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Foto © Rega System One | Rega System One

Rega System One – The only „One“ you need

Vinyl beginners need nothing more than the new Rega System One, according to the conviction of the English specialist Rega Research Limited, because this offers everything to realise a compact, fine hi-fi system around a record player. The record player is the Rega Planar 1, which is accompanied by the new Rega io Integrated Stereo Amplifier and the compact Rega Kyte speaker systems.

The English hi-fi manufacturer Rega Research Limited is not only known as a proven specialist for record players, the company can also boast of being a complete supplier that, in addition to record players including cartridges and tonearms from its own production, naturally also has the corresponding electronics in the form of phono preamplifiers, CD players, D/A converters, amplifiers and also loudspeaker systems in its range.

It is therefore quite obvious that Rega Research Limited, especially with regard to new target groups, puts together complete packages that represent an entire hi-fi chain from a single source and thus an optimally coordinated solution with the special sound characteristics of the English.

Rega System One – A system from a single mould

This is exactly what Rega Research Limited now offers in the form of the new Rega System One, which was presented for the first time several months ago, but could not be brought to market as planned due to delays of essential components of the system.

The Rega System One really includes everything to realise a small, but nevertheless very fine hi-fi chain, in which above all the music reproduction of records is to be the centre of attention.

Foto © Rega System One | Rega System One
Foto © Rega System One | Rega System One

Rega Planar 1 with Rega Carbon MM Cartridge

A very important component of this new complete system is the record player, where Rega Research Limited uses a turntable of the entry-level class, which is nevertheless a very fine turntable, because it is the Rega Planar 1. As described, this turntable is the entry-level turntable of Rega Research Limited, but it is still in a quality class, which guarantees many, many years of enjoyment in the playback of records.

In this case, the impeccable turntable is also equipped with a very fine pick-up system, which also comes from Rega Research Limited, namely the Rega Carbon MM pick-up system.

Foto © Rega System One | Rega System One
Foto © Rega System One | Rega System One

Rega io Integrated Stereo Amplifier

The Rega io Integrated Stereo Amplifier, which presents itself in a very compact form and discreet black, is supposed to stand at its side. Two analogue inputs are available here, plus, and this is essential in this specific case, an integrated phono preamplifier for turntables equipped with MM cartridge systems. The Rega io Integrated Stereo Amplifier has two outputs of 30 watts, which is quite sufficient to provide an appealing sound in smaller rooms.

Foto © Rega System One | Rega System One
Foto © Rega System One | Rega System One

Rega Kyte Speaker

It is also fitting that Rega Research Limited is using compact bookshelf speaker systems as playing partners in the new Rega System One, whereby this is also a completely new product, namely the new Rega Kyte Speaker.

The new Rega Kyte speakers are designed as two-way systems, which present themselves in a completely new, almost futuristic design for Rega Research Limited.

Cables also included

It must be emphasised that the Rega System One is indeed designed as an all-in-one solution that is ready to play immediately without any further investment. Rega Research Limited emphasises that all cables necessary for connection are included in the scope of delivery. A matching remote control for the new Rega io Integrated Stereo Amplifier is thus also part of the scope of delivery.

Prices and availability

Originally, Rega Research Limited had assumed that they would be able to offer this system as a complete package in the spring of 2020. However, this was far too optimistic, as the Rega Kyte has undergone a complete redesign compared to the first concepts. Now, however, the time has actually come and the Rega System One should be available shortly.

For the UK, the company has so far communicated a target sales price below the magic limit of £1,000, but in the end, due to developments on the market, this price could not be kept and is now £1,199. This still makes this solution very attractive, however, and in this country, too, the Rega System One is to be positioned particularly favourably in terms of price, of course. Thus, the local price is € 1.599,-.

Getting to the point

A system from a single source, designed for vinyl lovers, ready to play immediately – this is exactly what Rega Research Limited is now offering in the form of the new Rega System One, which the English company presented some time ago, but which they are now pleased to be able to deliver to specialist dealers in the near future. With the record player Rega Planar 1, the stereo integrated amplifier Rega io Integrated Stereo Amplifier as well as the compact loudspeaker systems Rega Kyte Speaker, the Rega System One really includes everything to realise a small, but nevertheless very fine hi-fi chain, in which the music reproduction of records shall be the centre of attention.

PRODUCTREGA SYSTEM ONE
Price€ 1.599,-
BrandREGA
ManufacturerRega Research Limited
Distribution AustriaAudiovertrieb by HZ Electronics
Distribution GermanyTAD-Audiovertrieb GmbH
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About Michael Holzinger

Michael Holzinger, founder and editor-in-chief of HiFi BLOG and sempre-audio.com, has been working for years as a journalist in the fields of IT, photography, telecommunications and consumer electronics.

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