- It is a package that maximises the performance of the Rega Planar 3, Rega Research Limited says of the new Rega Planar 3 50th Anniversary Edition.
Rega Research Limited believes that the new Rega Planar 3 50th Anniversary Edition is the perfect way to celebrate the company’s 50th birthday. It offers one of the company’s most successful turntables in a very special form, namely a complete package that is ready to play immediately.
The Rega Planar 3 50th Anniversary Edition not only comes with a pre-assembled pick-up system, but the English company also equips the turntable with some quite decisive detail improvements compared to the regular Rega Planar 3 and also supplies an optimal power supply.
50 years of Rega Research Limited
Since its humble beginnings in 1973, when Roy Gandy, founder of Rega Research Limited, made no more than a handful of turntables for friends, Rega Research Limited has developed into a multi-million dollar audio technology company that produces first-class, award-winning hi-fi products that are shipped all over the world.
During development, the focus has always been on a particularly good price-performance ratio, and this is precisely what the Rega Planar 3 stands for, which is why this record player is being put in the spotlight around the 50th anniversary celebrations.
Basically a Rega Planar 3 Walnut Effect as a foundation
The basis of the new Rega Planar 3 50th Anniversary Edition is the latest design variant that Rega Research Limited already introduced for the smaller siblings of the Rega Planar 3, namely elegant walnut. So you will not only find the Rega Planar 1 Walnut Effect and Rega Planar 1 Plus Walnut Effect, but also the Rega Planar 2 Walnut Effect. Until now, there was no Rega Planar 3 Walnut Effect, but this gap is now filled by the new Rega Planar 3 50th Anniversary Edition.
The turntable has a truly elegant walnut finish, but the Rega Planar 3 50th Anniversary Edition is adorned with a special aluminium plaque that identifies its special status as an Aniversary Special Edition.
As befits turntables from Rega Research Limited, this model is also very light, measuring 447 x 117 x 360 mm and 6 kg. However, in keeping with the design philosophy of the English company, the chassis is particularly rigid and even features an additional brace between the tonearm base and the platter bearing, which the manufacturer calls Double Brace Technology.
The platter is made of 12 mm thick glass with a felt mat on top. It is driven by a precision belt, a Rega Reference EBLT Drive Belt, and a precision CNC-manufactured aluminium pulley by a 24 V low-noise motor, as described by the manufacturer.
Rega NEO MK2 SPU part of the scope of delivery
In this case, the Rega NEO MK2 SPU, which is part of the scope of delivery of the new Rega Planar 3 50th Anniversary Edition, ensures an accurate power supply. This is said to further reduce motor noise and improve speed stability and accuracy.
Rega RB330 tonearm with Rega Exact MM cartridge
The tonearm used is a Rega RB330 tonearm, which is said to represent the essence of over 35 years of development in tonearm design. A high quality cartridge system is fitted at the factory, this is a Rega Exact MM cartridge.
Prices and availability
According to the local distributor, the recommended retail price will be € 1.099,-. Furthermore, it is already certain that the Rega Planar 3 50th Anniversary Edition will not be produced as a limited edition, but according to Rega Resaerch Limited, it can be ordered throughout the year 2023.
Getting to the point
To celebrate its 50th anniversary in a fitting manner, Rega Research Limited has chosen the Rega Planar 3 as a worthy turntable. After all, this record player is a perfect example of the English company’s philosophy. The fact that you not only get a turntable that is ready to play straight away with the best power supply, but also a new walnut finish, makes the Rega Planar 3 50th Anniversary Edition particularly attractive for many vinyl lovers who are looking for a fine turntable with a very good price-performance ratio.
|REGA PLANAR 3 50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
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