Saturday, February 21, 2015

Back to turn table - Rega RP1

I bought a rega planar 3 back in 1987, 
been a goon servant until its demise not too long ago. I was aroubd AmCorp Mall a few weeks back looking at the rega models and something inside me felt like I should go and look at my old LPS and listen to them again.

And the basic RP1 suits my purpose.... with a plastic platter unlike the Rega3 which is glass.


RP1 Turntable
This multi-award winning turntable is designed and engineered to achieve outstanding performance way beyond the expectations of a product at this price point. The minimalist design of the RP1 and the use of extremely high quality components throughout ensure this amazing product will deliver unrivalled performance for the price. Excellent build quality, reliability and the ease of use of this ‘plug and play’ design, combine to make a product guaranteed to offer a lifetime of musical enjoyment. The only thing entry level about the RP1 is the price.

Product Details
Using a manual speed change rather than an automatic mechanism eliminates speed inconsistencies and reduces wear of the drive belt. The money we save is spent across the design, including a new hand assembled RB101 Tonearm, precision main bearing, phenolic resin platter and a high quality low vibration motor which would normally be used on a turntable costing two or three times the amount.

The minimalist design of the Rega RP1 and the use of extremely high quality components ensure that this turntable will last for many years. The RP1 was the first in a new generation of Rega ‘RP’ turntables, all offering far greater performance than their predecessors.

Technical Specification
  • Plug and Play design, set-up in less than thirty seconds.  
  • Hand assembled RB101 tonearm.  
  • High quality, low vibration motor. 
  • Phenolic resin, flywheel effect platter.  
  • Factory fitted Carbon moving magnet cartridge.

Performance Pack upgrade available factory fitted or as an aftermarket upgrade pack (optional). 
**NB. Performance Pack supplied as standard with Union Flag Edition.

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