Rega Planar 78 Turntable
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Single Speed Specifically Designed To Play 78 RPM Records
Hand Assembled RB220 Rega Tonearm
Flywheel Effect Platter Manufactured From Phenolic Resin
Optional Rega RB78 Cartridge Available (Sold Separately)
About The Planar 78 Turntable
The single speed Planar 78 has been designed and engineered to achieve outstanding performance way beyond the expectations of a product at this price point.
Designed solely for the reproduction of 78 rpm records, Rega have omitted any unnecessary gimmicks allowing them to concentrate the manufacturing costs on the high quality parts necessary to reproduce records accurately. The minimalist design of the Rega Planar 78 and the use of extremely high quality components ensure that your turntable should last for many years.
The RB220 offers astonishing performance and is one of Rega's best selling tonearms. An evolution of the famous RB250, which was supplied as standard on the Planar 2 and P2 turntable, the RB220 uses hand selected, high quality vertical and horizontal bearings.
The tonearm uses a die-cast tube and the three point fixing technique based on the mounting design system. This system reduces stress on the plinth and tonearm and offers greater stability though the arm. All of which translates into more music for you the listener.
Excellent build quality, reliability and ease of use combine to make a product which, if used correctly, will offer you a lifetime of musical enjoyment.
Roy Gandy started making Turntables in the early 1970's when vinyl was at its peak of popularity! He became a part time retailer and found he had to spend a ridiculous amount of time repairing new turntables before his conscience and common sense would allow him to sell them to others! Out of frustration and a strong feeling he could do better, the Planar turntable was born. By 1973 he was making turntables in the evening. In 1975 the Planar 2 was developed and quickly took its place in the market as the finest budget turntable. In June 1977 HI-FI News and Record Review announced the Planar 3 saying 'The complete unit is worth a look'! Rega's usual blaze of non-publicity.
Engineering has always been the beating heart of Rega Research, a company obsessed with specialist materials, tolerances and accuracy. From day one every Rega product has been designed to achieve the best musical performance and deliver a lifetime of musical enjoyment at an affordable price.
To this day, Rega remains a dedicated British manufacturer and now employs over 140 people selling to 46 different countries. Rega manufacture a vast range of hi-fi products including amplifiers, phono stages, cartridges, CD players, loudspeakers, and a wide range of accessories, to name but a few. Rega designs and assembles every product by hand in their custom-built 38,000 square foot facility in the South East of England, using a team of highly trained and highly skilled technicians who take great pride in the work they do.
Main Features & Specifications
- Single speed Turntable specifically designed to play 78 RPM Records
- Hand assembled RB220 Rega tonearm
- Precision main bearing
- Flywheel effect platter manufactured from phenolic resin which assists start up speed and stability
- Light weight plinth
- Low vibration motor
- Rega manufactures a dedicated 78 moving magnet cartridge, the RB78 (sold separately)
- Manufacturers Warranty: 3 Years
Note: Specifications Subject To Change Without Notice. E&OE
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