Thursday, October 25, 2012
New Rega RP8 at Whetstone Audio Hootenanny!
Tomorrow night, Colleen and I will be visiting Whetstone Audio once again during Brian Di Frank's latest Hootenanny. This time, Rega will be up and they're debuting their latest turntable--the striking, surprising new RP8.
As Brian says on the Whetstone website:
"I’m terrible at keeping secrets!! The kind folks at Rega UK and Sound Organisation will be bringing the very first RP8 to the Rega Hootenanny on October 26th at 6pm. Come hear what all the hoopla is about! Drink a beer or few!"
I have a couple of questions for Sound Organization, such as why the RP8 has a detachable plinth and what are the sonic benefits of both set-ups? I've also noticed that the venerable Rega P9 has been removed from the Rega website, so I'll be asking about its future. The RP8 can't really be a replacement--it retails for only $2995 while the P9 is $5000. It sounds like the RP8 will be more of a replacement for the P7, and those rumours about an RP10 are true.
The Rega Hootenanny will be at Whetstone tomorrow, October 26, starting at 6pm. The address is 2401 E. 6th St., Austin. See you there!