Rega RP6 Turntable
Remarkably Innovative - Reference-Level Performance at a Reasonable Price
Rega's new RP6 turntable brings the outstanding performance of a higher-end table down to an affordable price. The sleek, streamlined RP6 features
no superfluous gimmicks or distractions. This elegantly minimalist
design, centered around a lightweight, yet very rigid plinth, maintains superior build quality and incredibly accurate sound reproduction. A marked step up from Rega's innovative RP3 table, the RP6 offers a cleaner, more powerful performance. The RP6 is fitted with a hand-assembled RB303 tonearm,
a precision main bearing, Rega's new "stress-beam" assembly, and a low-vibration, low-noise 24v motor
assembly which is individually hand-tuned to its circuit to further
The RP6's innovative design and Rega's use of extremely high quality components
ensure that your turntable will last for decades. This 'table produces that analog magic that made Rega one of the world's most respected turntable manufacturers.
"The RP6 lays into the bass texture...if your
system has good low-frequency capability, you’ll notice the extra
authority the RP6 musters. As for the midrange? Ditto."
– Jeff Dorgay, Tone Audio
Designed using the latest 3D CAD technology, the new RB303 tonearm
is the culmination of more than 30 years of design experience.
Essentially a fine-tuned upgrade to the iconic RB300 tonearm, the RB303
features a brand new tube which has increased rigidity to the bearing
housing, arm carrier and headshell. Coupled with intelligent
redistribution of mass, this ensures that 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.
"The RP6 is highly able when it comes to reproducing the space in a recording; you can hear plenty of reverb on kick drums alongside their intrinsic power...This in the context of dense music with plenty of energy, a result that betters what I've heard from a number of more fashionable tables...The combination of effortlessness with resolution is beguiling."
– Jason Kennedy, HiFi Choice
The compact TT-PSU power supply uses a high stability crystal
locked low distortion sine wave generator. This, along with an efficient
drive amplifier fed from a stabilized DC power supply, generates a 24V
AC balanced signal of less than 0.05% distortion, which is completely
unaffected by any changes in the mains/line voltage and conditions. This
then drives the improved Rega anti-vibration circuit built into the RP6 motor
PCB. The aluminum top hub adapter is manufactured to the highest
tolerance and uses a six point mounting system to ensure the platter and
vinyl is presented as flat as possible to the stylus.
"The RP6 was able to present a convincing musical performance
cleanly and simply, unfazed by the limitations of a particular
record...Confidently offering a sonic uplift over the RP3, the RP6 seems
to tread sure-footedly through the most difficult musical territory,
unencumbered by any audible baggage of its own."
– Steve Harris, HiFi News
"Mass absorbs energy - lost energy equals lost music!" Clever use of a
lightweight particulate core with a highly rigid phenolic resin skin
became the foundations of the high level of performance achieved by Rega's now iconic Planar turntable range. The latest generation of Rega turntables
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
"The RP6 delivers an increased sense of power, depth of harmonic richness, and percussive force, all with notable ease and gracefulness. What the RP6 ultimately delivers is what Rega fans have always treasured above all else, a gateway to a highly involving, long-term musical relationship with our vinyl collections."
– Wayne Garcia, The Absolute Sound
The RP6 features an innovative two piece platter design
constructed from float glass. Manufactured using a complex and labor
intensive invisible UV curing bond technique the secondary ring platter
is permanently bonded to the underside of the main platter. The extra
ring adds mass to the outer circumference which increase the natural
flywheel effect of the platter improving speed stability, accuracy and
The RP6 includes a hinged dustcover which is easily removable for maximum sonic performance.
The motor is a high specification, 24V twin phase synchronous unit
which has the anti vibration circuit hand tuned to each motor and is
controlled by Rega's unique and innovative TT-PSU power supply. The motor drives the CNC machined pulley and sub platter/hub-bearing assembly via the belt drive.
NOTE: This turntable ships without a cartridge. It is alternately available with a pre-mounted Rega Exact 2 MM cartridge.