Rega Planar 8 Turntable
The Planar 8The Planar 8 was inspired by the ultimate Rega turntable, the 'Naiad'. We decided early on that instead of an evolution of the previous RP8, the new Planar 8 was to be developed and engineered to encapsulate the essence of 'Naiad' at an affordable price. Our aim was to deliver a level of performance far beyond what has been achieved at this price point before.
Every aspect of the Planar 8 is engineered to extract as much detail from the vinyl surface as possible. We have used the most advanced materials and engineering solutions built around a supremely lightweight plinth to ensure the greatest level of performance. The Planar 8 is supplied with the new RB880 tonearm and Neo PSU as standard which offers electronic speed change, advanced anti-vibration control and user adjustable electronic fine speed adjustment to ensure total accuracy and control over the motor. The outer frame of the previous model has now been removed and a new stylish, removable, single piece dustcover has been introduced further reducing the overall mass of the turntable.
The Planar 8 is available with the recommended Ania or Apheta 2 MC cartridges factory fitted at an attractive package price, or with no cartridge. Also note that the new smaller footprint of the Planar 8 will not fit on the current Rega turntable wall bracket. We have developed a new lightweight custom Planar 8 wall bracket for this model.
RB880 TonearmRega has introduced an improved vertical bearing assembly constructed using an aluminium and stainless-steel, low mass assembly with vastly improved stability and rigidity. This tonearm uses Rega's advanced preloaded zero tolerance bearing assembly adjusted to less than 1/1000th of a mm.
Power SupplyThe Neo PSU offers a smooth power supply, an advanced anti-vibration circuit, and fine electronic speed adjustment.
Super Flywheel PlatterThe Planar 8 uses a 3-piece laminated glass platter which is the result of collaboration with a British glass engineering company. This brand new platter is constructed from two different high quality Pilkington glasses.
Dimensions (Planar 8): Width 420mm, Depth 315mm, Height 125mm Weight (Planar 8): 4.2Kg Dimensions (Neo PSU): Width 180mm, Depth 155m, Height 50mm Weight (Neo PSU):0.6Kg