Rega RP3 Turntable
Winner of "Editor's Choice" and "Golden Ear" Awards from The Absolute Sound
The Rega RP3 was designed and engineered to achieve
outstanding performance far beyond the expectations of an
affordably-priced turntable. Excellent build quality, reliability and
ease of use combine to make a product which will offer a lifetime of
musical enjoyment. By omitting unnecessary gimmicks, Rega was able to concentrate the manufacturing costs on the high quality parts necessary for accurate LP reproduction. The RP3 is fitted with a brand new hand assembled RB303 tonearm,
precision main bearing and a low vibration low noise 24v motor assembly
which is individually hand tuned to its circuit to further reduce
"[The RP3] is arguably among this company's finest
efforts...lower noise, wider dynamic range, deeper bass, and more detail
that make this design one of audio's great values."
– The Absolute Sound, Golden Ear Award
DB Technology (Double Brace Technology)
"Mass absorbs energy - lost energy equals lost music"! Rega has
pioneered the use of lightweight rigid plinths. Clever use of
lightweight particulate core with a highly rigid phenolic resin skin
became the foundations of the high level of performance achieved by the
now iconic Planar turntable range. The RP3 takes this design philosophy
to the next level. A super lightweight plinth combined with a phenolic
resin double 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 use of braces instead of the complete skin allows
double thickness phenolic resin in these key areas while providing
further weight reduction to the plinth which directly addresses the
issue of mass absorption and unwanted energy transmission.
"The RP3 stands as one of the best price/performance ‘tables on the
market today...Enthusiastically recommended."
– Jeff Dorgay, Tone Audio
RB303 Tonearm - Making the best better
Designed using the latest 3D CAD & CAM technology the new RB303 is
the culmination of more than 30 years of tonearm design experience. Due
to advances in technology we have been able to fine tune the iconic RB300 tonearm
design. Featuring a brand new tube with increased rigidity to the
bearing housing, arm carrier and headshell coupled with intelligent
redistribution of mass ensure this arm will exhibit fewer points of
possible resonance. Extreme stability with almost friction free movement
from the high precision bearing assemblies guarantee to gather more
information from your vinyl than ever before.
Recent developments in coil winding techniques have allowed Rega to use their innovative parrallel wound coil in the Elys 2.
This technique uses approximately one third less wire than previous
models, thus producing a more efficient and reduced mass cartridge. This
MM cartridge sounds extremely fast and detailed, while being true to Rega's natural musicality. Highly recommended on any turntable, but for Rega owners, it's a no-brainer recommendation.
"For $1095, the RP3-RB303-Elys 2 combo is a plug'n'play package that's beautifully built, well engineered, and sounds wonderful. It's easy to recommend -- and I do!"
– Michael Fremer, Stereophile
- RB303 tonearm
- Double brace technology
- Light weight plinth design
- 24v low noise low vibration hand tuned motor assembly
- 3 high quality plinth finishes
- Includes removable dust cover
- Elys 2 cartridge factory fitted