The Rega Planar 3 was the turntable that Rega built their reputation and their company on. In its current RP3 incarnation, it has scooped 5 What Hi Fi? Awards and numerous other accolades, so replacing it was never going to be an easy task. It has taken over 2 years to develop the new Planar 3 and this is possibly the biggest re-design yet of this iconic piece of Hi Fi.
RB330 tonearm – Designed using the latest 3D CAD & CAM technology, the new RB330 is the culmination of more than 35 years of tonearm design experience. Featuring a brand new bearing housing, and their latest tonearm tube designed using intelligent redistribution of mass, ensures this arm will exhibit fewer points of possible resonance. Extreme stability with almost friction free movement from the new high precision bearing assemblies guarantees gathering more information from your vinyl than ever before.
- Featuring a new bias assembly, re-designed stiffer vertical bearing housing, integrated
arm clip and an improved spring housing with easier to read numbers.
- Rega made, new low capacitance phono cable with Neutrik plugs,
- Improved lower friction, precision horizontal and vertical bearings
- New design 100g mild steel balance weight.
Plinth – High gloss acrylic, laminated plinth, stiffer and vastly improved appearance, ergonomically positioned power switch.Two plinth finishes at launch: gloss black & gloss white
Double braces – Improved thicker 3mm phenolic bottom brace and new metalised skin phenolic top brace.
Bearing housing – Re-designed brass main hub central bearing, improved fit and construction reduces stress on the bearing itself.
Sub platter – Re-designed sub platter, improved accuracy and improved stiffness.
Platter – New float glass ‘Optiwhite’ polished rim 12mm – Improved accuracy in manufacture and stunning looks.
Re-designed foot – New improved foot to increase stability and reduce vibration transfer.
24V motor – Improved new motor control PCB with integration for the addition of TT-PSU for electronic speed change and improved advanced anti-vibration circuit (sold separately).
Motor cover tray with integrated coolin
Rega Planar 3 Availability
The Rega Planar 3 will be available at the end of March and will cost £550. You can buy it with a Rega Elys2 cartridge fitted at a special package price of £625. Please place your order with your nearest branch of Rayleigh Hi Fi early to avoid the inevitable queue, as demand will be high. We would be happy to discuss trade in options if you are replacing an older Rega Turntable.