Rega Planar 2 Turntable with Rega Carbon Cartridge

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Rega Planar 2 Turntable with Rega Carbon Cartridge

Rega Planar 2 Turntable with Rega Carbon Cartridge

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Rega Planar 2 Turntable with Rega Carbon Cartridge

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  • Description

    The new Planar 2 was developed over the past two years alongside the recently released Planar 3. Featuring the brand new RB220 tonearm which is packed with groundbreaking new features.

    A new 24v, low noise motor, acrylic laminated plinth, newly designed central bearing and so much more. Every feature of this innovative new turntable is designed to extract the maximum amount of information and detail from your vinyl collection.

    Review Excerpts:

    …it’s more reliable in the long term and probably sounds better. Rega has a good reputation for making turntables that last because they stick to solid engineering principles and don’t cut corners when it comes to build-quality. 

    The RB arms really stand out as great value, every other budget tonearm feels flimsy by comparison, which is bad for both durability and sound – without rigidity a tonearm is a major source of distortion. For best results only the stylus should vibrate, everything else should be as inert, notwithstanding the need to allow the stylus to track the groove.

    Using it to drop the stylus into the groove of Binker and Moses Dem Ones (Gearbox) resulted in a tune where the drummer and saxophonist’s innate groove is delivered with all the drive and energy it needs to get your foot tapping and your head bobbing. This turntable is a lot of fun, it may not be as sophisticated as the Planar 3 but it gets to the parts that a great many turntables, both affordable and otherwise, do not.

    The Rega made the ensemble playing sound as nimble as a flea, the rhythm section as solid as a solid thing and the sax as articulate as any voice.

    …with the Planar 2 the band sounded more real and seemed to be more in time, something that Regas have always been better at than most.

    Going from the Planar 2 to the new Planar 3 with its Elys 2 cartridge and multiple other differences does make a good case for the more expensive turntable. You get more power from drums, a lot more fine detail, tighter timing and more precise focus on the various instruments; more is more. But going back to the P2 is not a painful experience because the fundamentals are still the same, the music is no less enjoyable but the resolution is lower.

    The Planar 2 turntable is a more refined than the old Planar 3 but it has the best timing in the business at this price point. Add in the drop dead looks and Rega’s enviable track record for reliability and build quality and you have a budget turntable that is nigh on impossible to beat. If you want to hear what vinyl is really all about get thee to a Rega dealer forthwith.

    Read the full review.


    Product Features:

    Tonearm - Featuring the brand new RB220 tonearm which is packed with groundbreaking new features. Incorporating new ultra low friction, Rega designed, bespoke, zero play ball bearings (Patent Pending), housed within a brand new, stiffer and lightweight bearing housing which was developed with a new automatic bias setting negating the need for the user to set bias, making it almost completely plug and play apart from simple arm balancing. The new housing also includes an integrated arm clip and uses Rega's latest custom aluminium arm tube.

    Hub bearing - The Planar 2 has a new 11mm self securing brass bearing (Patent Pending) offering improved fit and less stress on the bearing preventing the transfer of potential energy.

    Plinth - High gloss acrylic laminated plinth, stiffer and vastly improved appearance with ergonomically positioned power switch. Two plinth finishes at launch: gloss black & gloss white

    Motor - New 24v low noise, low vibration motor assembly and new PCB.

    Platter - New float glass ‘Optiwhite’ 10mm – Improved accuracy platter.


    Other features:

    Re-designed feet - New improved foot assembly to increase stability and reduce vibration transfer.

    Carbon cartridge - supplied as standard on all Planar 2’s for simple plug and play convenience.

    Motor cover tray - with integrated cooling.

    Optional lid / plinth protectors - supplied to prevent marks on the plinth and keep it looking its best.

    Instructions - Easy to use multi-lingual quick start guide for easy set up.

    Packaging - New improved packaging.

    Dimensions (lid closed) H 11.7 x W 44.7 x D 36 cm

    Weight 5.5kg

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Rega Planar 2 Turntable with Rega Carbon Cartridge

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Description

The new Planar 2 was developed over the past two years alongside the recently released Planar 3. Featuring the brand new RB220 tonearm which is packed with groundbreaking new features.

A new 24v, low noise motor, acrylic laminated plinth, newly designed central bearing and so much more. Every feature of this innovative new turntable is designed to extract the maximum amount of information and detail from your vinyl collection.

Review Excerpts:

…it’s more reliable in the long term and probably sounds better. Rega has a good reputation for making turntables that last because they stick to solid engineering principles and don’t cut corners when it comes to build-quality. 

The RB arms really stand out as great value, every other budget tonearm feels flimsy by comparison, which is bad for both durability and sound – without rigidity a tonearm is a major source of distortion. For best results only the stylus should vibrate, everything else should be as inert, notwithstanding the need to allow the stylus to track the groove.

Using it to drop the stylus into the groove of Binker and Moses Dem Ones (Gearbox) resulted in a tune where the drummer and saxophonist’s innate groove is delivered with all the drive and energy it needs to get your foot tapping and your head bobbing. This turntable is a lot of fun, it may not be as sophisticated as the Planar 3 but it gets to the parts that a great many turntables, both affordable and otherwise, do not.

The Rega made the ensemble playing sound as nimble as a flea, the rhythm section as solid as a solid thing and the sax as articulate as any voice.

…with the Planar 2 the band sounded more real and seemed to be more in time, something that Regas have always been better at than most.

Going from the Planar 2 to the new Planar 3 with its Elys 2 cartridge and multiple other differences does make a good case for the more expensive turntable. You get more power from drums, a lot more fine detail, tighter timing and more precise focus on the various instruments; more is more. But going back to the P2 is not a painful experience because the fundamentals are still the same, the music is no less enjoyable but the resolution is lower.

The Planar 2 turntable is a more refined than the old Planar 3 but it has the best timing in the business at this price point. Add in the drop dead looks and Rega’s enviable track record for reliability and build quality and you have a budget turntable that is nigh on impossible to beat. If you want to hear what vinyl is really all about get thee to a Rega dealer forthwith.

Read the full review.


Product Features:

Tonearm - Featuring the brand new RB220 tonearm which is packed with groundbreaking new features. Incorporating new ultra low friction, Rega designed, bespoke, zero play ball bearings (Patent Pending), housed within a brand new, stiffer and lightweight bearing housing which was developed with a new automatic bias setting negating the need for the user to set bias, making it almost completely plug and play apart from simple arm balancing. The new housing also includes an integrated arm clip and uses Rega's latest custom aluminium arm tube.

Hub bearing - The Planar 2 has a new 11mm self securing brass bearing (Patent Pending) offering improved fit and less stress on the bearing preventing the transfer of potential energy.

Plinth - High gloss acrylic laminated plinth, stiffer and vastly improved appearance with ergonomically positioned power switch. Two plinth finishes at launch: gloss black & gloss white

Motor - New 24v low noise, low vibration motor assembly and new PCB.

Platter - New float glass ‘Optiwhite’ 10mm – Improved accuracy platter.


Other features:

Re-designed feet - New improved foot assembly to increase stability and reduce vibration transfer.

Carbon cartridge - supplied as standard on all Planar 2’s for simple plug and play convenience.

Motor cover tray - with integrated cooling.

Optional lid / plinth protectors - supplied to prevent marks on the plinth and keep it looking its best.

Instructions - Easy to use multi-lingual quick start guide for easy set up.

Packaging - New improved packaging.

Dimensions (lid closed) H 11.7 x W 44.7 x D 36 cm

Weight 5.5kg