Review - New Rega Planar 3 Turntable By AV Forums

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Review - New Rega Planar 3 Turntable By AV Forums
D oes Rega's new Rega Planar 3, the 2016 upgraded model that is, justify its billing? - AV Forums has given its verdict. The Rega Planar 3's price at the time of the review was £625.00. The Rega Planar 3 gets 9 out of 10 from AV Forums and a "Best Buy" award.

■ Strong points for the Rega Planar 3 were:

- Truly outstanding sound quality for the asking price
- Well built
- Easy to use.

■ Weak points for the Rega Planar 3 were:

- Slightly more expensive than outgoing model
- No arm VTA
- Cartridge very good rather than great.

In summary, AV Forums says "Any criticisms I've made of the Planar 3 need to be placed in the context that there isn't another £550 turntable that I've heard that provides such a fearsome performance basis for any cartridge as the Planar 3. With the launch of this deck and the announcement on April 25th that it is to be joined by a more affordable Planar 2, it seems clear that Rega has decided to up the pressure on this part of the market. There's nothing truly radical in the construction of the Rega - it's made out of materials that are in common enough use in the industry - it is simply that Rega has used its engineering skill, years of experience and enormous amounts of care to squeeze a huge amount of performance out of the Planar 3 - performance that very little under £1,000 can rival. The turntable might superficially look a bit like what has gone before but the Planar 3 is not a rehash or facelift.".

You can read the complete - AVForums - Rega Planar 3 - 2016 version of the RP3 - turntable review via the first of the yellow buttons below.

HiFi Enthusiast also has more on all the latest from Rega - including the Rega Planar 3, the 2016 model and the 2016 changes made to the original RP3, via the second of the yellow buttons below :-

The third link has more reviews of Rega products, including other takes on the new Rega Planar 3:-

The fourth and final link has the reviews and news for the Rega Planar 3 turntable :-


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