Rega Planar 1 Plus & Audioengine 5+ - Synergy at its FinestNeedle Doctor is stoked to offer you this little songbird of a 2-channel turntable system. With the Planar 1 Plus' built-in Fono Mini phono preamp, it's ready to be connected via line-level RCA interconnects to the Audioengine 5+ powered speakers - you could be listening in mere moments from unpacking. We love this package as it is - there is no full turnable system on the market that sounds better for your dollar - but we also understand that discerning listeners will recognize the potential to upgrade the phono cartridge and/or the audio interconnects, both from which this system truly benefits. Scroll down to peruse some tried-and-true upgrades from Cardas, Ortofon, Sumiko, Kimber, and more.
Rega, On Their First Active Turntable - Planar 1 PlusWe 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; our engineers added a custom designed, high quality, moving magnet phonostage based around the multi-award winning What Hi-Fi? 5-Star Fono Mini. There's a Rega Fono Mini in my Planar 1 [Plus]!For the Planar 1 Plus, we 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 standard phono to phono cable (supplied) or phono to 3.5mm lead. Simply put, there is no need to purchase a standalone phono stage or use an amplifier with a built in stage. Your Planar 1 Plus will connect directly to any standard Line Level input (such as you would connect a CD player to).There are obvious audio advantages to housing the phono stage directly beneath the tonearm. The carefully shielded tonearm wire is soldered directly to the stage which prevents any unwanted pick up via the usual external cable between the arm and stage.All the Performance Benefits of Standard Planar 1The 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.
Audioengine 5+ (A5+) Premium Powered SpeakersAudioengine 5+ (A5+) Premium Powered Speakers deliver audiophile-quality sound and features at a price that continues to set the standard for affordable high-quality audio. Connect your iDevice, computer, TV, or any other audio component for great stereo sound in any room.Affordable AudioThe goal of Audioengine is to provide a high-end listening experience at affordable prices with easy to use, high-quality products. The Audioengine 5 powered speaker system was Audioengine’s flagship model and has become a best seller. The new A5+ has the same award-winning signature sound as the original A5 but includes customer-requested upgrades and features.VersatileWith custom Kevlar woofers, silk dome tweeters, and hand-built cabinets, the Audioengine 5+ includes a remote control, dual audio inputs and enhanced thermal management. You can charge your iDevice via the USB power port and also add a subwoofer to the variable output. Connect Audioengine 5+ to your computer’s headphone jack or pair with a USB DAC to achieve an even higher level of sound quality. The Audioengine 5+ works with any computer and there’s no software to install or settings to change.Easy SetupBuilt-in power amplifiers save space and eliminate the need to connect Audioengine 5+ to a stereo receiver or external power amp. Simply plug the left speaker into an AC outlet and connect the included speaker wire from the left to right speaker. All internal components of the A5+ are tuned together, providing a more efficient system requiring less power than passive speakers and amplifiers. With superior stereo separation and incredible imaging, A5+ has a clear sonic advantage over boomboxes or all-in-one systems.Small Speaker, Big BassYou won’t hear any enhanced super-mega-hyper-monster boomy bass from these powered speakers. As with the original A5, the low end from the A5+ is real bass, very near to the originally-recorded music. From rap to classical to movies, you’ll get tight, punchy bass with an awesome growl that will make you smile – regardless of the volume level.Hear the DifferenceThe Audioengine 5+ Premium Powered Speaker System delivers the audio performance and aesthetic quality expected from Audioengine and continues to close the gap between your computer music and home hi-fi. Even if you’re not an audio enthusiast we guarantee your music will sound better!
Rega Planar 1 Plus TurntableFeatures:Built-in phonostage - The built-in phono stage is a high specification pre-amplifier. It is designed to amplify the signal from a moving magnet cartridge to a suitable level for all line level inputs of an appropriate system or audio amplifier. This allows simple connection to a wide variety of products using either the standard twin phono to phono lead (supplied) or phono to 3.5 mm plug (not supplied) Tonearm - Brand new RB110 tonearm built with the new Rega designed, bespoke, zero play bearings with ultra-low friction performance (Patent Pending). New bias assembly and integrated arm clip. Includes automatic bias adjustment negating the need for the user to set bias, making this the most ‘Plug & Play’ turntable we have ever manufactured. New ergonomically, re-designed and stiffer headshell for improved usability and appearance Cartridge - Rega Carbon moving magnet cartridge supplied fitted as standard Motor - 24v, synchronous AC motor with a new motor PCB and aluminium pulley offering low noise and better speed stability. Plinth - Brand new Thermoset, gloss laminated plinth with vastly improved appearance and new ergonomically positioned on/off switch located on the underside. Two stunning plinth finishes available, gloss black and gloss white Central bearing housing - Re-designed brass main bearing, offering improved fit and removing stress on the bearing itself while minimising the transfer of potential energy (patent pending) Platter - 23mm, high mass, phenolic platter with improved flywheel effect for improved speed stability Re-designed feet - New improved feet to increase stability and reduce vibration transfer New motor cover tray with integrated cooling Balance weight - New 111g ‘Plug and Play’ balance weightTechnical:60 Hz: 24 V AC 0.129 mA maximum power consumption 3.1W Maximum output level (3.54 cm/s RMS 45 degrees CBS STR100 Band 6a and 7a): 370-410 mV Output impedance: 1 kΩ Frequency response (pre-amplifier only): 14 Hz (-3 dB Point) to 100 kHz (-0.6 dB Point) RIAA accuracy (pre-amplifier only): (100 Hz to 20 kHz) ± 0.4 dB typically better than ± 0.25 dB Pre-amplifier gain: 40 dB Pre-amplifier input loading: 47 kΩ in parallel with 220 pF SNR: -75 dB A-weighted ref maximum output. Power requirements: 60 Hz 24 V AC 0.129 mA 3.1W Dimensions (lid closed): H 11.7 x W 44.7 x D 36 cm Weight: 4.35kg
Audioengine 5+ (A5+) Powered SpeakersFeatures:25mm thick MDF cabinets 20mm silk dome tweeters with neodymium magnets 5" Kevlar woofers with advanced voice coils Torroidal power transformer USB power charging (ComboPort) 2 audio inputs Built-in power amps in left speaker Rear panel AC outlet Front panel volume control Kevlar woofers for super low end Silk tweeters for smooth highs Line level outputs High-quality speaker connectors Auto-sleep power saving mode Hand-finished cabinets Video shielded 3-year warranty All cables includedTechnical:Type:2.0 powered (active) bookshelf-style speaker system Power Output:150W peak power total (50W RMS / 75W peak per channel), AES Inputs:Dual 1/8" stereo mini-jacks Outputs:USB Type A (power charging only), RCA L/R audio (full-range, non-adjustable) Voltages:115/240V, 50/60Hz manually switchable Amplifier Type:Dual Class AB monolithic Drivers:5" Kevlar woofers, 20mm silk dome tweeters Signal-to-noise:>95dB (typical A-weighted)THD:<0.05% at all power settings Crosstalk:<50dbFrequency response:50Hz-22kHz +/-1.5dB Input impedance:10K ohms unbalanced Protection: Output current limiting, thermal over-temperature, power on/off transient protection Dimensions (each):10.0”(H) x 7.0” (W) x 7.75” (D) Weight (LEFT speaker):6.4Kg/14lbs Weight (RIGHT speaker):4Kg/9lbs Shipping weight:12.6Kg/27.75lbs per pair Shipping box dims:11.5” (W) x 14.5” (H) x 21.75” (L)Accessories:AC power cable 1/8" audio cable, 2 meters (~6.5ft) (2) 1/8" audio cables, 20cm (~8") 1/8" to RCA "Y" cable USB power extender cable, 1 meter (~3.28ft) Speaker wire (16AWG), 3.75 meters (~12.3ft) Drawstring cable bag Drawstring speaker bags (2) Setup Guide