REGA Planar 3 Turntable
New and improved design, ease of use and most importantly sound performance, the Planar Three is a completely new turntable, using just 2 components from the RP3 it replaces.
Cartridge Sold Separately
Recommended pairing with the Rega Exact (Pictured with discontinued Elys II )
Turntable comes supplied with dust cover lid.
To improve on the multi award winning Rega RP3, Rega's design team, under the direction of Roy Gandy, took over two years to engineer and develop the new Planar 3 model. This is the most ambitious re-design of the 'three' series ever.
Now with new and improved design, ease of use and most importantly sound performance, the Planar Three is a completely new turntable, using just 2 components from the RP3 it replaces.
RB330 tonearm - Designed using the latest 3D CAD & CAM technology, the new RB330 is the culmination of more than 35 years of tonearm design experience. Featuring a brand new bearing housing, and our latest tonearm tube designed using intelligent redistribution of mass ensure this arm will exhibit fewer points of possible resonance. Extreme stability with almost friction free movement from the new high precision bearing assemblies guarantees to gather more information from your vinyl than ever before.
- Featuring a new bias assembly, re-designed stiffer vertical bearing housing, integrated
arm clip and an improved spring housing with easier to read numbers.
- Rega made, new low capacitance phono cable with Neutrik plugs,
- Improved lower friction, precision horizontal and vertical bearings
- New design 100g mild steel balance weight.
Plinth - High gloss acrylic, laminated plinth, stiffer and vastly improved appearance, ergonomically positioned power switch.Two plinth finishes at launch: gloss black & gloss white
Double braces - Improved thicker 3mm phenolic bottom brace and new metalised skin phenolic top brace.
Bearing housing – Re-designed brass main hub central bearing, improved fit and construction reducing stress on the bearing itself.
Sub platter - Re-designed sub platter, improved accuracy and improved stiffness.
Platter - New float glass ‘Optiwhite’ polished rim 12mm – Improved accuracy in manufacture and stunning looks.
Re-designed foot - New improved foot to increase stability and reduce vibration transfer.
24V motor - Improved new motor control PCB with integration for the addition of TT-PSU for electronic speed change and improved advanced anti-vibration circuit (sold separately).
Motor cover tray with integrated cooling.
DB Technology (Double Brace Technology)
"Mass absorbs energy - lost energy equals lost music!"
Being the pioneers of light rigid bases, (plinths) Rega uses a lightweight core with a super rigid resin outer layer that significantly adds to the structural integrity of the turntable. This design ensures a great sonic performance using a very low profile base.
Using a very clever design, the plinth is strengthened by the use of a new and improved double bracing setup. The brace is placed exactly where the structre of the plinth need to be reinforced, between the tonearm and the main bearing. This forms an extremely rigid plinth structure, increasing the sonic performance by removing the vast majority of resonance and vibration that would otherwise be lost rather than being transfered to the styli.
Equally, heavier mass can transfer more unwanted energy, such as motor or bearing noise directly into the rotating record. The use of braces instead of the complete skin allows double thickness phenolic resin in these key areas while providing further weight reduction to the plinth which directly addresses the issue of mass absorption and unwanted energy transmission.
Hand assembled RB330 tonearm.
24v low noise motor / 12mm float glass platter.
Lightweight double braced plinth.
Precision main bearing.
Compatible with the TT-PSU electronic speed change and power supply box (optional).
- Dimensions (lid closed) H 11.7 x W 44.7 x D 36 cm
- Weight 6kg