The Rega Hootenanny went off without a hitch! The new RP8 is fantastic, as if I had any doubt. I think it should be called RP Great! A completely new direction in turntable design. Paul Darwin gave a great presentation and explained the design benefits and differences compared to the Regas we’ve seen in the past. The RP8 is a direct descendent of the “cost no object” table Roy Gandy was working on a few years ago when I visited the factory. The skeletal plinth and bracing are just a couple things I saw that are now showing up on the newer RP series of tables. Rega don’t design products to just “look cool”, there is always a reason behind it.