Moving like a butterfly and stinging like a bee, Rega announces its latest entry to the affordable side of the audiophile turntable market. The Planar 1 is part of the combination punch landed with the Planar 2 and 3 this summer. Redesigned over a two year period, the Planar 1 is entirely new. Featuring a glossy acrylic plinth in black or white, it's a real stunner. A newly redesigned phenolic platter ups the ante on performance, while the new tonearm improves on its iconic design and ease of use. A new 24V motor, main bearing, and isolation feet round out the package. Rega has never offered a better package for less than $500, and the Planar 1 is sure to dominate the field!
Performance beyond price
Every single aspect of the Planar 1 has been meticulously designed to improve performance. For the first time the Planar 1 is now running a 24v, low noise, synchronous motor to reduce vibration transfer combined with our brand new RB110 tonearm fitted with Rega's bespoke zero play bearings. Only sharing the drive belt, sub platter and dust cover from the outgoing RP1, this is truly a new turntable for 2016.
If you are looking to get back into vinyl and want serious performance that will last you a lifetime, then look no further.
Available late September 2016.
new RB110 tonearm with zero tolerance bearings, stiffer vertical bearing housing, redesigned plinth mount, new armwand and headshell
easy to use plug-n-play tracking force and auto-bias
new high-mass phenolic flywheel-type platter
high-gloss acrylic finish in black or white
redesigned main bearing housing
quiet 24VDC motor
redesigned feet for improved vibration control
includes the Carbon MM cartridge
upgradeable with Performance Pack Kit