The current Rega Planar 1 is the most successful turntable that Rega has ever made....and they've been making turntables since 1973 in the UK.They have won more awards than any other turntable manufacturer in history for their accuracy in reproducing music.The Planar 1's thermoset, gloss laminate finish in black or white add a definitive touch of class. The 24v, low noise, synchronous motor and synthetic polymer platter (increasing the flywheel effect) both decrease resonance and reduce noise interference, improving the sonic qualities of the table.
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.Plug and play counterweight setup ensures that this deck is set up in seconds.The atmospheric sound of a Rega playing vinyl brings the music to life.
This Rega has body in its sound and a real analogue warmth.The combination of energy and solidity resonates superbly. The combination of accuracy and a skill for knitting together the different strands is displayed with expertise by the Planar 1. Few turntables in this price category can render a record so faithfully as the Planar 1 does.The Rega has searing treble energy, a cutting edge, to keep everything ticking along with the bass-line. This is about toe-tapping musicality and transparency.
The Planar 1 is a sonically outstanding turntable for the money. It sounds dynamic and detailed, with great timing and toe-tapping rhythm. It looks and feels classy, too.
Tonearm Brand new RB110 tonearm built with the new Rega designed, bespoke, zero play bearings with ultra-low friction performance (Patent Pending). New bias assembly and integrated arm clip. Includes automatic bias adjustment negating the need for the user to set bias, making this the most ‘Plug & Play’ turntable we have ever manufactured. New ergonomically, re-designed and stiffer headshell for improved usability and appearance.
Cartridge Rega Carbon cartridge supplied fitted as standard.
24v synchronous motor The first entry level Rega turntable to use a 24v, synchronous AC motor with a new motor PCB and aluminium pulley offering low noise and better speed stability.
Plinth Brand new Thermoset, gloss laminated plinth with vastly improved appearance and new ergonomically positioned on/off switch located on the underside. Two stunning plinth finishes available, gloss black and gloss white.
Central Bearing housing Re-designed brass main bearing, offering improved fit and removing stress on the bearing itself whilst minimising the transfer of potential energy. (Patent pending)
Platter Brand new, 23mm, higher mass, phenolic platter with improved flywheel effect for improved speed stability.
Re-Designed feet New improved feet to increase stability and reduce vibration transfer.
Motor cover tray New motor cover tray with integrated cooling.
Balance Weight New 111g ‘Plug and Play’ balance weight.
Vinyl Records are inherently statically charged and attract dust, fluff and grit like a magnet. To protect that atmospheric sound of playing your precious vinyl we highly recommend you invest in the anti-static AM Vinyl Brush. It will prevent your stylus running over these contaminants and damaging your records.
The AM Pick-Up carbon fibre stylus cleaning brush is suitable for daily cleaning of the stylus. The stylus brush is the best tool for quick maintenance and daily cleaning of your needle tip. Clean it gently removes dust and crustification with thousands of the finest carbon fibres. The result is a clean and good sounding diamond stylus that ensures a perfect reproduction of your records.
The AM Record Cleaner Box Set not only includes the Anti-Static Record Cleaning Brush but also an equally important stylus cleaner to remove the build up on the stylus due to playing your vinyl. The record cleaner fluid and cloth are the perfect solution to cleaning up your record collection and optimising your vinyl listening experience.