Planar 10 Turntable
Like its sibling, the Planar 8, the Planar 10 was inspired by the ultimate Rega turntable, the Naiad. Rega decided early on that instead of an evolution of the previous RP10, the new Planar 10 would be developed and engineered to encapsulate the essence of the Naiad at a more affordable price. The Planar 10 narrows the gap between itself and the Naiad even further by using more exotic materials, carefully selected to reduce mass and improve rigidity throughout the design. Innovations in hub bearing, sub platter, motor, and drive belt design have led to even greater accuracy in turntable speed which directly improves sonic performance.
The Planar 10 features Rega’s new RB3000 tonearm fitted with an improved, low mass, precision-bias housing. The company has pioneered a completely new, low-mass central hub bearing assembly with improved mechanical integrity. For the first time on a Rega production turntable, a ceramic top brace delivers ultimate rigidity and accuracy while simultaneously creating the perfect platform between tonearm and central bearing. Finally, this entirely new player is controlled by Rega’s most advanced electronic power supply housed in a brand-new, full-metal custom case designed to match the latest range of Rega electronics.
Double Brace Technology
“Mass absorbs energy - lost energy equals lost music”! A super lightweight plinth combined with a ceramic top brace and phenolic resin bottom brace mounted specifically where the increased rigidity is required (between the tonearm mounting and the main hub bearing) forms a structurally sound, “stressed beam,” assembly. This rigid plinth design prevents energy absorption and unwanted resonances which will add unnatural distortions to the music. Equally, heavier mass can transfer more unwanted energy such as motor or bearing noise directly into the rotating record. The tonearm and cartridge must to be able to read accurately, directly from the platter. This unique Rega double brace solution enables this. The use of braces instead of the complete skin allows increased thickness in these key areas, while providing further weight reduction to the plinth which directly addresses the issue of mass absorption and unwanted energy transmission.
24v Low-Noise Motor Assembly
The Planar 10 is the third Rega turntable constructed using their latest technology the ultra-lightweight Tancast 8 polyurethane foam core (a material developed for the aerospace industry). This material is sandwiched between two layers of HPL (high pressure laminate). HPL is exceptionally thin and extremely rigid. This new construction makes the new Planar 10 skeletal plinth 30% lighter than the original RP10 while offering increased rigidity over the previous model.
Hub Bearing Assembly
PL10 PSU Custom Matched Advanced Power Supply
EBLT Drive Belts
Dimensions in mm: Turntable
(with dust cover fitted)
Weight: 4.7 Kg
Dimensions: P10 PSU