The Planar 1 is pretty much a completely new turntable compared to the RP1, the only things kept the same are the drive belt, sub platter and dust cover. It features a brand new RB110 tonearm (which has its bias force preset so it can be set up in seconds) and is fitted with Rega designed bespoke zero play bearings. It’s got a 24v low noise synchronous motor which reduces vibration transfer and it is the first entry level turntable Rega has ever made that includes a motor of that kind. The Planar 1 comes with a factory fitted Rega Carbon cartridge which is a high quality moving magnet pick-up cartridge designed to be simple to set up, easy to install, and above all accurately reproduce music.
A newly designed Thermoset plinth is available in two gloss finishes, Black and White, has a massively improved appearance compared to the old model and the on/off switch is located on the underside in an easier to reach place. The motor cover tray has integrated cooling meaning the motor won’t be allowed to overheat and a brand new 23mm phenolic platter has been included which features a higher quality flywheel effect for improved speed constancy. And to top it all off the feet have been redesigned so vibration transfer is reduced and stability is increased.
- New RB110 tonearm with bias force preset
- Rega Carbon cartridge is factory fitted
- 24v low noise synchronous motor
- Re-designed brass main bearing
- 23mm phenolic platter
- High gloss Thermoset plinth