This is our review of the Rega Planar 2 Turntable
Playing records is something that I have been doing for over a decade, from starting out in my bedroom, to playing out in clubs. I’m fortunate enough to have worked in a multitude of aspects of the music industry in this time too – and as such, I have spent a fair amount of time researching different turntables for different needs.
My friends and family often ask me about what is the right turntable for them. There are a number of factors that I look at when researching turntables, which can help you determine what is the right choice for you.
Overall we think this product combines a sleek aesthetic design with great sound and a simple setup.
Over this review, we will go through some of the key parts around the design of the Rega Planar 2, from the design, cartridge, tonearm to the pre-amp and overall sound from the turntable.
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Table of Contents
Rega is based in the South East of England, founded in 1973, ands they’re obsessed with the accuracy required to deliver high quality products.
|Weight||12 lb / 5.5kg|
|Dimensions||447 x 117 x 360 mm|
|Motor||24 V low noise motor|
|Cartridge||Factory fitted Carbon moving magnet cartridge|
The turntable delivers good sound quality, and its simple design and unique functionalities make it a turntable that many audiophiles will love.
Design & Build
People often overlook the aesthetic of a turntable; but to me, it’s still a hugely important factor – an ugly turntable can make you want to hide it rather than become a centrepiece in the room. For those who are fans of a minimal design, including myself, the Rega Planar 2 will not disappoint.
The Rega Planar 2 sports a high gloss acrylic laminated plinth, with newly redesigned feet to improve isolations and increase stability.
The Rega Planar 2 is a belt driven turntable, meaning that the motor is not directly placed under the platter.There is a lot of debate around whether belt drive or direct drive is the better system for turntables. With belt driven, there is more isolation from the motor’s vibrations; and for me, direct drive turntables are most useful for DJing and mixing records – so for audiophiles looking to listen to their favourite albums, a belt drive turntable fits the bill perfectly.