Rega RP10 Turntable with Apheta 2 cartridge

The RP10 features advanced components built around the radical new plinth design first seen on the RP8. The latest RB2000 tonearm, a new ceramic flywheel effect platter and the custom RP10 power supply ensures the highest level of performance from a Rega turntable to date. Here it is supplied complete with the sublime Apheta 2 cartridge.

You will find that the RP10 embodies all of Rega's design philosophies - Low mass,high rigidity plinth, electronically controlled low vibration motor, flywheel effect platter and low mass high stabilty tonearm.

The all new RP10 utilises a unique new stressed skin structure produced from thin phenolic skins sandwiching a featherweight nitrogen expanded, closed cell, polyolefin foam core first seen on the RP8. This then has a structural brace applied either side between the main bearing and tonearm mountings. On the RP10 these are made from both Magnesium and phenolic resin, differing materials to reduce unwanted resonance to a minimum.

The power supply is housed in a custom built Rega housing and features a crystal controlled Digital Signal Processing unit that is factory tuned to each individual motor.  This again reduces vibration and guarantees near perfection in terms of speed stability from the motor. The motor in turn then drives the ceramic platter via a CNC machined pulley and sub-platter running in a similarly machined bearing housing.

The package is rounded off with the hand assembled RB2000 tonearm using hand paired interference fit bearings and general tolerences so fine that no adhesive is required or used during construction. The tonearm is very light and rigid with minimal mechanical joints ensuring fantastic detail retrieval especially when partnered with the Apheta 2 moving coil cartridge.

Unlike most "Skeletal" turntable designs you can opt to use the supplied decoupled plinth and lid assembly to keep dust at bay if you wish, albeit at the cost of a more conventional look!

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