REGA RP3 TURNTABLE
The Rega RP3 is designed and engineered to achieve outstanding performance
far beyond the expectations of a product at its price point. Excellent build
quality, reliability and ease of use combine to make a product which will offer
a lifetime of musical enjoyment. By eschewing over-engineering and omitting unnecessary appurtenances,
Rega was able to focus design and manufacturing costs on 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 vibration.
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.
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.
- RB303 tonearm
- Double brace technology
- Light weight plinth design
- 24v low noise low vibration hand tuned motor assembly
- 3 high quality plinth finishes
- Optional Elys 2 cartridge factory fitted
"The RP3 stands as one of the best price/performance ‘tables on
the market today...Enthusiastically recommended."
- Jeff Dorgay, Tone Audio
"The RP3 was admirably tight and clean-sounding, always delivering the
rhythm with conviction while sounding faithful, open and clear in the midrange,
giving a window into the production sound..."
- Steve Harris, HiFi News
"Make no mistake: this is a top-class record deck for the money. It's easy to set up, easy to use as long as you don't mind the manual speed change and sounds as musical as they come. The RP3 is a great buy.
- What Hifi?