Rega Planar 3 50th Anniversary Edition
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Manufacturer part number: Rega Planar 3 50th Anniversary Edition
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To mark 50 years of audio innovation, Rega have released the Planar 3 50th Anniversary Edition. Supplied in a new Walnut effect finish, with a custom aluminium badge, it comes fitted with a hand made Exact MM cartridge and a hand tuned Neo PSU MK2. A smoked lid compliments the Walnut effect plinth.
The drive system uses Rega's reference drive belt and a custom CNC’d aluminium drive pulley (as used on Planar 6) to deliver the absolute best in performance and accuracy.
Although production numbers aren't limited, this special edition will only be produced through 2023 and will cease production in December 2023.
Stock update! Rega are currently nuilding the last 400 Planar 3 50th editions and we are expecting delivery through December and into the New Year.
Please call us on 0208 930 9933 to Pre-Order your collection.
- Walnut Effect plinth with custom aluminium badge
- RB330 Precision tonearm
- Exact MM cartridge factory fitted
- Neo turntable PSU MK2 included
- 24 V low noise, low vibration motor, hand tuned to the custom Neo PSU Mk2.
- Double brace technology
- 12 mm float glass opti-white polished platter
- CNC machined Planar 6 drive pulley for use with the Neo PSU.
- Supplied with a smoked dust cover as standard.
- Reference EBLT drive belt fitted as standard
- Anniversary Special Edition only available to buy during 2023
- Lifetime warranty against manufacture defects.
The RB330 tonearm was designed using the latest 3D CAD & CAM technology and is the culmination of more than 35 years of tonearm design experience. Featuring a brand-new bearing housing, and our latest tonearm tube designed using intelligent redistribution of mass ensure this arm will exhibit fewer points of possible resonance. Extreme stability with almost friction free movement from the new high precision bearing assemblies guarantees to gather more information from your vinyl than ever before.
Walnut effect, laminated plinth, with an ergonomically positioned power switch. Rega has pioneered the use of lightweight rigid plinths. Clever use of lightweight particulate core with a highly rigid phenolic resin skin became the foundations of the high level of performance achieved by the now iconic Planar range.
24 V low noise low voltage precision motor and PCB assembly, fitted with a custom CNC machined aluminium pulley.
DOUBLE BRACE TECHNOLOGY
3 mm phenolic bottom brace and metalized skin phenolic top brace. The 50th anniversary Planar 3 uses a lightweight laminated plinth strengthened using our double brace system. Mounted specifically where the increased rigidity is required (between the tonearm mounting and the main hub bearing) this forms a structurally sound “stressed beam” assembly. This rigid plinth design prevents energy absorption and unwanted resonance, which will add unnatural distortions to the music. Equally, heavier mass can transfer more unwanted energy, such as motor or bearing noise directly into the rotating record. The use of braces instead of the complete skin allows double thickness phenolic resin in these key areas while providing further weight reduction to the plinth which directly addresses the issue of mass absorption and unwanted energy transmission.
Rega designed patented brass main hub central bearing, improved fit and construction reducing stress on the bearing itself.