Rega will be launching a new Planar 2 was developed over the past two years alongside the recently released Planar 3. It features the brand new RB220 tonearm which is packed with ‘groundbreaking’ new features. A new 24 volt, low noise motor, acrylic laminated plinth, newly designed central bearing.
The RB220 incorporates new ultra low friction, Rega designed, bespoke, zero play ball bearings (Patent Pending), housed within a brand new, stiffer and lighter bearing housing which was developed with an automatic bias setting, negating the need for the user to set bias. This makes the P2 almost completely plug and play apart from simple arm balancing. The new housing also includes an integrated arm clip and uses Rega's latest custom aluminium arm tube.
The Planar 2 has an 11mm self securing, brass bearing (Patent Pending) which offers an improved fit and less stress on the bearing, preventing energy transfer in the process.
Its high gloss acrylic laminated plinth is stiffer and is vastly improved in appearance with ergonomically positioned (under plinth) power switch. Two plinth finishes are available at launch: gloss black & gloss white
New 24v low noise, low vibration motor assembly and new PCB.
New float glass ‘Optiwhite’ 10mm improved accuracy platter.
Re-designed feet – New improved foot assembly to increase stability and reduce vibration transfer.
Carbon cartridge – supplied as standard on all Planar 2’s for simple plug and play convenience.
Motor cover tray – with integrated cooling.
Optional lid / plinth protectors – supplied to prevent marks on the plinth and keep it looking its best.
Instructions – Easy to use multi-lingual quick start guide for easy set up.
Packaging – New improved packaging.
The P2 will be available in May at an RRP of £375.