Rega Planar 10 Turntable with P10 PSU (Polaris Grey)


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SKU: Planar 10 Polaris Grey
Brand: Rega


Planar 10 turntable with P10 PSU (Phono Cartridges are an
available upgrade option with this listing)

The Planar 10 was inspired by the ultimate Rega turntable,
the Naiad. Built around our ultra-light skeletal plinth, constructed from
Tancast 8 core and covered in a high-pressure laminate (HPL) skin. The Planar
10 is the first production turntable to use ceramic bracing which provides the
ultimate rigid surface for mounting the precision reference RB3000 tonearm and
custom central bearing assembly.

The Ultimate in Rega Performance

The Planar 10 is also fitted with a bespoke ceramic oxide
platter which is diamond cut during manufacture for ultimate accuracy and speed
stability. The Rega 24 V synchronous motor is controlled by our most advanced
outboard power supply, the P10-PSU. This supply delivers the ultimate in motor
vibration reduction, electronic fine speed adjustment and the convenience of
electronic speed change. The Planar 10 is designed to deliver the ultimate in
Rega performance by extracting more information from the vinyl groove than ever


  • RB3000 tonearm
  • Apheta
    3 or Aphelion 2 factory fitted (optional)
  • Ceramic
    Oxide diamond cut platter
  • DB
    technology with ceramic top brace
  • Tancast
    8 foamcore plinth
  • P10
    custom matched PSU
  • Reference
    EBLT drive belt fitted as standard
  • Available
    in two matt finishes, Polaris grey and white (new for 2023)
  • Lifetime
    warranty against manufacture defects



The Planar 10 is the third Rega turntable constructed using
our latest technology the ultra-lightweight Tancast 8 polyurethane foam core (a
material developed for the aerospace industry). This material is sandwiched
between two layers of HPL (high-pressure laminate). HPL is exceptionally thin
and extremely rigid.

This new construction makes the new Planar 10 skeletal
plinth 30% lighter than the original RP10 while offering increased rigidity
over the previous model.


“Mass absorbs energy – lost energy equals lost music”! A
super lightweight plinth combined with a ceramic top brace and phenolic resin
bottom brace mounted specifically where the increased rigidity is required
(between the tonearm mounting and the main hub bearing) forms a structurally
sound, “stressed beam,” assembly.

This rigid plinth design prevents energy absorption and
unwanted resonances 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 tonearm and cartridge must be able to
read accurately, directly from the platter. This unique Rega double brace
solution enables this.

The use of braces instead of the complete skin allows
increased thickness 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 is renowned for the quality of its tonearm bearing
assemblies. In particular the accurate manufacturing of our bearing housing and
bearing spindles. Technical characteristics such as “roundness” and
“parallelity” are critical.

Over the past three years, Rega has found a new
manufacturing process which improves on all these characteristics resulting in
a micron perfect bearing fit. The RB3000 is the first Rega arm to benefit from
these improvements. The entire tonearm structure is designed to have the minimum
of mechanical joints while using the stiffest materials in all critical areas.

The tolerance of the RB3000 tonearm is so tight that no
adhesive is used at any point throughout the construction. Our latest low mass,
precision engineered, vertical bearing assembly has been manufactured to
further complement the inherent design philosophy of the Planar 10 turntable.

The RB3000 tonearm uses our advanced, preloaded zero
tolerance bearing assembly adjusted to less than 1000th of a mm. This gives
friction-free movement and zero levels of unwanted play. Simply put,
friction-free bearings with no play enable ridges in the record groove of less
than a micron to be read.

The RB3000 also uses our latest award-winning, aluminum,
Rega arm tube (each one of which is meticulously hand polished, keeping mass to
an absolute minimum) which was redesigned to redistribute mass and further
reduce stresses and resonances. This advanced design tube increases the
stiffness and rigidity of the overall assembly whilst reducing stress on the
bearings even further.


This latest design demonstrates attention to detail and
modern CNC engineering advances. This allows new compromises, bringing Rega’s
main bearing design closer than ever to the unachievable ideal.

The Planar 10 uses a new low mass central bearing assembly.
A single piece machined aluminum sub-platter and hardened tool steel spindle
run inside a custom brass housing designed with improved mechanical integrity.
The complete assembly is cleverly mounted within the chassis to eradicate
unwanted potential energy being transferred or stored in the plinth.


The P10 uses a custom ceramic, flywheel effect platter. The
platter is produced from ceramic oxide powder which is compressed, fired and
diamond cut to ensure perfect accuracy and flatness across the surface. The
latest platter features a modified construction with improved coupling to the


The Planar 10 uses Rega’s latest generation, 24 V,
synchronous, low vibration motor technology. Uniquely mounted using the highest
level of coupling while retaining higher vibration isolation than any previous
model, this new motor mounting technique (mounted from the bottom) has been
taken directly from the ultimate Rega turntable, the Naiad. This unique
mounting method removes all stress from the motor body whilst holding the drive
pulley perfectly still. This enables better speed stability and accuracy from
the turntable.

The reduced vibration and more rigid mounting delivers
superior drive from the new EBLT drive belts. Each motor is hand-tuned to match
its own custom-matched PL10 PSU power supply before fitting to the turntable to
optimize the anti-vibration circuit.


For three years Rega has been researching and developing
with chemists the use of a bespoke new rubber compound for drive belts. Using a
specialized curing system, the new drive belt offers superior consistency of
modulus (a constant representing the degree to which a substance has a
particular property, especially elasticity).

These new belts are manufactured on Rega designed, state of
the art, super-accurate tools (inspired by working with the manufacturer of
high-tech Formula 1 engine parts) which produce ‘perfectly round’ and
‘dimensionally accurate’ belts, critical for perfect speed stability.


The PL10 PSU offers the ultimate in motor control stability,
convenient electronic speed change, advanced anti-vibration control and user
adjustable electronic fine speed adjustment to ensure total accuracy and
control over the life of the motor.

Housed in Rega’s latest custom-designed case, the PL10 PSU
is dedicated to running our 24v, low noise motor as quietly and as accurately
as possible. The speed and control of the motor is achieved by using a new DSP
(Digital Signal Processing) generator built upon a high stability crystal. This
device will divide the accurate square wave from the crystal to the exact
frequency required to turn the platter at the selected speed.

The DSP core will also generate a near perfect sinusoidal
waveform to power the motor. Factory set vibration removal and fine speed
adjustments are then made to the power supply to tune each motor for optimal


The outer frame of the previous model has now been removed
and a new stylish, removable, single piece dustcover has been introduced
further reducing the overall mass of the turntable.


Planar 10 Turntable Dimensions (W x H x D)
420 x 115 x 350 mm (with dust cover fitted)

P10 PSU Dimensions (W x H x D)
218 x 80 x 320 mm

Turntable Weight
4.7 kg

P10 PSU Weight
3 kg

Additional information

Weight 0.00000000 lbs
Cartridge Option

Installed Aphelion 2 Reference Level MC Moving Coil Cartridge, Installed Apheta 3 MC ($2000 Value), Without Cartridge


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