Rega Planar 3 Turntable

$1,899.00 inc GST


The Rega team have worked tirelessly to create the Rega Planar 3 Turntable.

Their hard work improved every aspect of this turntable offering improved ergonomics, usability and first and foremost, sonic performance. The new ‘Planar 3’ is truly a new turntable carrying over just two components from the previous model.

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11/04/2021

Analog Heaven

One of my favorite things about vinyl is that every time I try a new piece of gear it really gives me a good jump up in performance. I'm always surprised at how much potential vinyl has. After initially being totally disappointed I'm now hearing my records challenge CDs through high end DACs. The Rega Planner 3 was another very exciting upgrade. My vintage Akai is great but the P3 is truly head and shoulders above. Tone, clarity, rhythm and more importantly balance. It has such a relaxed and neutral sound. It brings out all the best parts of vinyl while keeping noise and unwanted clicks and pops at bay. It really is as detailed and clean as a CD but without the ringing high end glare. Depth and space is fantastic, the music is ultra realistic with some old 1960s jazz LPs sounding like the band was playing live in my lounge. Pretty much every record I played was great, impressed continually as just how vivid and clear a sound the P3 produces. Never once did I hear an ounce of wow, flutter, rumble or distortion. This finish is beautiful, the glass plates stylish and functional. All and all a simply and very high quality table for the price. This unit has the yellow Exact cartridge and the tonearm looks likes it would take most other cartridge without hassle. I highly doubt anyone would be disappointed in this table for the money. If you're into vinyl and haven't tried a Rega you may well be missing out, I highly recommend giving the P3 and a quality phonostage a demo. Enjoy.

B
Brook
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Description

Rega Planar 3 Turntable

Rega has pioneered the use of lightweight rigid plinths in the Rega Planar 3 Turntable.

Clever use of lightweight particulate core with a highly rigid phenolic resin skin became the foundations of the high level of performance achieved by the now iconic original Planar range.

The new Planar 3 takes this design philosophy to the next level. A lightweight acrylic laminated plinth strengthened using a new improved double brace system mounted specifically where the increased rigidity is required (between the tonearm mounting and the main hub bearing) which forms a structurally sound “stressed beam” assembly.

This rigid plinth design prevents energy absorption and unwanted resonance, which will add unnatural distortions to the music. 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.

 

 

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Review

Rega has used its engineering skill, years of experience and enormous amounts of care to squeeze a huge amount of performance out of the Planar 3 – performance that very little under £1,000 can rival.” – AV FORUMS – ED SELLEY

 

Features

  • What Hi-Fi? Product of the year 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • RB330 precision tonearm
  • Rega Elys 2 MM cartridge factory fitted (optional)
  • Rega Exact MM cartridge factory fitted (optional)
  • Double brace technology
  • 24 V low noise, low vibration motor
  • 12 mm float glass opti-white polished platter
  • Supplied with clear dust cover as standard.
  • Compatible with Rega Neo turntable power supply (sold separately)
  • Three high gloss plinth options and light oak effect (New for 2024)
  • Advanced EBLT drive belt fitted as standard from March 2021
  • Lifetime warranty against manufacture defects
RB330

The RB330 tonearm was designed using the latest 3D CAD & CAM technology, and 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.

PLINTH

High gloss acrylic, laminated plinth, stiffer and vastly improved appearance, ergonomically positioned power switch. Available in three stunning high gloss finishes, black, white and red.

DOUBLE BRACE TECHNOLOGY

Improved thicker 3 mm 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.

ISOLATION

New improved foot to increase stability and reduce vibration transfer in the Rega Planar 3 Turntable.

24 V MOTOR

Improved new motor control PCB with integration for the addition of Neo PSU for electronic speed change and improved advanced anti-vibration circuit (sold separately).

DUST COVER

Supplied as standard / optional lid – plinth protectors – supplied to prevent marks on the plinth and keep it looking its best.

SIMPLE SET-UP

Easy to use multi-lingual quick start guide for easy set up of your Rega Planar 3 Turntable.

SUB PLATTER

Re-designed sub platter, improved accuracy and improved stiffness.

PLATTER

New float glass ‘Optiwhite’ polished edge 12 mm – Improved accuracy in manufacture and stunning looks.

 

Specifications

  • Tonearm – Hand assembled precision RB330 tonearm
  • Motor – 24 V low noise motor
  • Platter – 12 mm glass polished edge
  • Connectivity – RCA / Phono
  • Power (additional) – Mini DIN ​for connection to Neo PSU (optional upgrade)
  • Dimensions (lid closed) (W x H x D) – 447 x 117 x 360 mm
  • Weight – 6.0 kg

Additional information

Weight 6 kg
Dimensions 36 × 44.7 × 11.7 cm
Brand

Rega

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