Exploring the Best in Turntable Technology: The Rega Planar 1 Plus


In the July edition of HiFi Choice magazine, be sure to take a look at the review of the six "debut" deck turntables, where the Rega Planar 1 Plus comes out on top. It's a win you won't want to miss! After that, why not grab a record and have a listen at Castle Sound & Vision, Nottingham's exclusive Rega dealer?

In the world of music enthusiasts, the thrilling resurgence of vinyl records has ignited a fresh wave of interest in turntables. With a myriad of options available, the quest for the perfect turntable can be exhilarating. However, the July edition of HiFi Choice magazine has illuminated the latest ‘debut’ deck turntables, and one model has emerged as a thrilling choice—the Rega Planar 1 Plus.

The Rega Planar One Plus has garnered acclaim for its exceptional performance and design. HiFi Choice magazine’s review has praised its impressive sound quality, ease of use, and value for money, ultimately ranking it as the top choice.

In the entry-level turntable market, there is a significant demand for complete packages that streamline the process of playing LPs. Rega’s Planar 1 Plus, an all-in-one vinyl solution, is a perfect answer to this demand. It integrates the cartridge and phono stage preamps, relieving you of the hassle of assembling multiple components and allowing you to focus on the pure joy of vinyl playback. 

Rega introduces the Planar 1 Plus, an all-in-one vinyl solution based on their acclaimed Planar 1 turntable, featuring a belt-driven unsuspended design with a sub platter. This innovative model aims to offer an accessible yet high-quality vinyl experience for enthusiasts of all budgets.

The Plus version is virtually identical to the Planar 1 sibling, distinguished only by a ‘Plus’ script under the P1 logo on the plinth. It exudes a sense of proportion, making it look fundamentally correct, and offers a simplicity that will appeal to vinyl fans of all types.

The build quality is highly respectable for the price, and the setup is extremely straightforward. The internal phono stage is impressively quiet and should be sufficient for most setups.

The Rega Planar 1 Plus turntable demonstrates the benefits of a well-matched cartridge and phono stage. It handles various music genres confidently, providing an engaging and emotionally captivating listening experience. However, it may struggle with congested tracks at high levels. Overall, it performs well with a wide range of vinyl conditions.

The Planar 1 Plus by Rega sets a new standard for hassle-free turntables, delivering high-quality analogue playback without compromise. It’s the perfect entry-level option for those seeking a clear upgrade path.


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