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Planar 1 Plus turntable from Rega

The new Planar 1 Plus from Rega is now out and about, adding a moving magnet phono stage

Planar 1 Plus turntable from Rega

The new built-in phono stage offers the ability to connect the Planar 1 Plus directly to a system that has a standard line input via a standard phono to phono cable (supplied) or phono to 3.5mm lead. Apparently, you’re not able to switch off the internal phono amp so I asked Rega’s Simon Webster why not, “The phono stage cannot be switched off, this turntable is very much designed as a ‘plug and play’ unit with the intention of being more appealing and accessible to first time turntable buyers. If a customer already owns an external phono pre-amp or wishes to use the existing  pre-amp in their amplifier then its sibling the Planar 1 would remain the obvious choice. The Planar 1 Plus offers the user the ability to connect directly with a wealth of devices such as active speaker systems, Bluetooth adaptors or all in one systems, reducing the number of boxes required while still benefitting from the wonderful sound of vinyl.”

Planar 1 Plus turntable from Rega

A shielded tonearm wire is soldered directly to the stage.

Planar 1 Plus turntable from Rega

A new RB110 tonearm is included with the new Plus including, “…bespoke, zero play bearings with ultra-low friction performance (Patent Pending).”

Planar 1 Plus turntable from Rega

It’s accompanied with a new bias assembly and integrated arm clip and includes automatic bias adjustment with a Rega Carbon moving magnet cartridge hanging of it.

Planar 1 Plus turntable from Rega

The 24v, synchronous AC motor includes a new motor PCB and aluminium pulley sitting in a new Thermoset, gloss laminated (gloss black and gloss white) plinth with an on/off switch located on the underside.

Planar 1 Plus turntable from Rega

You also get a re-designed brass main bearing (Patent pending) that sits underneath a 23mm, high mass, phenolic platter with, “… improved flywheel effect.”

Planar 1 Plus turntable from Rega

That sits atop new feet. Spanning 11.7 x 44.7 x 36cm, the turntable weighs in at 4.35kg. Price is £329.

Planar 1 Plus turntable from Rega

To learn more, click www.rega.co.uk

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2 Comments

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    Tony Shipton
    4th July 2018 at 8:45 pm

    Hi Paul, Nice Post, I was wondering what active speakers you would recommend with the Plus that come in under £250?

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