At over 120 years old, turntables technology is definitely well developed. It’s also more relevant now than it has been in decades. Making great turntables is all about applying modern materials sciences and manufacturing techniques, and staying true to the mission of making great sound. Rega have steeped themselves in this heritage, and delved deep into new material and technologies to really deliver the sonic goods.
Rega founder and designer Roy Gandy has often said that there are no other turntable designers who he can turn to do discuss the topic that is obviously close to his and our hearts. He feels that few if any of his peers fully understand what’s required of a turntable, which is essentially to measure vibrations in a vinyl groove with as greater accuracy as possible.
Watch Michael Fremer on a recent visit to Rega's UK factory.
Is the new Rega Planar 3 same as the old? Read excerpts from two reviews by Michael Fremer, one from 1996 and one from 2016. Links to full-length reviews included. As they say, the more things change, the more they stay the same!
When audiophilia's liker of all things cheap gives your expensive thing a thumbs up, maybe we should listen. Steve Guttenberg likes what he sees and hears from the Rega Planar 3 turntable and gives it a solid two thumbs.
Listen to the music. Don’t read reviews or magazines. Be confident in your own beliefs and what you hear. -Roy Gandy