Rega Planar 10 Turntable
In the pursuit of audio excellence, Rega presents the Planar 10, a turntable meticulously designed to embody the essence of the Naiad at a more accessible price point. Departing from the evolution of its predecessor, the RP10, the Planar 10 elevates the listening experience with a fusion of innovative materials and engineering prowess.
At the heart of this masterpiece lies the RB3000 tonearm, a precision-engineered marvel featuring a low mass and improved bias housing. The Planar 10 introduces groundbreaking advancements in hub bearing, sub platter, motor, and drive belt design, ensuring unparalleled accuracy in turntable speed for an immersive sonic performance.
The Planar 10 proudly showcases a revolutionary ultra-lightweight plinth constructed with Tancast 8 polyurethane foam core, a material derived from aerospace technology. This skeletal plinth, 30% lighter than its predecessor, enhances rigidity, providing a solid foundation for audio purity.
Rega's Double Brace Technology (DB Technology) takes center stage, countering unwanted resonances and energy absorption. A ceramic top brace and phenolic resin bottom brace, strategically placed, form a structurally sound "stressed beam" assembly, ensuring that the tonearm and cartridge read with unparalleled accuracy from the platter.
The RB3000 tonearm, a pinnacle of mechanical precision, boasts a tight tolerance design with no adhesive used throughout its construction. The low mass, preloaded zero tolerance bearing assembly guarantees friction-free movement, allowing the Planar 10 to read record grooves with utmost precision.
The hub bearing assembly introduces a new low mass central bearing mechanism, cleverly mounted to eliminate potential energy transfer or storage in the plinth. The Planar 10's ceramic flywheel effect platter, crafted from compressed ceramic oxide powder, delivers perfect accuracy and flatness.
Rega's 24v low-noise motor assembly, inspired by the ultimate Naiad, ensures superior speed stability and accuracy. The EBLT drive belts, a result of three years of research, offer unparalleled consistency, while the custom-matched P10 PSU power supply optimizes anti-vibration circuits.
The Planar 10 PSU, housed in a custom-designed case, provides advanced motor control stability, electronic speed change, and fine speed adjustment through Digital Signal Processing. The removal of the outer frame and introduction of a stylish, removable dust cover further enhance the turntable's aesthetic appeal and reduce overall mass.
In harmony, the Planar 10 and the Apheta 3 MC cartridge set new standards in accuracy, promising a truly state-of-the-art audio experience. Elevate your auditory senses with the Rega Planar 10 – where precision meets passion.