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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:19 pm 
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I have a Rega RP-40, which was a souped up anniversary edition of the RP 3. (edited) I like the sound with a Shure V-15 Type V-MR cartridge, but you never know where a tweak will take you.

Does anyone have experience with the Take 5 Audio tonearm rewire?. It looks very good, but there do not seem to be any user reviews online. It would be nice to get some on record.

I am already aware of the English rewires and upgraded tonearms, so am looking for information that is specific to the Take 5 Audio rewire.

Thanks for any information.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:11 am 
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Could have swore the 40 was a tweaked 3

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The RP-40 is indeed closer to an RP-3. A pretty nice table -- with a subplatter swap, I actually liked it better then the RP-6.


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to answer your question, gene at take 5 does superb work, and he's fast. he's done a few arms for me.

if you're looking for specifics, wire type, connection type, you'll have to talk to gene directly.

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don, have you ever had a RB-2000 rewired by any chance?


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I've had 2 goldnotes rewired, not the rb2000. that's a brand new arm, why do you need to rewire it?

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Forbes_2 wrote:
Could have swore the 40 was a tweaked 3

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I believe you to be correct

https://www.lpgear.com/product/REGARP40.html

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Groovetracer sub platter is the #1 upgrade for a Rega table.


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The Take Five Audio website explains the rewire very well and says they have been offering this upgrade for ten years. I was hoping the OP would get some feedback to his question regarding reviews from someone who has had this rewire done. I have a planar 3 and have also been considering this upgrade.


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I stand corrected: The RP-40 is based on an RP-3.

(A delrin platter, which added more depth, and a bunch of weights on the plinth, to muffle motor noise, have been great upgrades. To my ears.)

Same question.


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Has anyone done the Take 5 Audio re-wire to the new RB330 arm in the 2016 P3?
I am wondering how beneficial it is in terms of sound quality.
I am not unhappy with my turntable as is, just curious if this would be a worthy upgrade.


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