16 January 2013 | New products
We’ve just taken delivery of the new Rega RP8 Turntable – the first of their new “skeletal” designs. A stunning looking, and sounding, replacement for the well regarded P9.
The RP8 takes Rega’s design philosophy further than ever before. A radical new plinth using custom designed materials, a new tonearm bearing assembly, 24v low volt-age motor controlled by a hand tuned electronic power supply and a custom version of the Planar 9 engineered hub bearing assembly. These are just some of the features of this amazing new turntable designed to extract more music from your vinyl than ever before.
The tonearm, RB808, is brim full of new features; pushing the boundaries of tonearm design. You’ll find improved bearings and a tightened spindle fit tolerance over previous models (each bearing is individually selected to find the perfect match for the chosen spindle). This is a proven method of increasing the amount of detail retrieved from the record surface.
A super lightweight plinth combined with a double brace mounted specifically where the increased rigidity is required (between the tonearm mounting and the main hub bearing) forms a structurally sound “stressed beam” assembly. This design prevents energy absorption and unwanted resonances which will add un-natural distortions to the music. The RP8 takes double brace technology to the next level.
All this adds up to very special turntable, indeed!
The RP8 can come with Rega’s MC Apheta cartridge factory fitted for £2,198, or simply the turntable at £1,598.
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Rega RP8 Product Information