Rega

Planar 1 Plus Turntable
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All the features of the award-winning Planar 1 turntable with the addition of a built-in high quality MM phono stage, making this the ultimate ‘Plug and Play’ turntable.

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  • Rega Planar 1 Plus Overview

    This multi-award winning ‘Plug and Play’ design utilises the handmade RB110 tonearm, with pre-set bias and a factory fitted Carbon cartridge. Set-up is possible in under 30 seconds and delivers incredible performance well beyond its price point. Every single aspect of the Planar 1 has been meticulously designed to improve performance. For the first time the Planar 1 is now running a 24v, low noise, synchronous motor to reduce vibration transfer combined with the brand new RB110 tonearm fitted with Rega's bespoke zero play bearings.

    Only sharing the drive belt, sub platter and dust cover from the outgoing RP1, this is truly a new turntable for 2016.If you are looking to get back into vinyl and want serious performance that will last you a lifetime, then look no further.

  • Rega Planar 1 Plus Features

    • Integrated MM phono stage
    • EBLT Advanced drive belt fitted as standard
    • RB110 tonearm with ultra-low friction play bearings
    • Factory fitted Carbon moving magnet cartridge
    • Phenolic resin, flywheel effect platter
    • High quality, 24 V low noise synchronous motor
    • Lifetime warranty against manufacture defects
  • Rega Planar 1 Plus Specifications

    • Speeds:  33 and 45 RPM
    • Speed Selection Method:  Manually move belt from small to large pulley
    • Cartridge Installation:  Factory fitted
    • Tonearm Installation:  Factory fitted
    • Speed Tolerance:  -.2% to +.75% at 33 RPM (33.266 to 33.58 RPM)
    • Power Supply Model:  Rega PS2
    • Power Supply output voltage:  24  VAC
    • Power Supply output current:  100  mA
    • Motor:  brushless 24 V low noise, machine tuned
    • Motor pulley:  Aluminum with 33 and 45 RPM cogs
    • Platter:  Phenolic resin flywheel effect
    • Platter height:  23  mm
    • Subplatter:  Phenolic resin with stainless steel center
    • Bearing well:  Sintered bronze
    • Plinth construction:  melamine sandwich
    • Plinth finish:  Thermoset high pressure acrylic laminate
    • Plinth Feet:  Rubber Anti-Vibration
    • Drive Method:  Belt-drive
    • Belt Model:  Rega EBLT
  • Rega Planar 1 Plus RB110 Tonearm

    Hand-made in England

    The RB110 is purpose built for the Rega Planar 1 and Planar 1 Plus turntables. It is designed, engineered and hand-built at the Rega factory in England. The included 111g RB110 tonearm weight is pre-balanced so that when you snug it up against the back of the tonearm wand it will have the optimal tracking force pre-set for the Rega Carbon cartridge. This is a very nice feature because it means you don't need a tracking force guage, and if someone messes with the arm, you know you can just push this counterweight right up against the stop and have correct tracking force set.

    The RB110's anti-skate (aka bias) is fixed and set for the Rega Carbon cartridge as well. This relative unadjustability was done to keep the costs down and the quality up. The compromise is honestly a superb design decision as the Rega Carbon is an excellent cartridge to stick with for this table given its performance and the user-replaceable stylus.

    You can use other cartridges with this arm - they just need to have similar tracking and anti-skate needs, which in reality, for the lower-mid price range cartridges tend to be fairly similar. You can vary the tracking force on this arm by using a tracking force guage and just moving the tonearm weight further away from the stop at the tonearm pivot - so you can decrease it, but not increase it, which is just fine given the Rega Carbon cartridge is a moderately heavy tracker.

    Specifications

    • Make:  Rega
    • Model:  RB110
    • Wand Material:  Aluminum
    • Headshell type:  Bonded
    • Tracking Force Set:  Preset for Rega Carbon
    • Anti-Skate Type:  Fixed non-adjustable
    • Tonearm leads:  Built-in
    • Tonearm Phono cable:  Built-in
    • Tonearm counterweight:  111g, preset for Rega Carbon cartridge
  • Rega Planar 1 Plus Cartridge

    The Rega Carbon cartridge is optimized for use with the Rega Planar 1 and Planar 1 Plus turntables. It features a carbon stylus and a conical diamond tip. The conical profile tends to cede a little bit of resolution to more elaborate cartridge profiles but rewards in being an easier and more forgiving cartridge for a given tonearm and table. The cartridge has an extremely importand user-replaceable stylus which means that should the cartridge wear out or become damaged you only need to pop off the front piece (the stylus assembly) and snap a new one on. No setup required.

    • Cartridge:  Rega Carbon Moving Magnet (MM) cartridge
    • Cartridge output:  2.5  mV
    • Cartridge loading:  47  kOhm
    • Cartridge tracking force:  2.3  g
    • Cartridge cantilever:  Carbon
    • Cartridge tip profile:  conical
    • Cartridge stylus type:  user replaceable
    • Number Cartridge Bolts:  2
  • Rega Planar 1 Plus Dimensions and Weights

    • Height:  4.6  in
    • Width:  17.6  in
    • Depth:  14.7  in
  • Rega Planar 1 Plus Box Contents

    Following are the items that come in the box
    • Planar 1 Plus Turntable
    • Pre-mounted RB1100 tonearm
    • Pre-mounted Carbon cartridge
    • Rega PS2 Power supply
    • Bearing shipment protector
    • Removeable hinged Dust Cover
    • Setup Guide
  • Rega Planar 1 Plus Quick Start

    These are the steps to set up and play your new turntable.
    1. Carefully unpack the turntable. Always keeping it upright.
    2. Remove the packing card from beneath the sub platter and fit the platter and mat.
    3. Push the counterweight weight onto the rear of the tonearm until it reaches the stop point.
    4. Connect the power supply to the rear of the turntable.
    5. Connect the phono output cable to an appropriate phono stage.
    6. Carefully remove the stylus guard from the cartridge.
    7. Turn on the Planar via the on/off switch located on the underside of the plinth.
    8. Change the speed by moving the drive belt from the 33 1/3 and 45 steps of the pulley.
    9. Anti-Skate (aka bias) is automatically set on the RB110, so no setting is required.
    10. Set the volume on your receiver to zero - you don't need to do this every time, but it's a good safety precaution for first time play.
    11. Power the table up using the power button located on the underside of the plinth.
    12. Handling by the edges to avoid fingerprints place the record on the platter.
    13. If there is dust on the record, use a record dust brush (a microfiber cloth will work too) to remove dust.
    14. Unlock the tonearm holding collar - that little circular device that holds the tonearm locked when not in-use.
    15. Lift the silver queing lever to raise the tonearm.
    16. Move the tonearm so the needle is over the outer groove.
    17. Pull the queing lever forward to drop the arm, allowing the tonearm weight and lever weight to slowly drop. The lever will loosen up in time.
    18. Slowly turn the volume up on your receiver until music is playing at volume which makes you extremely happy.
  • Rega Planar 1 Plus Reviews

    Professional Reviews

    WHAT HI*FI - Rega Planar 1 Plus Review

    HI-Fi Choice - Vinyl's plus 1 by Ed Selley

  • Rega Planar 1 Plus Questions and Answers

    What is the difference between the Planar 1 and the Planar 1 Plus?

    The only difference is the Planar 1 Plus has a built-in phono stage.

    Do I need a phono stage with the Planar 1 Plus?

    The Planar 1 Plus already has a phono stage in it, so you do not need to purchase one. This provides a very neat and clutter-free option in an entry level but still audiophile grade turntable.

    How good is the internal phono stage of the Planar 1 Plus?

    When Rega designed the Planar 1 Plus, they began with the Planar 1 turntable and the Rega Fono Mini phono stage, removed the USB componet to keep costs down then installed that phono stage right into the Rega Planar 1 Plus. You definitely gain a little performance by having a very short wire from the tonearm to the input of the phono stage, but you may lose a little performance by having the phono stage circuit board share a power supply with the turntable. The vibrations of the turntable shaking the phono board circuit board are also a concern. In listening in our store, the performance of the Planar 1 with external Rega Fono Mini MM and the Planar 1 Plus are virtually indistinguishable.

    Do I need to buy an more cables to use the Planar 1 Plus?

    Yes, you will need a standard RCA interconnect cable to connect from the standard line-level rca outputs on the back of the Planar 1 to the standard line-level inputs on your receiver. You will not need what is known as a Phono Cable because there is actually one hidden inside of the Planar 1 Plus - it's the (very short) wire that comes out of the RB110 tonearm and directly into built-in phono stage. If you are using a Planar 1 Plus, make sure you use a regular RCA cable to plug into your receiver as those are designed to handle the higher voltages (around 1-2 volts) output by the phono stage rather than the tiny voltages (around .3 millivolts to 6.5 millivolts) appropriate for Phono Cables.

    If my receiver already has a phono stage, will I get better performance buying a Planar 1 plus vs a Planar 1?

    If you have a big box store home theater receiver, then you will probably get better sound from a Planar 1 Plus than a Planar 1 plugged into the receiver's phono stage. The reason being that the internal phono stage of most of these receivers is equivalent in performance to an entry level external $20 phono stage you would buy online. An entry level audiophile receiver will be a much closer call. In our store, the Planar 1 Plus sounds about as good as the internal phono stage in the Rega Brio integrated amplifier - if you're buying a Brio, we would encourage you to buy the Planar 1.

  • Rega Planar 1 Plus Video Overview

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