The new Rega Planar 3 is due to be shown at the Bristol HiFi Show at the end of February. It will start to become available at the end of March 2016. Full circle? Just the name, really.  Back to basics and a retro logo to boot!

Available in high gloss white or black.

New features:

NEW RB330 tonearm – featuring new bias assembly, redesigned stiffer vertical bearing housing, integrated arm clip, and improved spring housing with easier to read numbers, complete new low capacitance phono cable and Neutrik plugs. Improved lower friction precision horizontal and vertical bearings and a new design 100g mild steel balance weight.

Plinth – High gloss acrylic laminated plinth, stiffer and vastly improved appearance, ergonomically positioned power switch. Two plinth finishes at launch: gloss black & gloss white

Bearing housing – Re-designed brass main central bearing, improved fit and construction reducing stress on the bearing itself.

Sub platter – Re-designed sub platter, improved accuracy and improved stiffness.

Platter – New float glass ‘Optiwhite’ polished rim 12mm – Improved accuracy in manufacture and stunning looks.

Re-designed feet – New improved feet assembly to increase stability and reduce vibration transfer.

Motor cover tray – with integrated cooling.

Motor PCB – Redesigned PCB and assembly method.

Top brace – New phenolic aluminium skin

Bottom brace – Increased thickness rigidity 3mm phenolic brace

Optional lid / plinth protectors – supplied to prevent marks on the plinth and keep it looking its best.


For the launch of this product new complex test apparatus designed by Rega will be installed for all test procedures offering tighter test parameters than ever before.


The basic deck is priced at £550 with the package deal with Elys 2 at £625