RP8/RP10 Rigid Foot Mount Kit - Anyone?

Loving the sound from my Rega RP10/Apheta 2, which has the standard factory supplied feet (rubber/plastic) fitted to the inner skeletal plinth.

Rega offer an ‘upgrade’ for both the RP8 and RP10 - a set of 3 Aluminium replacement rigid feet, which screw into the base of the skeletal plinth.

Has anyone tried these?

Hopefully, it will bring sonic gains ..... and not just be cosmetic ‘bling’ 😄

Original Post

Mr Frog, I think that the metal feet are not so much an upgrade as more of an alternative to use for certain surfaces.  I specified a set for my own RP10 but only because I wasn't entirely sure whether I would use it on the Fraim or on one of my Audiotech tables.  I wanted the option of the solid feet just in case performance underwhelmed on the standard feet.  As it happened, I used the RP10 on the standard feet on top of the Fraim and it sounded really good, so I haven't felt the need to to try the solid feet.  I may do so, but right now I'd rather be listening to music, which is sounding great.

Mr Frog posted:

Loving the sound from my Rega RP10/Apheta 2, which has the standard factory supplied feet (rubber/plastic) fitted to the inner skeletal plinth.

Rega offer an ‘upgrade’ for both the RP8 and RP10 - a set of 3 Aluminium replacement rigid feet, which screw into the base of the skeletal plinth.

Has anyone tried these?

Hopefully, it will bring sonic gains ..... and not just be cosmetic ‘bling’ 😄

Mr Frog, if you want a real upgrade, i recommend you to buy 3 ceraballs from finite elemente, they use ceramic ball inside and absorb vibrations.  They are sold with inserts too.  around 120GBP for three.    I will have the rp10 next week and will buy these ceraballs for myself.

The rigid foot is simple aluminum foot... to replace the standard foot on the wall rega standmount for example.

In any case you need also a rigid platform too, granite, glass, or hard wood, minimum 3 cm.

Adam Zielinski posted:
French Rooster posted:
Adam Zielinski posted:

Rega

the platter looks very big, or is the the photo?

It’s the photo - look at the SN2 knobs - they appear to be oval

Phew! Looking at the size of that butcher's block, I was worried he was about to lay into his turntable with a meat cleaver. 

ChrisSU posted:
Adam Zielinski posted:
French Rooster posted:
Adam Zielinski posted:

Rega

the platter looks very big, or is the the photo?

It’s the photo - look at the SN2 knobs - they appear to be oval

Phew! Looking at the size of that butcher's block, I was worried he was about to lay into his turntable with a meat cleaver. 

the butcher block is still not enough, there are some other feet underside....I would put a second butcher stand under .... « le ridicule ne tue pas »

Adam Zielinski posted:

Why no glass?

it gives an unnatural brightness to the sound is my experience with Rega and LP12. Futhermore glass is heavy. Supports with metal parts i also do not like but i hear no negatives with my Pro-Ject i1 wall bracket.

pt109 have a nice and balanced system, a good rack too. But too much support under the rp8.

Too much support kills the support...  and sorry pt109, i was a bit rude.

For glass shelf, outside of fraim rack, it may add some brightness...but i said it may because i have not tested.   With hard wood there is no surprises...    For myself i use granite 5 mn shelf under my sme turntable.

Mr Frog posted:

Loving the sound from my Rega RP10/Apheta 2, which has the standard factory supplied feet (rubber/plastic) fitted to the inner skeletal plinth.

Rega offer an ‘upgrade’ for both the RP8 and RP10 - a set of 3 Aluminium replacement rigid feet, which screw into the base of the skeletal plinth.

Has anyone tried these?

Hopefully, it will bring sonic gains ..... and not just be cosmetic ‘bling’ 😄

i found an experience from a forum us member who put these rigid feet :  a subtle improvement he said. a very bit better bass.

Mr Frog posted:

Loving the sound from my Rega RP10/Apheta 2, which has the standard factory supplied feet (rubber/plastic) fitted to the inner skeletal plinth.

Rega offer an ‘upgrade’ for both the RP8 and RP10 - a set of 3 Aluminium replacement rigid feet, which screw into the base of the skeletal plinth.

Has anyone tried these?

Hopefully, it will bring sonic gains ..... and not just be cosmetic ‘bling’ 😄

i checked at my dealer place the ceraballs to put under the rp10 today :  unfortunately they can’t be adapted with their inserts.  but they can be used without the inserts... 

I will finally buy the rigid feet, in order to have an all rega rp10 turntable, as intended by the rega staff.

Mr Frog posted:

Hey French Rooster

I didn’t realise that you had the RP10. already and thought that you had an SME deck 😄

.... or are you planning to purchase one soon?

 

i just sold my 15 years old sme 20/2 today and will receive an ex demo rp10/ with new lyra delos in the next days.  I ordered the rigid feet too.   I had before the rega p9, so i return to my ex loved rega....  I wanted to change from sme sound...

I tried the Replacement rigid feet on my RP10, but to be honest, I could not hear any difference at all ..... compared to the standard factory fitted ones.

The turntable is sat on a glass shelf (Atacama stand on a concrete carpeted floor), so there may be a difference if it is on a wooden shelf... who knows.

 

Mr Frog posted:

I tried the Replacement rigid feet on my RP10, but to be honest, I could not hear any difference at all ..... compared to the standard factory fitted ones.

The turntable is sat on a glass shelf (Atacama stand on a concrete carpeted floor), so there may be a difference if it is on a wooden shelf... who knows.

 

my new rp10 is not yet at my home because i ordered a lyra delos cart to be mounted on it.

I will receive also the rigid feet in the next days and will compare vs the stock feet and finite elemente cerapucks i have at home( without the inserts).  If not satisfied with these rigid feet, i will return them back....

Mr Frog posted:

Good for you.

Depending on the stand/support for the turntable, you may have a more positive experience with the rigid foot mount kit 

 

i put today the rigid feet. A bit difficult to unscrew the circular feet first.   Not sure there is a difference, perhaps a bit sharper sound.  To lazy to change now, so they will stay.

The leather mat gives an improvement : better separation of instruments, some details come in better relief.  For 25GBP, it is welcome i think.  Other positive point :  the mat stays on the platter, no electrostatic phenomen.   You should try, very inexpensive improvement.

Yes, that was my experience too .... not sure I could tell any difference with the Rigid foot Mount kit, so I returned them to the dealer.

I guess they must make a difference somewhere, depending on the surface the TT is sited upon.

How does the RP10 compare to your previous SME?

 

 

 

Mr Frog posted:

Yes, that was my experience too .... not sure I could tell any difference with the Rigid foot Mount kit, so I returned them to the dealer.

I guess they must make a difference somewhere, depending on the surface the TT is sited upon.

How does the RP10 compare to your previous SME?

 

 

 

the sme was more assured, self confident, with more bass and body, control too.  But the p10 is a bit more involving and percussions, drums, are more pronounced.   The sme was like cds3/ 555ps, the rp10 like cdx2/ xps2.      For changing lps, i prefer the p10.   

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