Comments

(Most recent comments are toward the bottom of the page, last update June 2016)

The following unsolicited comments are from customers who chose to share their enjoyment regarding the purchase of one or more Groovetracer products. Thanks to everyone who took the time to share their thoughts. -Frank S.-  Groovetracer® Products, U.S.A.
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I want to thank you for developing the Groovetracer products. The subplatter and acrylic platter are exceptional. I recently purchased (August 2006) the subplatter with sapphire thrust plate and the acrylic platter. I have had my Rega 25 for about 2 years. I listened to it infrequently because it really wasn't interesting. I have about 500 LPs that were just sitting there and I knew that there must be a better way to enjoy them in lieu of spending 3 thousands dollars. (ie purchasing high dollar turntable).
I read the review on Tone-Audio, and your literature on groovetracer.com. The descriptions that you provide are very accurate. The products are impeccably machined and delivered with excellent instructions. My system includes Rega P25, Audio Technica OC9, Audioquest B100 cartridges, Krell reference phono amp, Krell KBL, Krell KSA300s, Wilson Watt Puppies. The improvements in sound I now experience over my stock P25 are: Bass transient response, and much deeper response. Midrange depth and images with a clearly defined space between performers. Treble, much more detail, though with no distortion or edginess. The improvement in articulation is really incredible. The surfaces of the LP are quieter. The groove noise is reduced quite a bit. Before this upgrade my CD's sounded better than my LP's. Now with the two Groovetracer products I find it hard to play any CD, the LP's are so alive and riveting. Your products changed my audiophile life because I am now enjoying my LP's and looking/finding more. Again, thank you for the engineering, the design, and production of your products.

B. Sill—September 2006

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Frank, indeed this is an incredible piece of machining! I've spun a few records now, and your subplatter brings more focus and snap to every side. I don't know what to say, it's like a new turntable.

E. Fowler—November 2006
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Groovetracer counterweight- Congratulations on a superb product. I have never experienced such a huge improvement for such a small sum of money before.
Thanks and best regards, Ludwig-Sales Director for Audionord AB in Sweden
November 2006

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Hi Frank, I guess you got mail from a friend of mine Ludwig, regarding the counterweight I must say that it is the most fantastic improvement I have ever experienced. A couple of years ago I tried an Origin Live counterweight on an RB300, and was presented by a small improvement in clarity. So I wasn’t prepared for the shocking improvement the Groovetracer made on my RB1000. About everything got better, clarity, precision, tonal accuracy, spatial presentation and grip. Amazing! I have been listening to music since I got it. It’s so much more interesting to listen to music now. Sometimes it feels like listening to the mastertape. The tonearm now holds my Benz LP in absolutely firm grip. The Benz has never sounded so exact and relaxed. So congratulations to a marvelous product.

Kind regards, D. Hofmann - Sweden Nov.2006

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Being of a craftsman/engineer background myself I thoroughly appreciate intelligent and thoughtful design and quality execution. It was the appearance of those qualities in your products when compared to all the other"me too" platters that led me to choose yours. Certainly your products are well presented on your website, but the reality still exceeds the expectations. So, thank you for 2 finely made and sonically very worthwhile products and your prompt and effective communication and dispatch.
Feel free to use any of the above comments by way of testimonial should you wish.
Regards, Tony G. Australia January, 2007 (Subplatter & Acrylic platter)

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I got the subplatter last Wednesday and have had some time to listen the changes compared to the stock subplatter. The installation was an easy task.
The first listening impressions were of shear amazement. It was like the dust was wiped off the TV screen. All sounds were a lot clearer and the music flowed through the speakers with ease. The background noise was a lot less apparent. I would have bought the subplatter just for the build quality compared to the Rega’s, but
with the added bonus of fantastic upgrade in sound quality the deluxe subplatter is the best buy I have made in ages. My P3 sounds like a lot more expensive player now. Big thanks to you Frank.

Mikko L. – Finland June 2007

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Good morning Frank, Here's what I just wrote to a friend regarding the subplatter.
"Results: Holy crap, Everything tightened up and not in a small way either. Crisp, clear, fast, deeper soundstage, dead on stable speed. And now I can understand "inky" blacks. I dropped the needle in the run in groove and stopped in my tracks, turned around and had to check that the needle was in fact on the record. When it hit the groove I again stopped in my tracks...my wife came out of the kitchen and said "Wow". Yes, that much difference. Three hours later we finally opened the wine for supper. So that's the story, so far.....Damn you do good work.
Gerald R. July, 2007

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The platter arrived today and it is a beautiful thing. Thanks for taking the time to do things right. It shows in all of your products. I only hope that I find a little product niche where I can display the same level of design and execution for my retirement business.
Brian B. September, 2007

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I got the acrylic platter today. The sound difference was instantly noticeable from the first second of playing. I love it! It makes the music smoother, more fluid, more relaxed; seems to remove an element of harshness.
Tony W. October, 2007
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Thanks yet again Frank!
The subplatter arrived before noon on Friday. I installed it shortly after and I've been in vinyl heaven ever since. Nice job from the quality machining (I'm an industrial and graphic designer so I'm a bit of a gearhead...), through the packing and shipping. And great follow through on your end, too.

Brian B. November, 2007
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OK, how 'bout Wow, or, Oh my gosh, or better yet - Holy $..t! Frank, I absolutely cannot believe how this beautiful piece of engineering has raised the level of playback on my system. Everything now is so focused, especially the vocals. Once I installed the counterweight and tweaked everything, I put on Alison Krauss and Robert Plant's new release: /Raising Sand/. When Alison's vocals came into the mix on the second track, I jumped, it startled me so. Man, talk about in the room with me (I wish). My background is quieter also. I was considering returning this LP because of the noticeable surface noise on many of the tracks. Since the addition of your weight, the noise is now considerably less of an annoyance. For the first time in my system, I can vividly hear the depth of the soundstage. I was throwing on different genres of music to get a good feel, and I put on Depeche Mode's:/Some Great Reward/. On the final track of side two there is this synth part that begins equally at the right and left channels and quickly recedes to back (way back) center stage. Before, it just kinda met in the middle in the same plane, but now it recedes far into the horizon.
So, my good friend and machinist el supremo, I guess one could say that I am a satisfied customer. I thank you for all you've done to help me get my deck to that enviable stage of being able to present a most believable and certainly enjoyable musical event. I've been buying an absolute ton of vinyl, mostly jazz, and I have many hours of playtime ahead of me.

Steve D. December 2007
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Being an experienced tweaker, I think I have a pretty good handle on what works and what doesn't, my ears don't lie to me. I always go into a tweak expecting it not to work. Your subplatter works. There is clearly more detail retrieval. I'm hearing new stuff that was previously buried in mixes. It's particularly evident in live recordings where I can hear more distinct stage and audience chatter. It's what I call "more there, there." The soundstage has expanded as well. Everything just sounds better. I like it! Steve C. December 2007

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Article from New Zealand’s online webzine, see link below. December 2007
http://www.audioenz.co.nz/2007/vinyl_superrega.shtml
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Hi Frank! First of all I want to say I'm very satisfied with your counterweight. It's such a great improvement on my RB 1000. The enjoyment of listening to my records has reached a higher level, that’s for sure!

Many thanks and regards from Sweden- Caterine N. January, 2008
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First and above anything else THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Now, before I installed the Groovetracer upgrades on my Rega Planer 25 which are the Deluxe sub-platter and the sapphire thrust plate with the 150 gram Groovetracer counterweight I wanted to do a comparison between the Groovetracer upgrades and the original Rega sub-platter and steel bearing along with the Expresso Heavyweight on my tonearm. Well to do this I had to play some music and the album of choice because of its acoustic and the containment of some the most influential musicians on this planet was Herbie Hancock titled RIVER The Joni Letters .
The results from my original Rega set up I must say sounded awesome. My Sumiko Blackbird was singing, at least I thought, until I installed the Groovetracer Deluxe sub-platter along with the 150 gram Groovetracer Counterweight . The results were eargasmic with unbelievable image and sound improvement. It was as though the artist jumped out of my speakers and said I am going to play live for you, and no, I was not drinking cognac at the time.
Frank, the background image became dead quiet and the music simply just leaped out like a cleansing had taken place. The information that I heard from your upgrades is unbelievable I am in awe with a facial expression of a DEER IN HEADLIGHTS.
I would like to go on to say that if there are any Rega owners out there looking to upgrade and take their Rega to the next and final level, look no further, Groovetracer products are the only answer.

Sincerely Jesse O. February, 2008
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On Feb. 23rd I received the subplatter, but didn't install it before this weekend.
I've exchanged the standard wires inside the RB300 with wires from Van den Hul, therefore I wanted to wait to hear the difference between the subplatters.
Your subplatter sounds magnificent, especially drums and cymbals have much more detail than the standard Rega subplatter.
So I will do as many others are doing, recommend it to other owners of Rega turntables, and I will do it here in Norway. Thank you for an excellent subplatter.
Best regards from Haavard D. Norway—March, 2008
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I received the subplatter on Friday, and installed it this weekend. Excellent product! Beautifully made, and great sounding. Those little Delrin dots were a superb idea as well. Thanks much.
Steve C. April, 2008
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Hi Frank, Meant to email you sooner. I got the subplatter. Installation was a breeze and I love how it looks and sounds. Everything that has been said is true, and I'm very, very pleased. Thank you!
Bill W. May, 2008
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I just wanted to tell you that I received the subplatter a few days ago and it's a truly superb product, perfectly machined to my eye with great improvement in sound over the stock subplatter on my Rega P3-24.
Zvonimir K. Croatia, May, 2008
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Fitted Groovetracer counterweight (and sub-platter to deck) is absolutely fine. Listened to LP thru headphones this morning (use DarkVoice 336i headamp) and it really brought out the much improved detail and speed stability that the Groovetracer provides - the best £150 I ever spent (on hi-fi).
Cheers, Colin W. -U.K-. July 30th, 2008
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Excerpt taken from The Sound Room, "All things vinyl” article. August 2008
Great as Rega's budget tables are in stock form, a few key upgrades will turn them into world-beaters. Every Rega table from the P5 on down can be improved upon by replacing any or all of the following: the small-diameter, low-mass counterweight; the molded-plastic sub platter; and the floated-glass platter. Enter Groovetracer products and their trio of finely-machined, precision replacement parts for each of the above mentioned items. Yours truly once owned a Rega P25 with the Groovetracer counterweight and sub platter; to say the improvements were drastic would be an understatement. I heard richer, fuller, and tighter bass; dead-accurate pitches; and more natural air and decay around instruments. If you own a Rega 'table that isn't a P7 or P9, you owe it to yourself to hear what these upgrades will do for your music. by Oliver Amnuayphol August 2008
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Hi Frank, Received the counterweight today from California! I couldn't be happier....and it sounds awesome! Now my Rega is as good as it can be, (I Think). Thanks again for the great service and products,
Jim P, October 2008

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Dear Frank,   I received the platter today - what a difference!  Everything tightened, clarified, and my static woes are gone. Thanks again for another superb upgrade.
Octavian B. October 2008

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Frank, I received the subplatter today and installed it in about  5 minutes. Everything fits perfectly and looks great. I am listening to the turntable right now and it sounds fantastic. Thanks so much for the excellent product and fast shipping.
Len A. October 2008

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Here are my brief comments after a weekend of listening:  There are only a few words that can describe the difference between the stock subplatter of the Rega P3-24 versus the Groovetracer upgraded subplatter:  How about, like a different turntable.  You have heard that expression about the veil being lifted from the recording.  Tight, fast and dynamic sounding with a wider and quieter soundstage. It was a glorious relaxing weekend. Thanks again, Stan.
Stan G. November 2008

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Hello Frank I have received the products no problems at all, and have installed them on the P25. I can't say how huge the difference in sound is, it is absolutely sensational and it looks great. I like to thank you and the company on the oustanding service and assistance you provided and not to forget the high quality product you sell.  I will recommend your products to other people. Thank you very much!
Tony G. Australia,  December 2008  (Reference subplatter and acrylic platter)

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I got the counterweight installed last night and based on limited listening time it sure sounds like a worthwhile upgrade; will need to check some more "reference" vinyl to
compare. And, of course the workmanship is second to none just like the beautiful reference subplatter already installed on my P5. Thanks for such a finely made product and excellent service. 

Best, -Kurt-   January, 2009

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I've received the Reference subplatter & acrylic platter. I must commend you on your professional packing, fast shipment and prompt communication. It has been a pleasure dealing with you. Following your clear installation instructions, the subplatter and platter were installed in minutes. The fit and finish of your products are amazing. The clearances between the subplatter, platter and the plinth are tight but uniform. When spinning, the platter is stable and level. The improvements in playback quality are significant. The noise floor is much lower, giving a silky black background from which low level musical details emerge. Soundstaging has become rock solid with greater depth and wider separation of instruments. Vocals now have a more focused burst of energy. The overall sound is more tuneful and dynamic. Thanks to your products, I've shelved plans to upgrade to a better turntable, as I effectively have one now! Cheers, Michael from Singapore. -Planar 2- Feb. 2009

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Thank you for the Groovetracer deluxe subplatter which I very easily installed on my new Rega P3-24.  Your detailed instructions and included kit were a great help. Acoustically the results are amazing, and the Groovetracer subplatter also looks great on the turntable.  I would like to thank you for doing such a great job.
Regards, Chris from Athens, Greece.  April, 2009

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The Reference subplatter is amazing! No trouble installing it. The first time I dropped it into my P5, a little air bubble stopped the thrust plate from seating on the bearing....an indication of a nice tight tolerance plus a film of oil. So I pulled it out, simply let gravity 'try again' ...voila... this time a perfect seat.  From the moment the stylus hit the groove it was obvious - blatant really - it tightened up the low end in a huge way and also made it deeper and more defined. Throughout the frequency range in fact, every record I've played sounds 'cleaner', quieter, with noticeably more detail than before with the stock subplatter. This was easily the biggest jump my system has had, even over the Rega external power supply unit. Great work there ...thanks again. Best, James.  April, 2009

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Wow, what a difference!  I don't know the audiophile terms, but everything is better.  The background is deep and quiet and everything sounds so alive.  This has got to be the best REGA upgrade out there.  Anyway, I wanted to thank you for your dedication, craftsmanship, and attention to finishing detail. Also, thank you for the clear instructions. Thanks again, -Brent-  Reference subplatter.  April, 2009

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The difference is P R O F O U N D !!!  The rotational speed stability now just seems like an added bonus - that was my impetus for upgrading but the improvement in sonics goes waaay beyond that...  even high frequency tracking at the needle is much improved!
Amazing!  Thanks, Vytas.  –Deluxe subplatter-  May, 2009

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I just wanted to let you know that your components are fantastic on the Rega. Once installed, it was clear that this was a necessary upgrade....pitch instability gone, image stability is rock solid,  very very quiet, much bigger sound stage, the highs are sweet, clear, and sustained (not harsh like before), looks good too. Great products and great value. I love it.   

Nick H. May, 2009 Acrylic platter and Deluxe subplatter.

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I installed your Reference Subplatter on my Rega P3-24 today.  If I hadn't heard the difference with my own ears, I wouldn't have believed it.  The increased level of detail, air, and expressiveness was quite extraordinary.  You're a wizard of a very high order... many thanks!   

Albert B.  June, 2009 Reference subplatter.

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Just received my reference subplatter for my Rega P3 today. I read the instructions that came with it and followed them to the letter. I would like you to know that the subplatter is a thing of machining beauty! The first thing I noticed was how easy it is to follow the lyrics now. I have a Nautilus pressing of Elton John's greatest hits vol..1, and boy, what a treat to listen to hear it now! More silence, more details, more decay, just MORE MORE MORE! I never thought that a subplatter could make such a difference! I'm so happy I did not skimp and got the reference.

Doug R. June, 2009 Reference subplatter.

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A brief message to thank you for sending the Subplatter so quickly and so well packed.  Fitting it presented no problems and in the week since it was installed I have much enjoyed the listening experience and I have been surprised by the difference it makes.  From the description I was expecting more low level detail, which is clearly there, but the bass also is improved and tighter.  Thanks for an excellent product!
Chris S. Canada  January, 2010  Reference Subplatter

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Just installed the new Subplatter. This is one amazing upgrade, thank you!  Beautiful machining too...I hate to hide it underneath the platter.

John F. U.S.A. February 2010  Reference Subplatter

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Thanks for your prompt delivery and terrific product. It looks classy and upgrades the clarity and detail as many previous reviews attest. Installation was a snap. Just for your information, my maple p25 has a fairly suave setup. A Clearaudio Syncro ps, a Rega Apheta and a wall shelf. Your product upgrades it further while staying philosophically quite close to Rega's vision.

Bill M. Canada March 2010  Reference Subplatter

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Just wanted to e-mail and tell you how much I appreciate the sonic changes made by the subplatter.  As we spoke previously, I am using perhaps to most inexpensive moving coil cartridge, the Denon DL 110.  The best way to indicate the change is to discuss the sound from the cartridge.  Before, and no matter how much I wanted to enjoy this cartridge, the sound was boring and flat.  After the subplatter install, the cartridge has a sound similar to the $300-$400 cartridges I have had in the past.  Simply, a huge improvement and a  most pleasurable experience.

Walter A. U.S.A. April 2010  Reference Subplatter

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Wow, the components are just amazing quality! Wonderful job. All the Rega users like me out here can't thank you enough. What a wonderful upgrade
to a Rega turntable!   As expected, the noise floor is substantially lower, instrument voices perfectly in space within 3D soundstage. Also adds even more dynamic rhythm and pace to this wonderful table. I really think what you have done here is given all the P3 and P5 users out there an opportunity to really enjoy the performance level of a P9 at a much more affordable cost. Outstanding reference level analogue playback in my opinion.

Shawn W. Canada May 2010  Reference Subplatter

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I received the Reference subplatter last week and installed it on Saturday. After an afternoon of running in the bearing I was ready to audition the upgrade on Sunday. I had read a lot on the improvements that your subplatter had made to other peoples decks, but was not prepared for the actual improvement on mine. I thought that previous upgrades (acrylic platter, counterweight, white rega belt and 24volt motor with rega speed control box) were about as far as this deck could go in credible audio improvements, but I was proved wrong, your reference subplatter improved the speed, timbre and more noticeably the bass. I am really pleased with the results and have invited all my vinyl junkie mates round for further auditions and possibly future customers for yourself.  

Philip B. Scotland- U.K.  June 2010  Reference Subplatter

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Got the Platter and looks beautiful. Sounds even better!! I think it gives the music a bit more extension on both ends, better bass and treble and works just wonderful with the other upgrades. Feel free to use me as a reference if you like if anyone would like to talk/email with someone that has done the complete upgrade on a Rega P5. Thanks again and have a good summer!
Shawn W. Canada  June 2010  Acrylic Platter.

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Received platter and subplatter Monday.  Installed this morning--WOW!  Miles Kind of Blue 45 year old record sounded like a new record.  Tried to find flaws but was soon caught up in the music I have heard 100's of times. I have been spending a couple of hundred dollars a month on new and used records. Looking forward to listening to my collection of 1500 plus.  Should save me some money over the next year!  Noise floor drops, highs are more defined and over all detail is better.  Seems to track better.  Nice not having to deal with the felt mat!!. Thanks for your great products. 
Fred B. U.S.A. July 2010 Acrylic Platter and Reference Subplatter, P5.

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Hi Frank, Thank you so much for your helpful email. I collected my Rega from my dealer today and the installation of the subplatter was a piece of cake with your instructions. The quality and finish of the subplatter and acrylic platter is beautiful and really makes the turntable look special. More importantly the sound improvement is astonishing. I've spent most of today with a huge grin on my face listening to vinyl. The bass has been tightened, high frequencies are sweet and natural and there is an openness and detail to the midrange that just wasn't there before. Most significantly for me though, is the speed stability. My Rega always played very slightly fast, but now it is pitch perfect. Your upgrades have made what was always a really good turntable into something that could compete with many high-end decks, in my opinion, and I could not be more pleased. It has been a pleasure dealing with you from the very beginning
Mark A. U.K.  August 2010  Reference Subplatter and Acrylic Platter.

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Frank,  I would like to thank you for the Subplatter.  It is a solid performer and a fairly priced modification,  more like a must have now that I own one.  Also,  the packaging and instructions were top rate and I appreciate the quick delivery.

David H. U.S.A.  August 2010  Reference Subplatter, P5.

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I'm absolutely loving the new subplatter. Since I installed the subplatter I've noticed a significant improvement in all of the records I've listened to.  Significantly fuller bass and midrange, and more detail in the treble and specifically the drum sounds.  Several albums that I had written off as sounding dull and flat, and to my ears poorly mixed, have absolutely come to life now that I've tried them again since installing the subplatter.  I have not an ounce of regret and am in fact thrilled that I decided to do this upgrade. Thanks for such a great product.

Matt D. U.S.A. January 2011 Reference Subplatter, Planar 25

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Wow! What a difference your sub platter has made. I've already had my RB300 modded and recabled by Origin Live, then mounted a Dynavector 10x5 but your mod has brought it all together in a way that I didn't think possible for a P3. I just feel so much more involved in the soundstage. It's worth its weight in gold.  Thanks again.

Pete S. U.K. January 2011 Reference Subplatter, P3

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I just received the Reference subplatter for my Rega Planar 3. This is one well made quality product that you are offering to the public. I couldn't believe my ears that my old Rega Planar 3 can be this quiet not to mention it sounds better than ever before. I was very skeptical when it comes to this metal subplatter upgrade but WOW I am very impressed.
I don't remember this much increase in sound quality when I upgraded counterweight several years ago. Now I wish that I ordered the acrylic platter as well at the same time. I am not sure how long I can resist the acrylic platter upgrade. Thank you very much for offering such quality product to the public.

Terry L. U.S.A. February 2011 Reference subplatter

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The directions were great! Beyond that, I must say that this is the single best upgrade I have ever done!! I love my p25 -  especially with my dynavector 20x(L) cart, but this subplatter has moved the sound to a whole new level. Thanks so much for machining such an awesome product!  I have had this table since new and can't believe it is not as good or better than a p7 now!  I did not even find the vtaf and counterweight from Pete Riggle to be as good as this reference subplatter. Thanks again for this wonderful purchase! I only wish I had done it sooner! 

Laura P  USA. March 2011  Reference subplatter  

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I've now had the chance to listen to a few favorite albums with the Groovetracer Reference Subplatter and Acrylic Platter installed on my P3, and I'm very, very happy with how things are sounding. I'm finding things to be more involving, with the music exhibiting an organic wholeness, a naturalness that had been missing with the stock subplatter and the glass platter with the felt mat.
I just wanted to let you know — and also wanted to thank you for having spent so much time with me on the phone, going over the installation, etc. It was much appreciated, and helpful, too!

Howard D. USA. March 2011 Reference subplatter and Acrylic platter, P3

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I received the subplatter today which was one day earlier than expected. It was very easy to install and the resulting improvement in sound is great. It is more three dimensional and I can tell I am hearing nothing but the music.

Steve H. USA  April 2011  Reference subplatter, Planar 3

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I wanted to let you know I received the platter today, that was QUICK!!!  I can say without reservation I am very pleased!!!!  Thanks for a great product and I may be in the market for a new subplatter in the near future.

Ted B. USA  April 2011 Acrylic platter, Planar 2

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The replacing of the stock subplatter to the new Groovetracer was a big advantage.
Now I can not only hear WHY music of many kinds is made - but after the swapping - the very first thing, that came to my mind was, that I now can hear HOW it is made - too! The "spirit" in the recording location, studio, the mixing of the tracks and many other details that I never heard before. And that’s a fact! NOT something that I "think" I hear! So the subplatter is really doing something. I am looking forward to many hours of enjoyable music listening! Best regards to you and your crew. 

Thomas N. Denmark April 2011 Reference subplatter, P3/24

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Just wanted to shoot you a quick note to let you know I received the Reference subplatter last week. The supplied instructions were excellent and I managed to install it on my
P3-24 easily. The subplatter is, without a doubt, a distinct improvement over the stock Rega unit. The sound is much more focused, images have increased in solidity, just about everything has improved for the better. This should be considered an indispensable tweak. Thanks very much for making a product that adds so much enjoyment to the Rega experience for (relatively) so little.  

Shiv R. USA April 2011 Reference subplatter P3/24

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After receiving the superbly packaged and beautifully engineered Reference subplatter for my P25, I set about the very well explained installation which took all of 10 minutes.  I then played a relatively flat response LP as a yardstick - I was floored at the improvement to my turntable, the mix sits in a perfect state with vast sonic space enabling complete tonal colours to be exposed. The instruments sounded like they should. It was a pleasure to hear the resonance from a kick drum and the ring of a well tuned snare standing proud alongside everything else in the mix.  I and well recorded music thank you!

Justin L. U.K. June 2011 Reference subplatter, P25

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I installed both products on my P5 and I am EXTREMELY IMPRESSED!!! All opinions which are being exchanged between the users of vinylengine.com on your products are identical with my personal view. Fantastic products and the quality is superb. Thank you for giving me so much joy.

Radoslaw L. Poland June 2011 Reference subplatter and acrylic platter.

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The new subplatter was intended as a birthday-present for my girlfriend. Although her birthday is in September, I couldn't wait to surprise her. The installation was very easy to do. From the first moment the music sounded we were very enthusiastic. As an audiophile I know that many promised improvements often bring disappointment. Not in this case. It is an overall improvement, a wonderful product and it is perfectly made. Thank you for the excellent service and I will certainly pass my experience onto other Rega enthusiasts.

Hubert.V,. Netherlands,  August 2011,  Reference subplatter, P25

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I just received and installed both products on my P5. I can only say…WOW!!....The improvements are noticeable and audible. Amazing products, fantastic quality, and very easy to install (well written instructions). I think my next purchase will be the counterweight…After this purchase, who needs a P7? Greetings from Peru…

Jorge V. Peru, August 2011, Reference subplatter and acrylic platter, P5

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I received and hooked up the Acrylic Platter to my Rega P25 today and all I can say is WOW OH MY GOD! I can't believe it sounds this good. I already have the deluxe subplatter underneath and I did not expect the noise floor to drop even lower than it was before but it has. But now I have three dimensional images emanating from my speakers with a wonderfully musically involving presence that I've never heard before and the bass seems to sound more natural than it did with just the subplatter. The midrange is still lush but the highs are much more articulate without being bright. I had a five hour plus listening session today as a result of the upgrade. This is the longest session I've had in years. I broke open the 5 LP Grateful Dead Box set released on Rhino earlier this year & listened to The 180Gram American Beauty remaster for the 1st time today. The detail is unreal compared to my old trusty MOFI copy from the 1980's. I also listened to the New 45rpm Muddy Waters courtesy of Chad Kasem's Quality Vinyl. It too bested every version I have ever heard including the original MOFI anadisc 200 and Gold CD my old references.

And to think about 5 months ago I was about to throw away my turntable because I was so frustrated with its lack of high end involving sound. If it wasn't for my friend Alfred Fredel of Enjoythemusic.com turning me on to your site and audiogon I never would have gotten back into the hifi hobby. But Frank, Thank You for saving me thousands of dollars that I don't have to spend on needlessly upgrading to a Rega P7, P9 or VPI Classic three. Instead of letting some BS Audio magazine or hifi dealer lead me astray I did my homework for a change and it paid off. For the first time in a while I feel like I have the upper hand and it feels very good. It's also nice to know there are still honest people like you in the HIFI world.

John T. U.S.A.  August 2011,  Acrylic platter  Planar 25

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I received the platter yesterday evening. I am thrilled with the results! I have done a lot of listening, and I love how it sounds. It makes voices and instruments sound much more natural. The decay of notes, and vocals, especially female vocals sound much more natural and vibrant. It also turns without any wobble. My glass Rega platter could be seen wobbling slightly. It also looks great! My P3-24 is gloss white, and the platter makes it look much more expensive than it is. I could not be happier with this platter!

I already have your reference subplatter.  I am thinking about eventually buying the last of your upgrades I don't have, the counterweight.

Daniel H.  Canada, November 2011,  Acrylic platter  P3-24

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I have used the deluxe subplatter for about a month now and I must say it’s a great improvement over the stock unit. The mechanical quality is absolutely amazing and it really makes a great improvement for my Planar 3. I also must thank you for the quick delivery to Sweden. The packaging was made to withstand some serious handling by the postal services. Thanks again!

Joseph B. Sweden November 2011, Deluxe subplatter  Planar 3

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Received the subplatter the other day and so far I'm more than happy with the results. Solo piano music (Glenn Gould playing Bach) sounded great; no more waver and wobble on extended notes. Solo guitar music (Jack Rose, Leo Kottke) was equally impressive; notes were "cleaner" sounding. My ears are 61 years old so I don't pretend to hear every nuance or be aware of every minute detail, but the background is much quieter.  The Band's Music From Big Pink sounded terrific, with each instrument and voice clearly discernible. I can't wait to listen to the Bach Harpsichord Concerti and the Dvorak String Quartets.
I checked the turntable speed with a cut-out strobe disk printed from an online source and the speed was dead on accurate. Thanks for a well designed and manufactured addition to my Rega P1. I also appreciate that the subplatter and accessories were well packed and that the instructions were straight-forward and foolproof.

David S.  U.S.A. November 2011, Reference subplatter  P1

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Hi Frank, Just letting you know that the platter and sub-platter arrived safely and they are magnificent examples of art and engineering. I tried all possible combinations of sub-platter (Rega, Isokinetik and yours) along with the acrylic platter and original glass platter. The winner is definitely the Groovetracer combination by a country mile.
Thanks again for your advice and great service.

John M.  Australia  December 2011, Reference subplatter & Acrylic platter

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I'd just like to take a moment to tell you how impressed I am with your products. First, the packaging was ideal and shipping costs are very reasonable. The simple, straightforward instructions made the subplatter installation worry-free. I started my first listening session with a well-played, noisy, familiar LP, and I noticed an immediate improvement!
The first thing to strike me was the vast extension in the highs and lows. Bass seems to reach below the floor with "slam" and speed, and the high frequencies shine clear as crystal like never before. There's an imaging that is as wide vertically as the stereo is horizontal.

The withdrawal of the glass platter and the ingenious sapphire thrust plate/zirconia bearing combination means less ringing in the mids and less overall vibration which only adds to vocal textures and brings a weight and emotional interpretation to voices that moved me immediately. Textures are kept distinct in vocal chorus, and each voice can be clearly heard, even while standing around one microphone.
Board fades are almost holographic, as they appear to "jump out" of their black surroundings. The signal-to-noise ratio is so greatly improved I can hear the hiss of the source tape between cuts, all of this without the expense of added surface noise. Reverb, echo, studio acoustics, and anything else that creates the musical environment or backdrop for a performance is much smoother and more realistic with a speed and accuracy that is breathtaking. Your upgrades have helped make my system so neutral I can clearly hear the tonal qualities of the source tape on many of my pressings!
The percussive attack of any device used to make contact with an instrument that lends its own tonal characteristics to the sonic picture (i.e., picks, brushes, mallets, mutes, bows, etc.) have such clarity and detail it brings a whole new dimension to music. In fact, albums of which I'm quite fond of and familiar with have such new life and added dimension it's like I'm listening to alternate takes rather than the masters I once knew!
Finally, wow & flutter is all but eliminated! I never thought this possible with a turntable. Piano sees the greatest improvement of all - this instrument has an accuracy on all accounts, I can't believe there isn't one in my living room, regardless of its recorded configuration (multi-miked, no mike, with or without reverb, etc.). I think it was the wow & flutter that was killing the realism of piano work and making the instrument sound dull and lifeless before. Now it sparkles with a brilliance that is intoxicating and realistic. The pitch is tight and clear with help from the Rega white belt.
I'm running your upgrades on a P3-2000 with an Ortofon Rondo Red moving coil cartridge. I have the Lehmann audio Black Cube Statement phono pre, Rotel amplification, Nordost cables and Dynaudio speakers.

George H.  Canada,  December 2011, Reference subplatter & acrylic platter P3-2000

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I just wanted to say that I installed the Subplatter on my P5.  The quality of  your product is outstanding.  And the attention to details with the shipping materials, included accessories, and instructions are to be commended.
Playing some vinyl now, and quite happy!  I hope to move up to your delrin or acrylic

Platter in the future.

Frank S.  USA,  February 2012,  Reference subplatter  Rega P5

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I just installed the Reference Subplatter on my P3/24. I must say I was a bit skeptical of what I would hear but that has all changed. I can't believe how it dropped the noise floor, very impressive. Thanks for a wonderful product and great attention to detail.
Chris B. USA , February 2012,  Reference subplatter  Rega P3/24

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I'm sure you've heard this hundreds of times, but I thought I'd add to Just wanted to tell you that the sub platter came in today. I tried the platter on it first as you suggested and it was a perfect fit. Then I followed the instructions provided for installation.
I have to say that this is one awesome piece of machining. My old sub platter had a slight warp in it, but yours runs solid and true as perfect as can be. And the sonic benefit is very real. It sounds to me as if I'd just bought a newer, better cartridge. A substantial upgrade for sure. I don't think any 'tweak' has compelled me this much before to keep listening to record after record. To put it simply, I'm very pleased with this upgrade.
Thanks again. I'll be thinking about one of your delrin platters for a future upgrade.the list of compliments.  Your subplatter is the single greatest improvement I've applied to my entire system. Thanks for producing such a high-quality upgrade.
Bryant M.  USA,  March 2012,  Reference subplatter  Rega RP3

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I just wanted to tell you that the subplatter came in today. I tried the platter on it first as you suggested and it was a perfect fit. Then I followed the instructions provided for installation.
I have to say that this is one awesome piece of machining. My old subplatter had a slight warp in it, but yours runs solid and true as perfect as can be. And the sonic benefit is very real. It sounds to me as if I'd just bought a newer, better cartridge. A substantial upgrade for sure. I don't think any 'tweak' has compelled me this much before to keep listening to record after record. To put it simply, I'm very pleased with this upgrade.
Thanks again. I'll be thinking about one of your delrin platters for a future upgrade.

Ricky D. USA,  March 2012,  Reference subplatter  Rega P3

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Hi, I received and installed the Groovetracer upgrades yesterday and all I can say is WOW! The improvement in performance was tremendous. The installation went flawlessly due to the fine instructions. I want to thank you for sharing these upgrades with the world and commend you for the fine level of machining. Again, thank you very much and I am an extremely satisfied customer.    

James F. USA, March 2012, Deluxe subplatter-Delrin platter-counterweight, Planar 3.

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The subplatter is wonderful! The sound is clear, tight, and very even. The installation instructions were easy to follow and spot on. Your service and communication were excellent. I am very happy with the purchase and worth every penny. I'm sure I'll be back in touch about the counterweight at some point. 

Steve K. USA, March 2012, Reference subplatter Rega Planar 2.

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I just received the platter today and I MUST say that it looks and sounds outstanding!
Before I did the swapping I first took a careful listen to one of my "difficult" records - a solo record with Frida from Abba - that is recorded digitally, and then transferred to the vinyl LP.
Until now this record and many others from the eighties and nineties recorded digitally have had a tendency to sound a little shrilly, special on female voices. And playing with an Ortofon 2M Black, that is a little analytic, but very detailed and full of insight into the music and the recording session, it sometimes can be a little too much.
After the swapping, the first thing I immediately noticed, was much more "body", not so much shrill, better definition of soundstage, even better decay and now even more feeling of "being there" at the recording session, and get an insight in "how", "what" and "why".

 I also like the record having better "mechanical" contact with the platter, not "floating" on the stock feltmat. 

For now, Thank you very much for making these awesome upgrades for the Rega`s!

Thomas N. Denmark, April 2012,  Delrin platter  Rega P3/24.

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I've had time to listen a lot lately and here is what I think of the Acrylic Platter upgrade I just made to my Rega RP1.  

After placing this heavy and beautiful platter on my RP1, I noticed immediately that the bass was stronger and more accurate. That was just the first thing. After listening to a few more records, I noticed that the soundstage snapped right in to place where before it wasn't as focused. Then I noticed that I was getting much more information than before. This is what analog is all about. Music sounding like music, not electronics!

I can't wait to try the sub platter and the counter weight!

Ed P. USA, April 2012, Acrylic platter Rega RP1.

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I just wanted to say that the delrin platter arrived today and I'm very pleased with it. The sound is fantastic. Also, my Achroplat had a slight wobble in it but the delrin platter runs perfectly true. An awesome machining job. That wobble bothered the heck out of me and I'm glad it's gone.

Ricky D. USA,  May 2012, Delrin platter  Rega P3

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Hi Frank, I'm the customer from Turkey who dropped by your place last October and purchased an acrylic platter and a subplatter. I was meaning to write to you much sooner, but 'life' came in between I guess.

I thank you for your support and for the excellent products (including the accurate and detailed documentation and serious packaging!). It was indeed nice to meet you.

I'm very pleased with the sound which certainly opened up, and the high frequencies became more determined. But most importantly I enjoy the new look with the acrylic platter. The original glass platter is boring and cheap (looking).

Cem Sayman, Turkey, June 2012, Reference subpatter, acrylic platter, counterweight.

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Hi Frank, Thank you for creating such a superbly engineered and manufactured subplatter! It has made a very significant improvement to my table! The soundstage has opened up more and the clarity I am getting is stunning.
Todd Hadican, Canada, July 2012, Reference subplatter.

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Hi Frank, I replaced each element on the Rega RP-3 then listened to a set of records I was familiar with. Most of the music was folk or rock.
Step one was to replace the Rega plastic subplatter with your (Groovetracer) reference subplatter. Right away I noticed a lot of detail, extended high end, better definition in the bass, and lots of clarity all around. The noise level is very low and I did notice how quiet the background became. I have noticed with the Rega subplatter some issues with speed variation; with the reference subplatter, that was eliminated.
Step two was to replace the glass platter with the Delrin platter. Wow! Maybe it was the combination, but I noticed detail and subtleties that put a broad smile on my face right away. I heard details on my LP’s that I did not know existed. For example, the reed sound of the oboe and the tambourine timbre and the vibrato plucking of strings on an acoustic guitar. I heard it in voices too, more rounded and natural. I liked it.
Step 3: 110gm counterweight. One nice aspect of the counterweight upgrade is being able to lower the dust cover. I listened to a thorny rock LP that I had recently recorded to CD via a Tascam DV-RA1000HD. The sound of that record was noticeably better, clear and natural with lots more detail and depth to the sound. I think the counterweight allowed this lp to track better and it sounded like it.
All in all, it was a great day for my turntable and my eventual enjoyment of my LP collection. I just noticed so much more development of the sound, sonic purity, clarity, roundness and fullness. I love it.
Thank you Frank. Great products!

Mike Bodell, Australia, July 2012, Reference subplatter, Delrin platter, counterweight.

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Frank, What can I say. The Delrin platter is astonishingly good. The acrylic platter was better than the glass platter but this thing is "scary good". Someone will have to pry this from my cold, dead hands (at least until you find an even better material to master machine). Most non-vinyl heads think I'm nuts until they hear real music coming from these antique plastic discs. Please keep up the good work. We are all very lucky you're willing to share your skills with the rest of us in the asylum.

Kurt Cleveland, August 2012, Delrin platter.

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I installed the RP6 reference subplatter today. It is very beautiful. It makes my table look twice as expensive, at least. I immediately noticed a difference including tighter bass, better soundstaging. Great work! Thanks very much.

Dan Kodama, Hawaii, August 2012, RP6 Reference subplatter.

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Hi Frank, The sub-platter and platter arrived today.  The mail truck pulled up just as I was finishing my lawn mowing.  Perfect timing.  All I can say is WOW!  More defined image, fuller, more solid bass, a greater sense of space around the instruments and a more open sound overall. I can't wait to hear what the counterweight does.

Carl Ricca, USA, August 2012, Reference subplatter and Delrin platter.

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I just wanted to say thanks for your time last Friday in upgrading my Rega turntable. I've been listening all weekend, and I am DELIGHTED by the results. They’ve given a substantial sonic improvement all the way around. I have a very good setup for recording high quality 96/24 digital wav files from my turntable. So I can A/B listen to recordings from my turntable prior to the upgrades, and recordings after the upgrade. Remarkable differences. Thanks again for your time, care, excellent products, and the pleasant conversation. A very positive experience all the way around and the results of which I will enjoy for many years to come.
Jeff Perkins, USA, September 2012, Reference subplatter & Delrin platter-Planar 2.

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I received the Deluxe subplatter that I ordered from you in today's mail.  It really made an improvement on my Rega P3/24 turntable. The pace of the music seems cleaner and clearer, especially in the lower notes. It just seems like I'm hearing "more" of everything! Fantastic product! Thanks again.

Patrick Giordano, USA, September 2012, Deluxe subplatter.

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I received my subplatter this weekend. Thanks very much for the great service and a truly outstanding product. My P5 is now sounding and looking like a million dollars. I look forward to doing business with you again in the future.

David Bron,UK, September 2012, Reference subplatter-P5

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I received your reference sub platter and Delrin platter today, less than a week after ordering. Pretty good considering it was in customs for a full day. I am now one of your customers listening to records with my mouth hanging open. So much more detail, such richness, such lushness. So much more than the stock P25 only hinted at. So much more musical enjoyment!
I read that one of your customers thinks his Groovetracer mods raise his P25 to the level of his parents' stock P7, and in some areas above. I know the P7 and agree with that.
In fact, this table now performs at the level of my old LP 12, a fully tricked out machine with Cirkus bearing, Lingo 2 power supply, moving coil cartridge etc etc. I sold it because it was so temperamental. With an Ortofon 2M Black, this old Rega is now in every way its equal. So thank you for your brilliant products, and for your patience in answering all my questions.
Don Braid, Canada, October 2012, Reference subplatter & Delrin platter. P25.

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I received the subplatter yesterday. I love it - a big improvement over the original, and in less than a week to Australia. Thank you, Nick.

Nick Thomson, Australia, November 2012, Reference subplatter.

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Hi Frank, I was extremely happy when I saw how well all your equipment is machined and manufactured, and it was sent very well packed and protected. The installation of all the elements in my P25 was easy and straight forward, thanks to the very well detailed and step by step instructions.
Sound wise, there is clearly a larger soundstage coming out of the speakers. There is a more detailed and focused presentation of instruments and voices, and a lower noise floor. An overall sense of the LPs being better tracked, more stable. Attack and decay of notes, much more natural and life like. I can say wow! Night and day improvement. The unmodified P25 was a good deck to start with, but the addition of these three Groovetracer elements has improved it significantly. I feel as if I had a newer and pricier deck altogether. In short, I would recommend all three GT products, the delrin platter, reference subplatter and counter weight 100%.

Juan Palaua, Spain, November 2012, Reference subplatter, delrin platter, counterweight.

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Platter arrived yesterday, beautiful finish.  It also fits great on your subplatter. I’m really impressed with the resulting sound.

John Contovasilis, USA, November, Delrin platter.

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I wanted to report your Groovetracer upgrades are performing well!!! Installation of the components were a breeze, everything fit precision and looks awesome. The 130 gram counterweight went on yesterday completing the transformation of my Rega RP3.
Some of my references are Steely Dan Aja (Cisco), Allman Brothers Brothers and Sisters (MFSL) and all of my Floyd collection... Impressions - I'm hearing vastly more music now and much less of the vinyl medium. I have to say the emotion from the performances is overwhelming!!! Timing is spot-on now with the Rega - a good balance of foot -tapping energy and precision sonics,

Paul Powell, USA, November 2012, Reference subplatter, delrin platter, counterweight.

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I was looking for a better subplatter because I was not real happy with the plastic solution from Rega. A friend of mine advised me to look at the 'Groovtracer' Products, after studying the Website I came to the conclusion to order the'Groovetracer' subplatter for my RP6. As I get the package I was astonished about the complete professional packaging which includes, the subplatter, zirconia ball, a tool for removing the steel ball, Oil, alcohol swab and a considerable manual which tells you very detailed, what to do and how to install. After unpackaging the subplatter, it was clear that I hold a highly precise machined product in my hands. The installation was very easy because the detailed manual tells all how to do - it was something fascinating to watch the subplatter when it moves slowly down into the center of the bearing housing. The RP6 was ready for the listening tests now. I could not believe it, the RP6 now seems to reproduce the bass deeper and cleaner, I recognize more details and ambience. The 'Groovetracer' subplatter runs smoother than the original Rega one, also there is nearly no tumbling of the main platter when I compare it with the original subplatter, this shows how exact the 'Groovetracer' RP6 subplatter is produced. This product is a 'must' for all RP6 users. It looks great too and you are getting a lot more sound quality. Do not hesitate and order it.
Michael Kiefer, Germany, December 2012, RP6 reference subplatter.

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Hello Frank, I just installed your subplatter. All I can say is... Oh my God! It’s worth every penny. It's like I'm listening to a higher end turntable… background became quiet, music has deeper bass and sweet highs...excellent upgrade! Thanks and Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Timmy Macalalag, USA, December 2012, Standard subplatter. P25.

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Wow Frank!  What a huge difference the refererence subplatter made!  Very nice, may put off buying the 24v motor upgrade for a long while.  This sounds great now!
Brent Ferguson, USA, January 2013, Reference subpatter. Planar 3.

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Got the Reference subplatter installed in my RP3 today, and sweet googly-moogly this thing is amazing. It has really snapped everything into a finer focus, wither noise placed much further back, truly an excellent upgrade. Thank you very much for the excellent product. I'm looking forward to many great years of vinyl playback with my upgraded turntable.

Trey Smith, USA, January 2013, Reference subplatter. RP3.

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I just wanted to let you know how pleased I am with your subplatter. I expected a bit of improvement for my RP1 but the sub platter brings it to a whole new level!  Background noise is reduced. Bass is tighter and more well defined. The improvements are not subtle!

Joe Borzetta, USA, January 2013, Deluxe subplatter. RP1.

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Hi Frank, Just letting you know everything arrived safe and sound today. Spinning some disks as we speak and oh my god what a difference these mods have made! Almost cannot believe it although I have read countless good things about your products I never thought the difference would be so profound!!! Anyway just want to say thanks for providing Rega owners an upgrade path that is an alternative to buying another turntable....Cheers!

Doug Johansson, Australia, January 2013, Reference subplatter, Delrin platter. P5.

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Just got it through customs and installed.  Sounds fantastic!  My RP6 sounds better than an RP8 to my ears now. Many thanks for a great product!

Paul Croker, UK, February 2013, RP6 Reference subplatter.

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I received and installed the subplatter and platter yesterday, and have to say that they've made a huge difference to the turntable. I'm really impressed!

Richard Harvey Ph.D., March 2013, UK, Reference subplatter & acrylic platter. RP1.

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I just received my reference subplatter, what a beautiful piece of kit. Thanks for your excellent service!

Rod Cornelius, USA, April 2013, Reference subplatter. P3/24.

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I received the subplatter. Thank you very much. I am doing some critical listening now. Your products are EXTREMELY well made and instructions and provided tools are EXCELLENT.

Mike Lewis, USA, April 2013, Reference subplatter. RP1.

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I installed the reference subplatter today, pretty amazing improvement. I wish I had done this year’s ago! The noise floor just vanished and the deck sounds amazing now. Nice work...and thank you for making this product available at a fair price. I'm hoping I can pick up a delrin platter in the next few months. I'll be in touch!

Eric Bullock, USA, April 2013, Reference subplatter. RP3.

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I just received my standard subplatter and it is an amazing upgrade! Lower noise floor by miles and more detail and bass. I think you run your business in an exceptionally consumer friendly manner.

Joe Gutowski, USA, May 2013, Standard subplatter. RP1.

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WOW!  I just installed my Reference subplatter.  What a difference with both the Derlin platter and subplatter.  I know I bought the entry level RP1, but was really disappointed with the quality of some of the components.  I am glad I got one now simply because of the upgrades your company provides.  I think I would be hard pressed to find components of this quality and precision from any other manufacturer. I just upped the level of turntable I had by threefold.  Bravo! Top notch!   

Jason S, USA, June 2013, Reference subplatter, Delrin platter, RP1.

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I am not one that believes in most of the audiophile gimmicks out there, but this subplatter takes the RP6 to a completely different level.

Pete A, USA, July 2013, RP6 Reference subplatter.

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Of all the things I’ve bought from you over the years this one really hit me on the head. I can’t believe the difference this subplatter made. As soon as I dropped the needle I could tell that the noise floor dropped. The music leaps out of the speakers, which I already had thought was one of the major improvements in the RP6, but this really improved it even more. Particularly vocals pop from the mix more now. The other part that really grabbed me, and I didn't expect, is that the bass response seems tighter, more detailed and more dynamic now. Finally the pitch stability is moving closer to the RP8. So for just a little more money the RP6 can really increase in performance. 

Kevin C, USA, August 2013, RP6 Reference subplatter.

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I am finally back in Norway and have mounted the parts one by one to hear the effects on the sound. It is just amazing. I now have a new record player. This is the best investment in upgrade vs sound quality I have ever done. Thanks for advising me in going for the top models. I would have regretted not doing so after hearing the improvements achieved.

Geir E. S, Norway, August 2013, Reference subplatter, Delrin platter, Counterweight, P5.

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I just received and installed the reference subplatter and counterweight. WOW, what a difference in sound and performance. There's more music coming from the grooves now. The soundstage is wider with a lower noise floor. All the audiophile jargon applies when listening. All I can say is it's a pleasure to be spinning records again, and if you're a Rega owner, by all means get these upgrades now. Installation was a breeze. Highly recommended!

Dave D, USA, August 2013, Reference subplatter, counterweight, P25.

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The subplatter arrived today and in no time at all, through good instruction, was put in its rightful place. Big difference!   Many thanks for your prompt, professional service. I concur with everyone's positive sentiments regarding the quality of this product. This should be standard on all RP6's! I look forward to future dealings with you.

George D, Australia, September 2013, RP6 Reference subplatter.

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Thanks for arranging for my son to pick up the RP6 sub platter. When I got home, I listened to a few of my favourite records before installing it. After installation I listened to those same records and was very impressed with the improvements in soundstage, imaging, bass response, etc.  It was like a veil being lifted from the music.
My system is RP6/Exact, Moon 310 preamp, Moon 250i amp, and Harbeth C7 speakers.
Graham J, Canada, September 2013, RP6 Reference subplatter.

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 Well, it's been about a year or so since I upgraded my Rega P25 and I just wanted to drop you a line about my impressions of the upgrades.  I purchased the reference sub platter, the delrin platter and the counterweight.  I just sat down and put on an old Art Garfunkel album I hadn't listened to in years and after a few seconds I felt myself getting a silly grin of satisfaction saying to myself, this is how music should sound. The imaging is rock solid, the bass is fuller, and the sound comes out of an extremely quiet background.  After I did your upgrades I added a record weight and the rega TT-PSU.  That added another level of definition and openness but the biggest truth is that it does all start at the front end, and with the Groovetracer upgrades added to my Rega, my upgrade path was much more enjoyable and musical. Thanks again for making such great products.

Carl Ricca, USA, August 2012, Reference subplatter, Delrin platter, Counterweight, P25. (Originally purchased August 2012)

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I shouldn't be surprised. I read all the positive stuff on vinyl engine and on the website but I'm still stunned. First of all, as others have said, pictures don't do it justice...your craftsmanship is stellar. Monday, seated it, got involved in some family stuff to the extent that I knew I wouldn't be able to listen to anything until Tuesday. Damn thing looked so good seated I didn't want to even put the platter on. Soundwise, I wish I could come up with something new. Your and the forum's descriptions of the sonic improvements are right on target. I will say this: the price is a bargain.  $500 would be more than reasonable and if Rega had your subplatter (and spindle!) as stock, the RP6 could be priced around $2,500 and well worth it.

James B, USA, September 2013, RP6 Reference subplatter.

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Just to let you know that the reference subplatter and delrin platter arrived. I installed them today and they have really given my P2 a new lease on life. Thank you!

David R, Australia, October 2013, Reference subplatter, Delrin platter, P2.

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Hi Frank,   Just wanna say thanks for the subplatter.   It is everything they say and more...bravo!!!    

Ed W.-USA-November 2013-RP6 reference subplatter.

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Wanted to close the loop on this and let you know the subplatter arrived on Monday and I'm very happy with it,  outstanding packaging.  First impressions were that you give great attention to detail and quality and this has carried through to several very enjoyable listening sessions!

I have to say I was skeptical that this one component would produce the level of change I'm hearing, but the good reviews you are getting on the audio forums are spot on.  Instruments are much more focused and detailed.  The soundstage is more balanced and the overall musical presentation has a tangible bounce that it did not have with the stock subplatter.  Records that seemed to be just a bit off with the stock subplatter are cohesive and foot-tappingly engaging with your subplatter.

Well done, and thank you for making this available!

Mike C.-USA-November 2013-Reference subplatter-P5

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I installed the RP6 Subplatter today and the improvement is obvious. I echo the comments of others that the soundstage is larger, the backgrounds are quieter and the music seems more integrated and “whole”. Instead of jumping from track to track and LP to LP during the first listening session, I listened to the entire side of every LP I played. That is the highest recommendation I can give any upgrade, I was drawn into the music instead of just clinically analyzing the change. Thanks again, I’m glad I found your site and tried your subplatter. If you have a Rega turntable, the Groovetracer subplatter is a no-brainer, an essential upgrade.

Chris O.-USA-November 2013-RP6 reference subplatter.

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My box arrived and I installed it last night...so simple to do. It is an absolutely incredible change in sound. I'd call it clean, crispy and well defined bottom end. This has taken my analogue front end to a new level. Thanks again. I'd highly recommend this to anyone.

Wayne W.-Canada-December 2013-Reference subplatter-P3/24

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It's been 4 months since I installed the Delrin platter on my P25 and the music flows endlessly.  Gone is the static cling from the felt mat and flipping records on the fly is a breeze. I highly recommend the platter if one is already using the Reference Subplatter and counterweight. These upgrades have taken the P25 several levels above the stock form making listening a pleasure plus giving the appearance of a world class table.

Dave D.-USA-Jan 2014-Delrin platter-P25.

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My subplatter arrived yesterday and is spinning happily as we speak. It is an amazing upgrade to my P25. My wife even remarked on how good it sounds! Thanks for the speedy delivery, obvious care in packaging, and attention to detail.

Steve M.-Canada-January 2014-Reference subplatter-P25.

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My reference subplatter arrived yesterday and I installed it last night on my RP1. I’ve only had time to listen to a couple of records but that was enough to impress me. I can't wait to hear more. Great upgrade, count me in the legion of Groovetracer believers.

Greg C.-USA-February 2014-Reference subplatter-RP1

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Just wanted to say your counterweight is a HUGE improvement over the Michell Technoweight. My RP6 with your reference sub, delrin platter, and counterweight now sounds like a $5000 turntable. Your products are absolutely amazing!!! Thanks!!!!!

Pete A.-USA-February 2014-Counterweight, Delrin platter, Reference subplatter-RP6.

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The RP6 sub platter arrived safe and sound. Really easy to fit, stunning machining quality , and the improvement is just awesome. You should be rightly proud of this upgrade, and I would recommend it to any Rega RP6 owner before even thinking about another turntable. It is simply that good.

Keith M.-U.K.-March 2014-RP6 Reference subplatter

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Installation was easy and straightforward, beautifully crafted and machined....Artwork.

Acoustic revelation immediate, especially harmonics, and depth of field.

An A-B blind comparison between my Basis/Graham TT and the Rega RP40 *GT was surprising in this respect.... The kids and grandkids ( young ears ) picked the 40 *GT, and the older folks were split. The vinyl sources were Umbrella's direct to disc Rob McConnell-Boss Brass and Rough Trade LP's, Sheffield Lab's Michael Ruff's "Speaking in Melodies" LP, and Capitol's Beck "Morning Phase" LP (gorgeous musicality).  Your GT products are well and truly done.

Gerald B. USA April 2014-Reference subplatter, delrin platter, counterweight,RP40.

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First off, when receiving my subplatter reference and Delrin platter, I can only be wowed by the look and beauty of these products. This is a quality piece of equipment/art work, thanks for that. Sound and precision is the next wow thing about these 2 items as well. Very happy I am.

Erick N.Canada April 2014-Reference subplatter and Delrin platter,RP1.

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I just have to say that this sub-platter is AWESOME.  It really is the making of this turntable.  The REGA subplatter is kind of a joke when you look at them side-by-side and seems really under whelming next to the Groovetracer.

Joseph A. USA April 2014, RP6 Reference subplatter.

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Just to say I have been listening to my new subplatter for 3 days now, as I slowly work my way through my record collection. I am very pleased and very happy. Many thanks for such a quality product.

Jullian V. U.K -May 2014- Reference subplatter, P3.

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Received my Subplatter and record weight yesterday. Safe and sound.

Installed the Subplatter on my RP3 today without a problem and am now sitting back listening to Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here" .... Very happy with my decision to go with your products.

Already pondering the Acrylic Platter and counter weight combo now?

Jeff S. Canada -June 2014- Reference subplatter, RP3.

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I have the TT up and running. It is beyond my wildest dreams. I didn't understand the reduction in noise you were going on about, but now I do. Between tracks there is an absence of pops, clicks and hiss I would hear on my Pioneer PL-12D. There is nothing, I mean nada, zip zilch. Soft passages are utterly quiet and still as the solo notes breathe from the soundboard of Evan's piano and decay in the studio's air, truly a wonderful music experience.

The drum intro to 'The Boy in the Bubble' from Paul Simon's Graceland did it for me. It just grabbed me and shook me and said listen... now!

The bass reproduction is incredible and what I believe is the foundation for the music coming from my speakers. I mean, the bass has such a grip on the system that the higher frequencies just emanate easily from the drivers. Also the bass has a tonal quality and character that that the 'noise' veiled previously and obviously has an effect on the higher registers as well. The whole of what the engineers laid down in those grooves is revealed in Toto.

Anyway, I am very pleased and elated with the way this project came together. The end result just has me listening to music, which

is what I wanted. This whole project is the sum of all the parts and

really it began with you answering my call about the main bearing. I thank you for listening to what I wasn't asking but meant to ask with my questions.

Jim B. USA –July 2014- Inverted bearing assembly, custom Rega turntable.

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I received the subplatter today. The set-up was super easy, the background is nearly silent, and the music sounds much sharper and clearer, just as advertised. Thanks so much!

I'll be in touch later this year about buying a Delrin platter from you.

Jason L. USA –July 2014- Reference subplatter, RP3.

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I received the Reference Subplatter and 130gm Counterweight and installed them over the weekend - wow - it's like I have a new turntable!!!  I couldn't be happier, and wanted to let you know and to thank you for crafting such great products.

I'd like to go further and order your beauteous stainless steel record weight. Thanks again!

John S. USA –July 2014- Reference subplatter and counterweight, RP1.

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I installed the subplatter today and am truly enjoying the new listening experience. It is certainly everything I have read about it.  Thanks for such a wonderful product.

Keith P. USA –July 2014- Reference subplatter, P5.

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I just wanted to thank you again for a great product.  I just installed it and your instructions were spot on.  The unit itself is a work of art (I know you have heard it before).

Everything people have commented on is true from the first record - lower noise floor, more detail, greater stability, etc.

Jeff C. USA –July 2014- RP6 Reference subplatter.

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I received and installed the products yesterday.  I was expecting improvement but I did not anticipate this level of improvement.  Both my wife (who has much better critical listening abilities than I) and I were caught off guard with the enhancement to the clarity of the midrange (we could actually hear Burton Cummins of The Guess Who slobber between quick phrases) and the level of bass improvement.  Thank you for being professional, prompt, and over-delivering.  In my career that is a baseline expectation, but I have learned during this less than enjoyable process of putting together a sound system that these characteristics appear to be a rarity in the audio business.

Brian D. USA –August 2014- Reference subplatter, Delrin platter, Record weight, RP3.

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Platter finally arrived yesterday. Must say it was worth the wait. What workmanship! Loving it. It makes the TT look and sound great. I will recommend you and your products to my friends.

Jackson N. U.K –August 2014- Acrylic platter, Planar 3.

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About 2 weeks ago I ordered your reference subplatter. I just installed it this afternoon and HOLY MACKERAL!! The difference in depth is astounding. The mid to highs are much more transparent. The noise floor of the table all but dropped out of existence. I couldn't be happier with this upgrade, blown away with the improvement.

Dave D. USA –September 2014- Reference subplatter, Planar 3.

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Hi Frank,  Subplatter and platter installed! Couldn't have been easier. Two beautiful pieces, that really transformed the the quality, sound and look of my rp6.

Doug W, USA.-October 2014- Reference subplatter, Delrin platter- RP6

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Hi Frank, Would like to give you a testimonial because your fine work deserves it. "I invested in a Rega RP-3 just about a year ago. I had never owned a record player before so I wanted to se what the all the "analogue heaven"was about. Hearing and reading that this still was the best way to replay music. It was clear to me pretty fast that there was something about all the hype.

So to get more out off my Rega turntable I changed my pickup, the belt, felt mat and the riia all for the better. But had I known how much the reference subplater changed the detail and space reproduction from my RP-3 I would properly have started there!

This is a must have for every RP-3 owner, It will boost performance in a big way!"

Rune K. Denmark-Nov. 2014-Reference subplatter-RP3

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I want to thank you so much for both the quality of your packing and the quality of your products. So good was your machining tolerances that when the platter was spinning with the record weight mounted, it was hard to tell if it was in motion.

For anyone you wish to share my comments with, the replacement parts turn the player into a contender to what I feel puts the table into a range of a minimum of twice the price level to three times the original purchase value. I say this since the value of the replacement parts are far below what a retail purchaser would pay for. The synergy of the parts working together is what makes it more than the sum of the parts.

Take for example the record weight. It is a simple concentrated mass easy to remove when the platter is in motion so you can remove the record without having to restart the motor. Handy eh! Even with the added inertia, the motor has no trouble starting I think due to the concentrated mass at the outer edge of the Delrin platter. Just brilliant!

This platter is something else, perfectly machined edge with the heft of quality. It controls record resonance in combination with the clamp so well that it makes records CD quiet.

I will try to describe the listening experience. I run a Simaudio phono stage to a Krell preamp which drives a Threshold amp to Magnepan speakers. I enjoy choral music as well as jazz and rock.

Frequency response: Sounds even from top to bottom.

Soundstage illusion: Can increase perceived depth and width.

Dynamics: With a greatly decreased noise floor, the volume can be increased to the effect of increasing the soundstage size and impact with easier access to extreme quiet to very loud parts of the music.

Finally, emotional response: If you were lucky enough to own a recording of performers you have heard live, the playing of that recording can trigger something in your memories about how good the recorded performance was. The experience will transcend all the high end audio yak and you will reach an emotional moment that a good performance in the privacy of your own home and head space can achieve.

I'd like to thank Groovetracer for making it possible to show that analog playback is rewarding enough for them to care about us average music lovers and our REGA players.

Joel C, Canada-November 2014-Reference sub, Delrin platter, Record weight-RP6

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Received my parcel on Monday, professionally packaged and superbly

presented. Absolutely world class quality products, and it makes such a

difference to the sound. So easy to install and looks fantastic. As you may

have guessed, I am so happy I invested in your products, they are a credit to your company. I am from England and I have owned Rega turntables for over 25 years, and your products are the best upgrades that I have ever owned, period.

John H., Canada-December 2014-Ref.Sub,Delrin platter-RP40

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Your products are amazing!!!!  What a drastic improvement in sound, I

wasn’t expecting it to be this noticeable.  Thank you!

David J., USA-Dec. 2014-Reference Sub,Acrylic platter-Planar 3

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I thought I should drop you a line and let you know my impressions of the Groovetracer counterweight. Initially I bought the weight to get over the issue of my turntable lid not being able to be closed as I am using 2 x 2mm shims under the tonearm to achieve suitable VTA with my chosen cartridge.

I was expecting some increase in performance but the increase in

performance isn't slight, it's night and day. Imaging is better, frequency extremes both high and low are fuller and better controlled and the background is now near silent. I'm blown away.

The product looks a million dollars and your service is in the same league. I have no qualms with recommending your company and products to anyone who might be interested. Thank you again for your stellar service.

Tony M., UK-January 2015-Counterweight-RP8

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I LITERALLY just installed the stuff.  First of all, the products are BEAUTIFUL.  What an aesthetic improvement…but even those pale in comparison to the sonic benefits!  It is a completely transformative upgrade.  Thank you SO much, Frank!  I will very happily refer as many customers to you as I possibly can. The workmanship is just exquisite!  You are a wizard, Frank.  THANKS AGAIN!

Michael Howe-Vice President, A&R, Warner Bros.Records USA-January 2015-

Reference sub, Delrin platter, counterweight, record weight-RP3

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I just wanted to let you know I received all of my orders. The turn around time was simply awesome. I've installed the counterweight and the sonic improvements are not subtle!

I received the Cowboy Junkies Trinity Sessions over the holidays and when I put it on it was amazing! The counterweight lowered the noise floor, tightened the bass and widened the soundstage. It's a great upgrade in and of itself. I have not installed the sub platter and Delrin platter as of yet as work gets in the way. However I will

send you comments after I do, I can't wait! Thank you for making simply beautiful designed and engineered components for our Rega TT's!

Joe B., USA-January 2015-Counterweight-RP1

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Arrived Friday. Well packaged as usual. I had some reservations about ordering this because there doesn't seem to be a lot of consensus out there about the effect of record weights. I have to say that I'm now firmly in the "for" camp. A significant improvement overall and no regrets. It's also beautifully made as are all of your products.

Robin I., Canada-January 2015-Record weight-Planar 2

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Thank you for the great products! I got the subplatter and delrin platter last week. They are beautifully produced, like a Swiss watch and are a huge improvement in the overall sound quality. The music is tighter, the individual instruments more clear and the bass is much better defined. Thank you for the great work that you are doing!

Thomas L., Sweden-February 2015-Reference sub., Delrin platter-P5

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