Planar 1 PLUS
We asked ourselves, how do we make the most
successful turntable we have ever made sound better, be even easier
to use and be more accessible to a wider audience? The answer
was simple; our engineers added a custom designed, high quality,
moving magnet phono stage based around the multi-award winning What
Hi-Fi? 5 Star Fono Mini.
For the Planar 1 Plus, we wanted to optimize this
circuit for ultimate performance so we have removed the USB interface and
used the money saved to improve what was already a stunning
The new built in stage offers the ability to connect
the Planar 1 Plus directly 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. Your Planar 1 Plus will connect directly to any
standard Line Level input (such as you would connect a CD player to).
There are obvious audio advantages to housing the phono
stage directly beneath the tonearm. The carefully shielded
tonearm wire is soldered directly to the stage which prevents any unwanted
pick up via the usual external cable between the arm and stage.
The Planar 1 Plus benefits 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.
Stick on your favorite LP, sit back and enjoy!
Built-in Phono Stage
The built-in phono stage is a high specification pre-amplifier. It is
designed to amplify the signal from a moving magnet cartridge to a suitable
level for all line level inputs of an appropriate system or audio amplifier.
This allows simple connection to a wide variety of products using either the
standard twin phono to phono lead (supplied)
or phono to 3.5 mm plug (not supplied).
Brand new RB110 tonearm built with the new Rega designed, bespoke, zero play
bearings with ultra-low friction performance (Patent Pending). New bias
assembly and integrated arm clip. Includes automatic bias adjustment
negating the need for the user to set bias, making this the most ‘Plug &
Play’ turntable we have ever manufactured. New ergonomically, re-designed
and stiffer headshell for improved usability and appearance.
Rega Carbon moving magnet cartridge supplied fitted as standard.
24v, synchronous AC motor with a new motor PCB and aluminum pulley offering low
noise and better speed stability.
Brand new Thermoset, gloss laminated plinth with vastly improved appearance and
new ergonomically positioned on/off switch located on the underside. Two
stunning plinth finishes available, gloss black and gloss white.
Central Bearing housing
Re-designed brass main bearing, offering improved fit and removing stress on
the bearing itself while minimizing the transfer of potential energy. (Patent
23mm, high mass, phenolic platter with improved flywheel effect for
improved speed stability.
New improved feet to increase stability and reduce vibration transfer.
Motor cover tray
New motor cover tray with integrated cooling.
New 111g ‘Plug and Play’ balance weight.