For thePlanar 1 Plus, Rega wanted to optimize this circuit for ultimate performance so they have removed the USB interface and used the money saved to improve what was already a stunning phono stage.
The new built in stage offers the ability to connect thePlanar 1 Plusdirectly 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. YourPlanar 1 Pluswill connect directly to any standard Line Level input (such as you would connect a CD player to).
ThePlanar 1 Plusbenefits 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.