REGA Planar 1 Plus Turntable with Preamp
The Rega Planar 1 PLUS is a brand new plug-and-play turntable that benefits from all of the Planar 1's advantages and adds a brand new built-in phono stage. Where this model still retains the low noise 24v motor, precision hub bearing assembly and handmade RB110 tonearm with factory fitted Carbon cartridge that could be found on its predecessor, the Planar 1 PLUS features a built-in phono stage that will offer the ability to connect this turntable directly to nearly any system with a standard line input via a phono to phono cable that comes supplied, or a phono to 3.5mm lead. With the P1 PLUS, there is absolutely no need to buy a standalone phono stage or amplifier with a built in stage.
We asked ourselves, how do we make the most successful turntable we have ever made sound better, be even easier to use and be more accessible to a wider audience? The answer was simple; our engineers added a custom designed, high quality, moving magnet phono stage based around the multi-award winning What Hi-Fi? 5 Star Fono Mini.
For the Planar 1 Plus, we wanted to optimise this circuit for ultimate performance so we have removed the USB interface and used the money saved to improve what was already a stunning disc stage.
The new built in stage offers the ability to connect the Planar 1 Plus directly to almost any system that has a standard line input via a standard phono to phono cable (supplied) or phono to 3.5mm lead. Simply put, there is no need to purchase a standalone phono stage or use an amplifier with a built in stage. Your Planar 1 Plus will connect directly to any standard Line Level input (such as you would connect a CD player to).
There are obvious audio advantages to housing the phono stage directly beneath the tonearm. The carefully shielded tonearm wire is soldered directly to the stage which prevents any unwanted pick up via the usual external cable between the arm and stage.
The Planar 1 Plus benefits from all of the advantages of its sibling, the Planar 1, such as a low noise 24v motor, precision hub bearing assembly and hand made RB110 tonearm with a factory fitted Rega Carbon cartridge. Set-up remains possible in under 30 seconds making this the easiest to use, and most flexible Rega turntable to date.
Stick on your favourite LP, sit back and enjoy!
50 Hz: 24 V AC 0.142 mA maximum power consumption 3.4 W.
Output Impedance: 1 kΩ
Frequency Response (pre-amplifier only): 14 Hz (-3 dB Point) to 100 kHz (-0.6 dB Point)
RIAA Accuracy (pre-amplifier only): (100 Hz to 20 kHz) ± 0.4 dB typically better than ± 0.25 dB
Pre-amplifier Gain: 40 dB
Pre-amplifier Input Loading: 47 kΩ in parallel with 220 pF
Signal to Noise Ratio: -75 dB A-weighted ref maximum output.
Power Requirements: 50 Hz 24 V AC 0.142 mA 3.4 W – 60 Hz 24 V AC 0.129 mA 3.1 W
Dimensions (lid closed) H 11.7 x W 44.7 x D 36 cm