S3 .. that would be awesome and very much appreciated if you could.
I look forward to hearing from you, regarding what Rega say on the matter.
So I spoke at length to Phil Freeman at the show this morning. I asked him whether the Neo would improve the RP8’s performance over the stock TTPS. His response was thorough and informative. Bottom line - it is a significant upgrade over the stock TTPS. Many reasons but most important was the reduction in vibration transferred to the motor. He used the motor in the hand example which Richard articulated.
Hope that helps with your decision.
Thank you so much for taking the time to speak with Rega (Phil Freeman) regarding the Neo with RP8.
This is really helpful and corroborates exactly what you have found with yours and also the findings of Jason Kennedy (The Ear) - plus Richard Dane's comment about the significant reduction in motor vibration, which he personally experienced at the Rega factory.
Based on this, I believe that the Neo is definitely the way to go (in spite of what the other Rega Research guy directed .... ). Again, this may be down to the fact that the Neo closes the gap between the RP8 and RP10, which may be something that Rega don't want to promote .... which may be for sound business reasons.
It's a shame that Rega don't now supply the RP8 from new with the Neo included ... though I guess they may have existing stocks remaining of the original (dedicated) TT-PSU.
Looks as if I'll need to buy the Neo separately and immediately consign the supplied turntable PSU into its box ... being redundant and surplus to requirements!
Thanks again for your kind support - which is very much appreciated. Enjoy the rest of your weekend