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 will offer a lifetime of musical enjoyment. Omitting all the usual gimmicks allows us to concentrate the manufacturing costs on the high quality parts necessary to reproduce records accurately.
Using a manual speed change rather than an automatic mechanism, eliminates speed inconsistencies and reduces wear of the drive belt.
The money we save is spent across the design including a new hand assembled RB101 tonearm, precision main bearing, phenolic resin platter and a high quality low vibration motor which would normally be used on a turntable costing two or three times the amount.
The minimalist design of the Rega RP1 and the use of extremely high quality components ensure that this turntable will last for many years.
The RP1 is the first in a new generation of Rega turntables offering far greater performance than their predecessors. We are confident the performance of this amazing new product will impress you. Rest assured the only thing entry level about the RP1 is the price!User Manual Tone Publications Review
"After extended listening sessions in three very different levels of systems, the RP1 definitely delivers a solid helping of analog magic. When comparing the Rega to the sound of the OPPO 83SE digital player, the Rega table definitely had the edge over digital playback, sounding much more open and natural."What Hifi Review
"It doesn’t take long to see that the RP1 is a terrific performer for the money. It sounds surefooted and confident whether playing a heavily used copy of Holst’s The Planets or a factory fresh pressing of The XX’s Mercury-prize winning debut. In each case the Rega digs up plenty of information."Vinyl Anarchist Review
"The RP1 is so good, it's going to replace BOTH the P1 and the P2 while Rega re-works the new P2."Tech Radar Review
"We think the RP1 is a great turntable and one that will force the competition to up its game. This is, of course, excellent news for vinyl lovers and all hi-fi aficionados."Hifi Avenue Review
"When the P1 was introduced, it set the standard for budget good-sounding turntables. With the RP1, Rega has set another standard which its competitors will find hard to match."Cinenow Video Review
"The Rega RP1 turntable, winner of the What Hi Fi Award for best Turntable under £300 makes its first public viewing. Complete with a new arm being a one piece design designed to unify performance and an Ortofon cartridge giving excellent performance."