjoyment of the turntable.
The Bias 2 is a hand-assembled MM moving magnet phono cartridge that uses a high quality elliptical stylus and parallel wound coils that are usually found in cartridges costing many times the price. Housed in Rega's lightweight, high rigidity cartridge body, the Bias 2 offers a detailed, balance performance with tight bass and excellent stereo imaging.
The Performance Pack comes with a high quality turntable mat manufactured from 100 percent natural wool. Because wool has stiffer fibers than synthetic manmade materials, the wool mat directly improves coupling between the RP2's phenolic resin platter and the vinyl LP.
Having recently purchased a Rega P2 I was very pleased with its sound compared to my old TT. On the advice of various people I then upgraded to Rega speakers and a Marantz amp - loved my system even more, but wondered what the final piece of the jigsaw would sound like, so based on reviews plumped for the RP1 pack. The biggest difference is the Bias cart compared to the stock Carbon, which although excellent in itself, lacks a little finesse. The Bias has added that finesse to the top end, added a little more, and very welcome, oomph in the bass. The mat and the belt have tightened things up a little, but really it’s the sum of the parts. My system now sounds very balanced and much more hi-Fi. So... in short, whether you have a P1or P2 this pack is an excellent value upgrade. Thanks as well to Analogue Seduction for sending it 1st Class and making it easy. Excellent chaps!
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This upgrade package increased the fidelity of my Rega RP1...unfortunately the instructions were MIA. Lots of internet searching and how-to videos had to be consulted before I could change the cartridge to the upgraded Bias 2. More experienced audiophiles may not have had this problem, but newer people would greatly benefit from detailed instructions and tips from the pros.
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Very happy, and a great deal.
Fast shipping, good price!Significant improvment in sound, so what's keeping you?
James said it all, really. This made a great TT sound noticeably better.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
This is what every RP1 owner needs, I used the stock setup for about one year before making the switch. I find the bass is more punchy with the white belt and wool mat in place, the Bias 2 cartridge is a quality replacement to the stock Carbon which is a pretty decent piece itself
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