Rega has pioneered the use of lightweight rigid plinths. 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.
What Hi-Fi? Product of the year 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
RB330 precision tonearm
Rega Elys 2 MM cartridge
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)
High gloss plinth with three colour options
Advanced EBLT drive belt fitted as standard from March 2021
Hand assembled precision RB330 tonearm
24 V low noise motor
12 mm glass polished edge
RCA / Phono
Mini DIN for connection to Neo PSU (optional upgrade)
Dimensions (lid closed) (W x H x D)
447 x 117 x 360 mm