Replacing the multi award winning What Hi-Fi? Product of the Year (RP3) was never going to be an easy task. It took Rega’s team of designers two years to develop the all new ‘Planar 3’. The process birthed the biggest re-design of the iconic ‘Three’ model ever seen.
A LIGHTWEIGHT AND RIGID PLINTH
The new Planar 3 takes Rega’s 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) forms a structurally sound “stressed beam” assembly. This rigid plinth design prevents energy absorption and unwanted resonance. Both of which 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.
THE RB330 TONEARM
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 Rega’s 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.
• 33/45rpm belt drive turntable
• 24V low noise/low vibration motor
• Optional motor control PCB (Neo PSU)
• RB330 precision tonearm
• 12 mm float glass polished edge opti-white platter
• Isolated, anti-vibration feet assemblies
• Brass main bearing
• Rega Elys 2 cartridge factory fitted
• Supplied with clear dust cover
• Made in the UK
• Lifetime warranty against manufacturing defects
• Speaks of all that Rega does best