The Rega RP6 Turntable
The RP6 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 you a lifetime of musical enjoyment. Omitting unnecessary gimmicks allows us to concentrate the manufacturing costs on the high quality parts necessary to reproduce music accurately. The RP6 is fitted with a hand assembled 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. The minimalist design of the Rega RP6 and the use of extremely high quality components ensure that your turntable should last for many years.RB303 Tonearm
Designed using the latest 3D CAD 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 which has 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 guarantee to gather more information from your vinyl than ever before.TTPSU power supply
The compact TT-PSU uses a high stability crystal locked low distortion sine wave generator. This, along with an efficient drive amplifier fed from a stabilised DC power supply, generates a 24V AC balanced signal of less than 0.05% distortion, which is completely un-affected by any changes in the mains/line voltage and conditions. This then drives the improved Rega anti-vibration circuit built into the RP6 motor PCB.NEW DB Technology (Double BraceTechnology)
“Mass absorbs energy - lost energy equals lost music”! 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 latest generation of Rega turntables 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.Platter adaptor
The aluminium top hub adaptor is manufactured to the highest tolerance and uses a six point mounting system to ensure the platter and vinyl is presented as flat as possible to the stylus.16MM Glass flywheel platter
The RP6 features an innovative two piece platter design constructed from float glass. Manufactured using a complex and labour intensive invisible UV curing bond technique the secondary ring platter is permanently bonded to the underside of the main platter. The extra ring adds mass to the outer circumference which increase the natural flywheel effect of the platter improving speed stability, accuracy and consistency.24V Low noise motor
The motor is a high specification, 24V twin phase synchronous unit which has the anti vibration circuit hand tuned to each motor and is controlled by Rega's unique and innovative TTPSU power supply. The motor drives the CNC machined pulley and sub platter/hub-bearing assembly via the belt drive.Exact 2 Details
Utilizing hand wound coils, the Rega Exact 2 cartridge is a treat for any avid listener. The Exact has a vital fine line stylus and a rigid one-piece body that is optimal for eliminating unwanted resonance. The Exact has been quoted as having “immense dynamics and rhythmic drive”. This cartridge articulates drums, cymbals and bass with exceptional clarity.User Manual
A side-by-side comparison to our RP3/TT-PSU with the Exact cartridge immediately exposes the RP6’s intensified performance. “Dog to Bone,” from Spoek Mathambo’s Father Creeper, yields a deeper and more cohesive groove. The RP3 gets the fundamentals, but the RP6 lays into the bass texture. The major grooves in SBTRKT’s self-titled album divulge the same; the cavernous beats possess a wetter, more sinewy quality through the RP6.
Listening to Like Minds on my Moon Audio Silver Dragon V3 LCD-2's driven by my Woo WA22, I can hear the playfulness and joy that the musicians must have experienced in making that album. The vibes, the guitar, the piano, the drums, they all intersect in the most musical way; and it's that sense of fun that was missing from my previous system, that I now have gained, perhaps had for the very first time. And speaking of synergy, I am now listening to the Royal Gala Ballet on an older Classic Records reissue that my father gave me for my birthday; and everything just works... I've had many turntables, some costing tens of thousands of dollars; but I've never had a combination that made me want to listen to records more.
This may seem like a strange and potentially unflattering way to describe a turntable’s sound, but to me the RP6 sounds more like a CD player — a really good CD player — than any other turntable I’ve heard. When a record finished playing, I also noticed that any hum and vibration coming from the RP6 was practically inaudible... The Rega RP6’s lack of adjustments and technically clean — rather than sonically charming — performance may turn off some serious vinylphiles, but it sure hooked me. I often find the flaws in vinyl playback hard to listen through, but with the RP6 I found them nearly impossible to hear.