The new Rega Planar 3 turntable is a completely new product for 2016. The all new Rega Planar 3 is a complete departure from the previous RP3 model, with a number of key new features.
The new Rega RB330 tonearm features new bias assembly, with a redesigned stiffer vertical bearing housing and integrated arm clip. The spring housing has also been improved with easy to read numbers. A new low capacitance RCA cable with Neutrik plugs is also included on the Planar 3.
A new 100g mild steel balance weight is fitted to the Rega RB330, together with improved low friction horizontal and vertical bearings.
The Rega Planar 3 features a high gloss acrylic laminated plinth, with stiffer and vastly improved appearance and an ergonomically positioned power switch and also features an optional lid, or plinth protector to keep the plinth looking at its best.
Other key areas of improvement include a re-design of the brass main central bearing, with an improved fit and construction which reduces stress on the bearing itself. The sub platter has been re-designed to improve accuracy and stiffness. The 12mm thick glass platter features a new float glass ‘Optiwhite’ polished rim and provides stunning looks. Re-designed feet improve stability and reduce vibration transfer.
The motor cover tray has integrated cooling and features a re-designed PCB (Printed Circuit Board) with an improved assembly method. Improvements have been made to the Top Brace with a new phenolic aluminium skin, whilst the Bottom Brace has improved rigidity with an increase in thickness to 3mm.