Rega Planar 3 Turntable with Audio Technica VM530EN Cartridge

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Rega Planar 3 

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 original Planar range.

The new Planar 3 takes this design philosophy to the next level. A lightweight acrylic laminated plinth strengthened using a new improved double brace system mounted specifically where the increased rigidity is required (between the tonearm mounting and the main hub bearing) which forms a structurally sound "stressed beam" assembly. This rigid plinth design prevents energy absorption and unwanted resonance, which will add unnatural distortions to the music.

Features:

RB330 tonearm - Designed using the latest 3D CAD & CAM technology, the new RB330 is the culmination of more than 35 years of tonearm design experience.  Featuring a brand new bearing housing, and our latest tonearm tube designed using intelligent redistribution of mass ensure this arm will exhibit fewer points of possible resonance. Extreme stability with almost friction free movement from the new high precision bearing assemblies guarantees to gather more information from your vinyl than ever before.

•  Featuring a new bias assembly, re-designed stiffer vertical bearing housing, integrated arm clip and an improved spring housing with easier to read numbers.
•  Rega made, new low capacitance phono cable with Neutrik plugs,
•  Improved lower friction, precision horizontal and vertical bearings
•  New design 100g mild steel balance weight.
 
Plinth - High gloss acrylic, laminated plinth, stiffer and vastly improved appearance, ergonomically positioned power switch.Two plinth finishes at launch: gloss black & gloss white
Double braces - Improved thicker 3mm phenolic bottom brace and new metalised skin phenolic top brace.
Bearing housing – Re-designed brass main hub central bearing, improved fit and construction reducing stress on the bearing itself.
Sub platter - Re-designed sub platter, improved accuracy and improved stiffness.
Platter - New float glass ‘Optiwhite’ polished rim 12mm – Improved accuracy in manufacture and stunning looks.
Re-designed foot - New improved foot to increase stability and reduce vibration transfer.
24V motor - Improved new motor control PCB with integration for the addition of TT-PSU for electronic speed change and improved advanced anti-vibration circuit (sold separately).
Motor cover tray with integrated cooling.

 

Audio Technica VM530EN

Dual Moving Magnet Stereo Cartridge

Standard elliptical stylus model equipped with an elliptical bonded stylus. This reduces tracing distortion and allows for more accurate sound reproduction.

  • Aluminium cantilever
  • Para-toroidal coils improve generating efficiency
  • Centre shield plate between the left and right channels reduces crosstalk
  • Durable low resonance polymer housing

 

Specifications

Rega Planar 3 Specifications

TURNTABLE SPECS :
Speed 33/45
Drive Principle Belt
Platter 12mm float glass platter.
Tonearm Hand assembled RB330 tonearm
Cartridge Elys2 MM
Product dimensions (mm) (H) 117 x (W) 447 x (D) 360
Weight 6
Lid Included? Yes

 

Audio Technica VM530EN Specifications

Cartridge & Stylus
Frequency Response 20 - 25,000Hz
Channel Separation 27dB (1kHz)
Vertical Tracking Angle 23˚
Stylus Construction Nude Round Shank
Recommended Load Impedance 47,000Ω
Coil Impedance 2,700Ω (1kHz)
Output Voltage 4.0mV (1kHz, 5cm/sec.)
Output Channel Balance 1.5dB (1kHz)
Stylus Shape Elliptical Nude
Cantilever Aluminium Pipe
Static Compliance 35 x 10-6 cm/dyne
Dynamic Compliance 8 x 10-6 cm/dyne (100Hz)
Mounting 1/2” centres
Dimensions 17.3 (H) x 17.0 (W) x 28.2 (L) mm
Accessories Included Cartridge installation screws 5mm ×2 and 10mm ×2, Washer ×2, Hexagon nut ×2, Non-magnetic screwdriver ×1, Brush ×1
Recommended Load Capacitance 100 – 200pF
Replacement Stylus VMN30EN
Stylus Size 0.3 x 0.7 mil
Type VM Type
Weight 6.4g