the turntable - glass platter
The sound of this turntable is dynamic, straightforward and honest, with a very good balance of the entire range. The main star of this turntable is, in fact, a tone arm. Rega’s tone arms have traditionally offered perhaps the best performance and price-performance ratio.The RB220 tonearm incorporates new ultra low friction, Rega-designed, bespoke, zero play ball-bearings, housed within a new stiffer and lightweight bearing housing.
Each tonearm is meticulously hand assembled using custom Rega made tools and torque settings to guarantee optimum performance. This level of care ensures perfect tracking and maximises the amount of information the cartridge can extract from the record surface. Rega Carbon cartridge with its carbon cantilever goes deep into the record groove to extract all those musical nuances whilst minimising record wear.
There is also an upgraded platter with a new floating glass ‘Optiwhite’ design.The Rega delivers the bass line with punch.The Rega is big-sounding enough for lush electronic soundscapes laced with synth chords to sound bold and atmospheric too. It gets into a Saturday night feeling with pop melodies, and uptempo drums are energetic and punctual in the mix.The ability to tie all the musical strands together and paint them on a precise and spacious canvas seems to come easy to the Rega, and in that aspect its delivery just works.The Planar 2 is a high-performing deck at a competitive price.