Rega Planar 6 Turntable w/ Neo TT-PSU
Inspired by Innovations of the RP8 & RP10The Planar 6 is built around the huge success of the RP8 and RP10 turntables. It is the first new Rega turntable to be constructed with an ultra lightweight Tan-Cast 8 polyurethane foam core plinth (a material developed for the aerospace industry) . This material is sandwiched between a new HPL (high pressure laminate). HPL is exceptionally thin whilst extremely rigid and is presented in a stunning Polaris matt grey finished with high gloss polymer black edge trim.
Loaded with FeaturesThe Planar 6 now benefits from a single piece, machined aluminum sub-platter, a new 24v motor hand tuned and matched to its own NEO power supply and custom drive pulley fitted with our upgrade drive belt as standard.
Neo PSUThe Neo PSU uses the RP10 DSP (digital signal processing) generator built upon a high stability crystal. The DSP generator will divide the accurate signal from the crystal to the exact frequency required to turn the platter at the selected speed. The DSP generator will also produce a near perfect sinusoidal waveform to drive the motor. This, along with an efficient drive amplifier, generates a 24V AC balanced signal of less than 0.15% distortion, which is completely un-affected by any changes in the mains/line voltage and conditions. This then drives the turntables anti-vibration circuit, which is situated beneath the turntable.
What Hifi ReviewWhat marks this new Rega Planar 6/Ania out from its rivals (and the older RP6/Exact model) is that it doesn’t go for immediacy to grab your attention. ‘Boldness’ isn’t put to the forefront - instead its party-piece is the unnerving ability to juggle balance, subtlety and timing in the most understated way. It’s a frankly astonishing refined and mature sound. Some of that is down to the moving-coil cartridge’s inherent characteristics, but this overall package more than justifies its higher pricing.
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Ratings & Reviews
by Jamie R
Returning to vinyl after a decade-long hiatus, and with Brian at Needle Doctor as my upgrade Sherpa, I settled on the Rega 6 with Neo PSU, Ania MC cart and matched Rega phono stage.
Set up was simple, taking under 30 minutes including unpacking and cabling. Cartridge was pre-installed and aligned; I had only to set tracking force (about 1.8 for now).
First up was DiMeola, McLaughlin, DeLucia’s “Friday Night San Francisco”.
With no burn in / break in, I was absolutely THERE. Clarity is amazing, truly brilliant with no discernible coloration of any kind.
Amazingly, despite the fantastic resolution, background noise was all but eliminated.
Just blown away.