Rega Planar 2 announced – expected to arrive in May
The Rega Planar 2 turntable returns to the line-up available May 2016. It will cost £375 and will come with the Rega Carbon MM Cartridge as standard. We will of course supply it with Bias and Elys cartridges as well.
The Planar 2 was always a bridge between a good quality affordable turntable and something really very good. The new Planar 2 looks to occupy the same position. It shares much with the new Planer 3 but it still considerable more affordable.
The new Rega 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.
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
We’re delighted that the Rega Planar 2 has joined the range, sitting as it does between the current RP1 and Planar 3 turntables. With this standard of performance and appearance we feel sure it will be extremely popular and win a lot of friends.