Rega RP3 Turntable

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Rega has been making turntables for a long time, and the RP3 is proof that Rega is not resting on its laurels or simply tinkering with old technology. This is a strikingly modern and clean looking design featuring a phenolic double-braced plinth and belt-driven clear acrylic platter. The newly designed tonearm was fine-tuned using computer modeling for minimal resonance, and has a friction-free range of motion due to its precision bearings.

The RP3 incorporates a 24V DC motor for minimal noise and improved pace (timing accuracy) as compared to lower voltage DC units. Although most audiophiles only play LPs that spin at 33 1/3 RPM, you'll need to purchase the additional Rega TT PSU if you want to play 45s without removing the platter and moving the belt on the pulley. Otherwise, changing speeds takes a moment, but is a simple task.

This is a player that was designed to bring out every nuance in the music, with a sweet and natural midrange, at a great price. It has that Rega quality. Either with the recommended Elys 2 moving magnet cartridge, or with a cartridge of your choosing, you cannot go wrong with the Rega RP3.Rating: 5/5

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