Rega RP3 Turntable
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Rega has announced the RP3 turntable, the replacement for the iconic, award-winning P3-24.
"Mass absorbs energy - lost energy equals lost music."
The RP3 sports a brand new hand-assembled RB303 tonearm, precision main bearing and a low vibration, low noise motor assembly. The RB303 builds on the work of the RB300 and features a brand new tube with reduced resonance and extreme stability. A super lightweight, rigid plinth again minimises resonance to avoid distortion.
The Rega RP3 turntable has been designed and engineered to achieve outstanding performance way beyond the expectations of a product at this price point. Excellent build quality, reliability and ease of use combine to make a product which, if used correctly, will offer a lifetime of musical enjoyment. Omitting unnecessary gimmicks allows Rega to concentrate the manufacturing costs on the high quality parts necessary to reproduce records accurately.
The Rega RP3 turntable is fitted with a brand new hand assembled Rega RB303 tonearm, precision main bearing and a low vibration low noise 24v motor assembly which is individually hand tuned to its circuit to further reduce vibration Rega has pioneered the use of lightweight rigid plinths. Clever use of lightweight particulate core with a highly rigid phenolic resin skin became the foundations of the high level of performance achieved by the now iconic Planar turntable range.
The Rega RP3 takes this design philosophy to the next level. A super lightweight plinth combined with a phenolic resin double brace mounted specifically where the increased rigidity is required (between the tonearm mounting and the main hub bearing) forms a structurally sound "stressed beam" assembly. This rigid plinth design prevents energy absorption and unwanted resonances which will add unnatural distortions to the music. Equally, heavier mass can transfer more unwanted energy such as motor or bearing noise directly into the rotating record. The use of braces instead of the complete skin allows double thickness phenolic resin in these key areas while providing further weight reduction to the plinth which directly addresses the issue of mass absorption and unwanted energy transmission.
Designed using the latest 3D CAD & CAM technology the new RB303 is the culmination of more than 30 years of tonearm design experience. Due to advances in technology we have been able to fine tune the iconic RB300 tonearm design. Featuring a brand new tube with increased rigidity to the bearing housing, arm carrier and headshell coupled with intelligent redistribution of mass; ensure this arm will exhibit fewer points of possible resonance. Extreme stability with almost friction free movement from the high precision bearing assemblies guarantees to gather more information from your vinyl than ever before.
Replacement of the award winning Rega P3-24 turntable
Fitted with a brand new hand assembled Rega RB303 tonearm
NEW DB Technology (Double Brace Technology)
Available with optional Rega Elys 2 cartridge
Available in Titanium, White & Cool Grey, shown below in order