Rega Planar 3 + Elys 2 Test

The predecessor was RP Rega 3 and was fine and dandy. Now, his successor occurs Rega Planar 3. Re gas of new threesome has much more to offer than just a new name, as shown in the test of the turntable.

Right front, logo, which have different looks. With gentle curves in the combination “P3” instead of the canteen used “RP3” at the time. And left front – there’s nothing more now. The on / off switch is moved with the new model on the underside of the chassis. Need to know how to start the machine. Like with its predecessor handy trainings camp can happen, because even the new threesome of Rega is trimmed on plug’n ‘ play. While the English and their German sales call the predatory pricing of just 800 euros, for the device tested audio pickup 950 euro.

But apart from the now still once clearly schmucker coming therefore chassis manufacturer has tuned even several inner values. So that he also numerically ascending “FP4” would have can baptize his new place now “planar 3”. However: The motor – down chassis flanged and powered by a power supply unit – the same remains, where according to Rega, a revised drive circuit should give more consistency the synchronous runner.

The so-called phase-gate circuit allows the ultimate tuning also the new threesome: the connection of external power supply Rega TT PSU, now with the additional R. In the Kistlein, a generator from the now pretty Kinky power creates two clean, offset voltages the motor without further misadventures can turn into constant rotation. And in two selectable speeds. At the normal Planar 3 it is necessary as before the main plate remove and then kill the round belt on the motor pulley diameter on the other.

Where the 12 millimeter thick float glass plate not only visually, but also haptically pleases. For the game operation, however, one should put the enclosed black felt mat, or choose one of the alternatives offered not only by Rega numerous. That dampens the plate can be heard. Apropos: A slightly built “Board player” is traditionally also the new Planar 3, but the chassis bracing and reinforcement, as well as the three freshly manicured feet should immunize continue against air and noise. Principle applies to Rega since its founding by Roy Gandy (the “ga” in the company name) 1973: slightly built comes easily.

Pickup

The built-in cartridge goes back “only” until the year 1988: since the Elys first saw the light of the analog world for the first time. The evolution 2, even a moving-magnet-classic sitting in the Planar 3. But with a minimal Macke: on the standard port, the high-frequency response is not quite the ideal. Probably the one who there has an MM phono pre-amplifier with adjustable capacity.

Just to pickup try, the Planar outright challenge 3: because he has a secret star on right wing with the brand new tonearm RB 330. The 9-inch Radialo is expected – as the author of “not very appropriately” far out of the window leans – extremely expensive, extremely demanding pickups “very appropriately” lead through the grooves. But in the test so the complete team.

Hearing test

And that was already reason to cheer. Beautiful ausgephast first in the power connector and beautiful horizontally aligned – one should be necessarily bother – the Planar 3 stormed off properly. The jazz ensemble with the beautiful name train makes digital explosion – his label Shoebill only vinyl or HiRes–especially the second part of his name made all honor. Rarely one has listen Los shred drums as dynamic a player of this price class.

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But also crunchy pop songs such as Billy Joels “You May Be Right” of the 45 on two to cut album “Glass Houses” tore us almost from the seats. The incredibly intense “Jubilee Street” by Nick Cave (from “push the sky away”) formally moved one with it. The characteristic Grummler voice and the beautiful background were as calculated in the room. And who cares the somewhat bright sound colors lighting, which should experience with other pickups still downright miraculous.

Conclusion

It was almost already dangerous: still no complete turntable under 1000 euro of the high class came so close. And the arm is good enough to achieve even higher spheres with still better Abt asters. The Planar 3 deserves a big recommendation. Really thick, it comes with my Tuning Tip: with the external power supply Rega TT PSU-R for 380 euros also this player yet amazingly puts to. The Planar 3 is already prepared for this sound-doping. Let’s see what puts together enterprising German distributor for a package.

 

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Rega Planar 3 + Elys 2 im Test

Rega Planar 3 + Elys 2 im Test

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Rega Planar 3 Elys 2 Platines vinyle hi-fi

Rega Planar 3 Elys 2 Platines vinyle hi-fi

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Rega Planar 3 + Elys 2 im Test – connect

Rega Planar 3 + Elys 2 im Test – connect

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Rega Planar 3

Rega Planar 3

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Rega Planar 3 Elys 2 Platines vinyle hi-fi

Rega Planar 3 Elys 2 Platines vinyle hi-fi

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Rega Planar 3 Elys 2 Platines vinyle hi-fi

Rega Planar 3 Elys 2 Platines vinyle hi-fi

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Rega Planar 3 Plattenspieler mit RB 330 Tonarm hochgl. rot ...

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Rega Planar 3/Elys2 i Trusted Review

Rega Planar 3/Elys2 i Trusted Review

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Rega Planar 3 Turntable

Rega Planar 3 Turntable

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Rega RP3 plus Elys 2 cartridge

Rega RP3 plus Elys 2 cartridge

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Test-Fazit: Rega Planar 3

Test-Fazit: Rega Planar 3

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Test: Rega Planar 3 2016 – Plattenspieler

Test: Rega Planar 3 2016 - Plattenspieler

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Rega Planar 3 Plattenspieler mit RB 330 Tonarm hochgl. rot …

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Rega Planar 3 Plattenspieler mit RB 330 Tonarm hochglanz ...

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