The Rega Planar 3 turntable is a true masterpiece of audio engineering, taking over two years to develop and improve upon the already award-winning RP3. Designed by Rega's team of experts, led by the legendary Roy Gandy, the Planar 3 is a significant upgrade in every aspect, from performance to ergonomics and usability.
One of the key features of the Planar 3 is its lightweight acrylic laminated plinth, which has been reinforced using a new double brace technology. This design prevents energy absorption and unwanted resonance, which can add unnatural distortions to the music, by providing structural rigidity where it's needed most. The use of braces instead of a complete skin allows for double-thickness phenolic resin in crucial areas while reducing the overall weight of the plinth, thus reducing mass absorption and unwanted energy transmission.
The hand-assembled RB330 tonearm is another highlight of the Planar 3, designed using the latest 3D CAD and CAM technology and the culmination of over 35 years of tonearm design experience. The tonearm features a brand-new bearing housing and a new tonearm tube that has been intelligently balanced for minimum resonance. The high-precision bearing assemblies ensure smooth, stable movement and guarantee to gather more information from your vinyl than ever before.
The Rega Planar 3 turntable also includes a 12mm glass "Optiwhite" polished edge platter, which has been re-designed for improved accuracy and stiffness. The turntable is powered by a 24V low-noise motor, which is controlled by an improved motor control PCB and can be upgraded with the Neo PSU for electronic speed change and an improved anti-vibration circuit. The motor cover tray also has integrated cooling, which helps keep the motor running smoothly.
In terms of connectivity, the Planar 3 has RCA/Phono outputs and a mini-DIN for connection to the optional Neo PSU. The turntable is available in three high gloss finishes (black, white, and red), and comes with a standard dust cover and optional plinth protectors to keep your turntable looking its best. The turntable is also easy to set up, with a multi-lingual quick start guide included.
In conclusion, the Rega Planar 3 turntable is an excellent choice for audiophiles and music lovers who demand high-quality sound from their vinyl collection. Included with this table is its perfect match in the Elys 2 Moving Magnet Cartridge, providing an immersive listening experience that is both accurate and engaging. With its sleek design, robust construction, and outstanding performance, the Rega Planar 3 is a turntable that will deliver many years of musical enjoyment.
- Iconic Planar 3 turntable, completely redesigned with improved performance and ergonomics
- Lightweight acrylic laminated plinth with double brace technology for reduced resonance and energy transmission
- Precision RB330 tonearm with advanced 3D CAD and CAM technology for optimal stability and accuracy
- Improved 24V motor with optional Neo PSU upgrade for electronic speed change
- Includes the highly acclaimed Elys 2 Moving Magnet Cartridge for enhanced sound quality
||Hand-assembled precision RB330 tonearm
||24 V low-noise motor
||12 mm glass polished edge
||RCA / Phono
||Mini DIN for connection to Neo PSU (optional upgrade)
|Dimensions (lid closed) (W x H x D)
||447 x 117 x 360 mm
|Elys 2 MM Cartridge
||6.8 - 7.2 mV
||3 point fixing
||High-spec parallel wound coils