Rega, Planar 2 "Vintage" Turntable
Rega has been hand-building hifi products in England for over 40 years. One of their first major hits was the Rega Planar series of turntables. The system design originated 1977 and has been ever-so-slightly modified and improved over the years. The Planar 2 in particular has been a favorite mid-level turntable for someone looking to improve their gear and enjoy a nice, clean aesthetic. Unlike other manufacturers, Rega's turntable plinths are generally lightweight, which in theory reduces resonances by reducing the overall mass that carries those resonances.
This unit features a tinted dust cover which is in excellent condition; a lightweight aluminum "S" tone arm; glass platter; thick black rubber mat; real walnut plinth and a terrific Ortofon, Red cartridge. The "Red" uses a spherical tip and lightweight moving magnet design. It tracks well on both good and not-so-good records, and has excellent dynamics.
Demos are available at our Lawrence, MA showroom.
$599 (plus applicable sales tax)
Unfortunately, standard commercial shipping is not available on turntables.