By using upcycled parts that do not hinder performance and have little to no effect on aesthetics, Rega Green Grade Turntables are a good play for the planet and your budget.
Normally, parts with cosmetic faults would be discarded—a practice that is wasteful, especially when you consider that minor surface blemishes don’t affect performance. It’s purely aesthetic. So if you can overlook a minor nick or ding that would most likely go unnoticed, you can get a quality turntable, backed by a limited lifetime warranty, and save a lot. Plus, have the piece of mind that you are not filling up landfills with perfectly good turntable parts.
The Planar 1 features a 24 V low noise motor, both 33 ⅓ & 45 speed settings, and a hand-made RD 110 tonearm along with a factory-fitted Rega carbon cartridge. And it’s marked down from $595 with a Green Grade price of only $325.
The Planar 1 Plus features a built-in MM phono stage, advanced EBLT drive belt, both 33 ⅓ & 45 speed settings, and a hand-made RD 110 tonearm along with a factory-fitted Rega carbon cartridge. The Green Grade price is just $599, marked down from $725.
Both tables feature plinths that are not silk-screened with the P1 logo so they can be easily identified as Green-Grade. And are available in black at ListenUp while supplies last.