Rega Planar 3 Turntable with Elys 2 Cartridge - Audio T Recommends


Reg. price £625.00

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The new 2016 Planar 3 is massively re-worked over its predecessors to the extent that the only item to have been used before is the name! It delivers an impressive sound that belies the asking price and is exceptional value when partnered with the Elys 2 as a package.

The 2016 P3 is fitted with a new RB330 tonearm . This has been re-engineered to feature a new bias assembly, revised stiffer vertical bearing housing, integrated arm clip, and improved spring housing with easier to read numbers, complete new low capacitance phono cable and Neutrik plugs. Improved lower friction precision horizontal and vertical bearings and a new design 100g mild steel balance weight round out the upgrades.

Unsurprisingly after all of the attention lavished on the arm Rega turned their attention to the plinth. This is now a high gloss acrylic laminated item that is both stiffer and  with a vastly improved appearance and ergonomically positioned power switch. The new plinth once more features bracing on both sides, both of which have been improved. Top brace - New phenolic aluminium skin type and the Bottom brace - Increased thickness rigidity 3mm phenolic type.

The plinth is offered in two finishes initially: gloss black & gloss white!

Next in line for improvement are the bearing housing and rotating parts. The brass main central bearing has been re-designed to offer an improved fit and a construction that reduces stress on the bearing itself.  The sub platter is now constructed with improved accuracy and stiffness and these updates allow a quieter and more stable platform for the platter. The platter is a new 12mm float glass item with ‘Optiwhite’ polished rim. It features improved accuracy in manufacture and stunning looks.

All of this newly engineered goodness demanded new re-designed feet that increase the decks stability and reduce vibration transfer from outside sources.

The Planar 3 is offered here with an excellent Rega Elys 2 cartridge making a saving over purchasing separately.

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