Rega Aura versus Naim Superline

Richard Dane posted:

Yup, you'll have the 3 day up and down - second day always the worst. 

When I get a 4 to 5 pin Din IC I will try the Hicap. The digital sound is affected for instance Genesis Nursery Cryme has some really fast loudness changes which are lost along with other degradations mentioned. It came back immediately I put the Aria back. 

I can accept waiting for the vinyl replay.

Phil

S3 posted:

Give it a few days but if no better stick with the Aria Phil. It’s a brilliant stage and you can go on a lovely holiday instead.....

Regards

David

Need the HiCap with 4 to 5 pin Din first. I agree that the Aria is brilliant but it can’t do everything as well as the Aura. I do believe that taking a system apart can revitalise a system. I may decide when I try the 552 that it is the best solution.

I can do the holidays as well! Backpacking is fun and doesn’t cost as much!

Phil

Matteo posted:

Phil

Maybe, as someone says, sometimes the best move is no move.

I would wait for the release of the new RP10.

M.

@Matteo, My RP10/Aphelion sounds really really good with the Aria but in a different league with the Aura. I can’t imagine that a P10 neo (guessing what they might call it) would be significantly better. The P8 neo was basically a RP8 with a new TT power supply based on the RP10 PS. 

I am looking fully at the options including a 552. 

Phil

Christopher_M posted:
S3 posted:

Give it a few days but if no better stick with the Aria Phil. It’s a brilliant stage and you can go on a lovely holiday instead.....

Yeah but what if the man wants to take his vinyl to the nth?

Like many, I like to consider upgrades, but I weigh up the worth carefully. I take the view that it’s part of the dealer service.

Phil 

Filipe posted:
Matteo posted:

Phil

Maybe, as someone says, sometimes the best move is no move.

I would wait for the release of the new RP10.

M.

@Matteo, My RP10/Aphelion sounds really really good with the Aria but in a different league with the Aura. I can’t imagine that a P10 neo (guessing what they might call it) would be significantly better. The P8 neo was basically a RP8 with a new TT power supply based on the RP10 PS. 

I am looking fully at the options including a 552. 

Phil

That’s right, other than the power supply, the new P8 is basically the same as the RP8. Other than a new arm, new plinth and new bearing of course. Hang on, that basically all of it. 

The arm is indeed an evolution of the RB808 (now RB880). I’m sure there are always engineering improvements. You now only get the skeleton plinth and a dust cover. So that would be a backward step as in my lounge the outer plinth and hinged lid helps protect a very expensive cartridge in many ways including growing grandchildren and acoustically. Who would buy a RP8 now!

Anyhow not interested in an upgrade to my RP10 should there be one, when it is possible to get more elsewhere.

Phil

Matteo posted:

Nobody knows how the new P10 will be.

If the "source first" theory is still valid, it should be better to improve the turntable before the phono stage ...

Btw I have an LP12

M.

I would say that the phono stage is very much part of the source. Some include the preamp.

Phil

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