Rega Planar 3 Turntable

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Rega Planar 3 Turntable

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Key info

  • Iconic Rega turntable.
  • RB330 precision tonearm.
  • Optional factory fitted Rega cartridge.
  • Double brace technology.
  • 12 mm float glass opti-white polished platter.
  • 24V low noise, low vibration motor.
  • Compatible with Rega Neo turntable power supply (sold separately).
  • Lifetime warranty against manufacture defects.

All specifications

Physical characteristics
Weight 6.0 kg
Dimensions (HxWxD) 117 x 447 x 360 mm
Technical specifications
Tonearm RB330 tonearm
Cartridge Factory fitted Elys 2 MM or Exact MM cartridge (Optional)
Motor 24 V low noise motor
Platter 12 mm glass polished edge
Speed 33 ⅓rpm or 45rpm
Drive type Belt drive
Power supply Mini DIN ​for connection to Neo PSU (optional upgrade)
Inputs/Outputs
Outputs RCA / Phono
Included accessories
What's in the box Dust cover

The iconic Planar 3

Rega has pioneered the use of lightweight rigid plinths. Clever use of lightweight particulate core with a highly rigid phenolic resin skin became the foundations of the high level of performance achieved by the now iconic original Planar range.

The new Planar 3 takes this design philosophy to the next level. A lightweight acrylic laminated plinth strengthened using a new improved double brace system mounted specifically where the increased rigidity is required (between the tonearm mounting and the main hub bearing) which forms a structurally sound “stressed beam” assembly. This rigid plinth design prevents energy absorption and unwanted resonance, which will add unnatural distortions to the music. Equally, heavier mass can transfer more unwanted energy, such as motor or bearing noise directly into the rotating record. The use of braces instead of the complete skin allows double thickness phenolic resin in these key areas while providing further weight reduction to the plinth which directly addresses the issue of mass absorption and unwanted energy transmission.

RB330

The RB330 tonearm was designed using the latest 3D CAD & CAM technology, and is the culmination of more than 35 years of tonearm design experience. Featuring a brand new bearing housing, and our latest tonearm tube designed using intelligent redistribution of mass ensure this arm will exhibit fewer points of possible resonance. Extreme stability with almost friction free movement from the new high precision bearing assemblies guarantees to gather more information from your vinyl than ever before.

Plinth

High gloss acrylic, laminated plinth, stiffer and vastly improved appearance, ergonomically positioned power switch. Available in three stunning high gloss finishes, black, white and red.

Double Brace Technology

Improved thicker 3 mm phenolic bottom brace and new metalised skin phenolic top brace.

Bearing Housing

Re-designed brass main hub central bearing, improved fit and construction reducing stress on the bearing itself.

Isolation

New improved foot to increase stability and reduce vibration transfer.

24 V Motor

Improved new motor control PCB with integration for the addition of Neo PSU for electronic speed change and improved advanced anti-vibration circuit (sold separately). New motor cover tray with integrated cooling.

Dust Cover

Supplied as standard / optional lid – plinth protectors – supplied to prevent marks on the plinth and keep it looking its best.

Simple Set-up

Easy to use multi-lingual quick start guide for easy set up.

Sub Platter

Re-designed sub platter, improved accuracy and improved stiffness.

Platter

New float glass ‘Optiwhite’ polished edge 12 mm – Improved accuracy in manufacture and stunning looks.

User reviews

2 reviews
  1. 4/5

    Richard oliver

    It is lovely to listen to , transparent with the exact cartridge and alot of detail and low hum is what you pay for.i found the exact cartridge needs to be played on totally clean record as fluff was it’s enemy stopping it from working so be warned.i have the planer 1 with a cheaper cartridge which is cheaper than the exact without the record player as a whole so it’s horses for course’s.nice sound on both ,this one is good if you like classical,jazz,blues it gets low ,mid,and high notes with true tone highly recommended if the budget is there .

  2. 5/5

    Jack Carr

    Absolutely delighted with my purchase! The turntable itself is a marvel – beautifully crafted, delivering impeccable sound quality, and enhancing my listening experience in ways I never imagined. As for the retailer’s service, I couldn’t be more impressed. Their knowledgeable staff guided me through the selection process, offering valuable insights and helping me find the perfect fit for my needs. Highly recommend both the Rega Planar 3 and Premium Sound for anyone in search of top-notch audio equipment and exceptional service.

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