Rega Bias 2 Turntable (Planar 2 + Bias 2 Cartridge) *** Vinyl Revival Exclusive ***
The Vinyl Revival Rega P2 now comes with a Bias 2 Cartridge to take the Rega to new heights.
Each one of Rega's moving magnet cartridges with the exception of the Carbon model which comes as standard on the Planar 2 is hand assembled to the highest standard by their highly trained technicians in their UK factory.The design and assembly procedure focus on one simple goal, extracting as much music from your vinyl as possible. Each Rega cartridge such as the Bias 2 featured here uses a pair of parallel wound coils which are carefully assembled on custom jigs to create a working stereo generator.Each cartridge is tested and checked over 2 days to ensure all the strict parameters for each model are met.
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. 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.
A new 24v, low noise motor, acrylic laminated plinth, newly designed central bearing and so much more. Every feature of this innovative new turntable is designed to extract the maximum amount of information and detail from your vinyl collection.
Tonearm - Featuring the brand new RB220 tonearm which is packed with groundbreaking new features. Incorporating new ultra low friction, Rega designed, bespoke, zero play ball bearings (Patent Pending), housed within a brand new, stiffer and lightweight bearing housing which was developed with a new automatic bias setting negating the need for the user to set bias, making it almost completely plug and play apart from simple arm balancing. The new housing also includes an integrated arm clip and uses Rega's latest custom aluminium arm tube.
Hub bearing - The Planar 2 has a new 11mm self securing brass bearing (Patent Pending) offering improved fit and less stress on the bearing preventing the transfer of potential energy.
Plinth - High gloss acrylic laminated plinth, stiffer and vastly improved appearance with ergonomically positioned power switch. Two plinth finishes at launch: gloss black & gloss white
Motor - New 24v low noise, low vibration motor assembly and new PCB.
Platter - New float glass ‘Optiwhite’ 10mm – Improved accuracy platter.
It has already been reviewed internationally with What HiFi magazine in the UK giving it 5 out of 5 stars.They described the sound of the Planar 2 as...."balanced and authoritive with impressive scale and natural musicality......it's a proper step up from the RP1 too......The Rega Planar 2 is a high-performing deck at a competive price.