Rega Planar 6 Turntable w/ Neo TT-PSU
The Planar 6 has one goal, to reproduce your vinyl as accurately as possible. We have engineered every aspect of this turntable to extract as much detail from the vinyl surface as possible. Advanced materials and engineering solutions have been used throughout the design to ensure the greatest level of performance.The Neo PSU offers electronic speed change, advanced anti-vibration control and user adjustable electronic fine speed adjustment only found on the RP10 until now.
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.
NEO power supply Super lightweight foam core plinth Plinth laminate: new Polaris HPL (high pressure laminate) Non-marking matt finish scratch resistant high rigidity skin Available in one finish ‘Polaris Grey’ matt finish with high gloss black polymer edge trim Upgrade white drive belt fitted as standard Custom dual layer smoked / clear float glass platter Single piece aluminium sub platter Custom machined high precision drive pulley Patent pending, ultra-low friction central brass hub Rega’s double brace technology, with integral custom matched aluminum tonearm Hub pillars to ensure maximum rigidity and accuracy RB330 handmade precision tonearm with custom stainless weight New high spec Rega 24v low noise synchronous motor hand-matched to NEO for optimal performance New smoked dust cover New aluminum foot trims and Planar style feet
Planar 6 width: 448mm Depth: 365mm Height: 120mm (dustcover closed) Weight 5.2kg Neo PSU width: 180mm Depth: 155m Height: 50mm Weight: 0.6Kg Planar 6: RB330 with zero tolerance bearings, vertical bearing housing redesigned to increase strength, new bias housing, improved wiring RP6: RB303 (anyone who has compared RP3 to Planar 3 will tell you the RB330 is a major step forward in the long-arc of Rega arms)
Planar 6: Tancast 8 foam core with Polaris high-pressure laminate skin RP6: MDF core with multi-layer acrylic paint
Planar 6: Dual-layer Optiwhite/Pilkinton float glass platter RP6: Dual layer float glass platter, tined
Planar 6: single-piece machined aluminum hub with cold welded spindles; interlocking compression-free main bearing well RP6: phenolic hub w/ machined aluminum adapter; compression-fitted bearing well
Planar 6: bespoke low-noise 24V twin-phase motor with custom spindle; white reference belt included RP6: generic 24V twin phase motor (as seen in RP3); black standard belt included
Planar 6: Neo PSU with DSP-based sinewave generator and high precision crystal clock oscillator, based on RP10 PSU; user adjustable speed RP6: TT-PSU with analog-based clock; non-adjustable
Planar 6: thicker phenolic, aluminized top, interlocked with main bearing and tonearm mount for higher rigidity RP6: phenolic, aluminized top
Planar 6: ultra-lightweight, high stiffness hollow cones made from Santoprene rubber, aluminum reinforcement trim rings RP6: heavy rubber and aluminum feet (better than the feet that proceeded, nowhere near as good at isolation as new style)
Planar 6: tinted Perspex RP6: clear Perspex
Rega Planar 6 vs. RP6Tonearm: