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RE: Rega Planar 10 & Apheta 3, one month in

I'm glad you like your new Rega but I take issue with parts of your review. Disclaimer: I own two Regas and love them so it has nothing to do with the brand. It rather, concerns your description of the sound.

"The combo tells the truth-whatever is on the record is what you'll get."

"Every record sounds just like it's supposed to...-."

To my mind these are meaningless comments. I've read comments like this in reviews more times than I can count. How do you know what the "truth" is? How do you know what a particular record is "supposed" to sound like? Were you in the studio at the time of the recording? There are so many factors that influence the sound you hear from the original recording session to the moment you spin it on your turntable. The sound, since originally recorded has gone through so many iterations that it is no longer the same sound heard in the studio that day. It's been mastered, pressed, possibly remastered, perhaps digitized. And how about YOUR equipment, your amplifier, preamp, speakers and your room? They all contribute to the sound you hear and the same record sounds different on everyone's system. Am I not hearing the TRUTH because I'm playing it on a different table? Is my TRUTH any less valid than yours?

So what's the REAL truth? There is none. What you're saying essentially is that you like the sound of a particular record. The tenor sax sounds like a tenor sax to YOU.The drums sound like drums are SUPPOSED to sound to YOUR ears.

Sorry to be picky about language here, but I come across these expressions so often and they explain nothing and I can't believe I'm the only one that finds it irritating.

By the way, glad you love your Rega. Many happy playing sessions!



Edits: 10/12/21 10/12/21

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