Rega Planar 1 Plus Turntable with Built In Phonostage
“It does a brilliant job of engaging and pulling the listener into the music” Hi-Fi Choice July 2018.
"We asked ourselves, how do we make the most successful turntable we have ever made sound better, be even easier to use and be more accessible to a wider audience? "
The answer was simple; Rega engineers added a custom designed, high quality, moving magnet phono stage based around the multi-award winning Fono Mini.
For the Planar 1 Plus, Rega wanted to optimise this circuit for ultimate performance so we have removed the USB interface and used the money saved to improve what was already a stunning disc stage.
The new built in stage offers the ability to connect the Planar 1 Plus directly to almost any system that has a standard line input via a regular phono to phono cable (supplied) or phono to 3.5mm lead.
There are obvious audio advantages to housing the phono stage directly beneath the tonearm. The carefully shielded tonearm wires are soldered directly to the stage which prevents any unwanted pick up via the usual external cable between the arm and stage.
The Planar 1 Plus benefits from all of the advantages of its sibling, the Planar 1, such as a low noise 24v motor, precision hub bearing assembly and hand-made RB110 tonearm with a factory fitted Rega Carbon cartridge. Set-up remains possible in under 30 seconds making this the easiest to use, and most flexible Rega turntable to date.