28 July 2016 | New products
It was, in hindsight, predictable. First in 2016 we had Planar 3, followed last month by Planar 2 and now, Rega Research complete their comprehensive range of accessible turntables with the remarkable Planar 1, replacing the massively popular RP1.
It may be their entry-level deck by name but don’t be misled, this is a turntable that packs a real punch. Mirroring the glossy new aesthetics of it’s older siblings, 2 & 3, Planar 1 boasts it’s very own catalogue of upgraded features:
Brand new RB110 tonearm built with the new Rega designed bespoke zero play bearings with ultra-low friction performance (Patent Pending).
New bias assembly and integrated arm clip. Includes automatic bias adjustment – so 100% ‘plug & play’.
New ergonomically re-designed and stiffer headshell for improved usability and appearance.
The first entry level Rega turntable to use a 24v synchronous AC motor with a new motor PCB and aluminium pulley, offering low noise and better speed stability.
Brand new thermoset gloss laminated plinth with vastly improved appearance and new ergonomically positioned on/off switch located on the underside. Plinth finishes available – gloss black and gloss white.
Central Bearing housing
Re-designed brass main bearing, offering improved fit and reducing stress on the bearing itself whilst minimising the transfer of potential energy. (Patent pending)
Brand new 23mm higher mass phenolic platter with improved flywheel effect for improved speed stability.
New improved feet to increase stability and reduce vibration transfer.
Motor cover tray
New motor cover tray with integrated cooling.
New 111g ‘plug and play’ balance weight.
Rega Carbon cartridge supplied fitted as standard.
£250 of pure plug & play pleasure.