Rega Planar 3 turntable with RB 330 Tonearm


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Verdict: "Rega has been developing the Planar 3 for decades and there’s no doubt the product has steadily improved over the years."

Overview

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.

Key Features
  • RB330 precision tonearm
  • Rega Elys 2 cartridge factory fitted (optional)
  • Double brace technology
  • 24 V low noise, low vibration motor
  • 12 mm float glass opti-white polished platter
  • Supplied with clear dust cover as standard.
  • Compatible with Rega Neo turntable power supply (sold separately)
  • High gloss plinth with three colour options
  • Lifetime warranty against manufacture defects
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.

Specifications
  • Tonearm: Hand assembled precision RB330 tonearm
  • Motor: 24 V low noise motor
  • Platter: 12 mm glass polished edge
  • Connectivity: RCA / Phono
  • Power (additional): Mini DIN ​for connection to Neo PSU (optional upgrade)
  • Dimensions (lid closed) (W x H x D); 447 x 117 x 360 mm
  • Weight: 6.0 kg
You receive a 2 year warranty from the date of purchase for all of our high quality hifi-products.

If you observe any problem while using the product, you have the possibility to contact our friendly service team.

You can also easily manage your guarantee concern – without being obliged to – under the section My Account.

Warranty extension on REGA products

You have the possibility to extend the warranty on Tannoy products for free amounting to 6 years on speakers and 3 years on electronics from the purchase date.

For the successful warranty extension you have to fill in the online form in order to register your product within two weeks of the purchase date. Please, add a copy of your receipt including the printed and signed after registration form and send it to TAD Audio Vertrieb GmbH, Aich 3, 83112 Frasdorf.