I have owned my Rega Planar 6 for 12 months (it was a 2018 Christmas gift). © News Record Store Day Competition Winner 2020. The plinth is now made of lightweight foam core, sandwiched between extremely thin but rigid laminates. … The Planar 6’s balanced, mature presentation is something you’ll appreciate the more you listen to it. The all-new Planar 6 features a new super-lightweight plinth based on the technology developed for the RP8 and flagship RP10. The Planar 6 is built around the huge success of the RP8 and RP10 turntables. We’d recommend at least a day or two running-in time to get the Rega singing. Apr 24, 2013 20 0 0. Best stereo amplifiers 2020: best integrated amps for every budget, Best USB turntables 2020: budget to premium vinyl-spinners, Best waterproof speakers 2020: budget, portable, smart. The deck also uses the new and improved RB330 tonearm found in the Planar 3/Elys 2 - but the Planar 6 gets a stainless-steel balance weight. The Planar 6 is built around the huge success of the RP8 and RP10 turntables. England and Wales company registration number 2008885. The Planar 6 can also be purchased with the Rega Ania moving coil cartridge. On the flip side, it can also mean that the manufacturer just used heavier materials to give the impression of quality. Visit our corporate site. You can gauge exactly where all the sections of the orchestra are seated. It also lets you change speed electronically. What Hi-Fi? The Planar 6 has one goal, to reproduce your vinyl as accurately as possible. It is designed to deliver a level of performance beyond anything at this price. But the deck hasn’t just had a fresh lick of paint (although we love that sophisticated matte grey finish). All rights reserved. There have been major changes throughout. With the Rega Planar 6, the team at Rega combines technology they’ve used in some of their more expensive tables with a few new tricks, to set a new standard. Where Tom Waits showcased textures and depth, here the track exemplifies just how precise, agile and rhythmically secure the Rega sounds. You’ll find your foot tapping along to the beat without even noticing it. But this new and improved deck marks a huge step up in performance from the previous generation - and that former Award-winner was hardly shabby. What Hi-Fi? That delicate balance between lightness and sturdiness is crucial to the Rega’s sound. It is the first new Rega turntable to be constructed with an ultra-lightweight Tancast 8 polyurethane foam core plinth (a material developed for the aerospace industry). New high spec Rega 24 V low noise synchronous motor – each motor matched by hand to its own Neo PSU ensuring optimum anti-vibration control. This warranty does not cover wear and tear. Rega’s double brace technology, with integral custom matched aluminium tonearm and hub pillars to ensure maximum rigidity and accuracy. It is particularly nice but like many specialised products is available in one colour and one colour only, … The Planar 6 now benefits from a single piece, machined aluminium sub-platter, a new 24 V motor hand tuned and matched to its own Neo power supply and custom drive pulley fitted with our upgrade drive belt as standard. Switch to a more recent track, such as SBTRKT’s New Dorp New York, and the Planar 6 is transparent enough to show off the production differences. Rega Strobe and Stroboscopic Disc (sold separately) The best way to adjust the speed of your Planar 6 is to use the Rega Stobe kit. This is a startlingly good turntable and an elegant demonstration of Rega’s design philosophy continuing to evolve and improve. Along with the technological upgrades, Rega has paid particular attention to the finish. The Rega Planar 6 turntable will sell for $1595 without cartridge, $1995 with Exact MM cartridge, and $2195 with Ania MC cartridge (US Retail). It can also mean that the item is more durable. Awards 2018 Best Turntable £1000+, What Hi-FI? That necessary level of care goes for system-matching, too. It is the first new Rega … I think the RP6 looks great. The new Rega … For full technical specifications, download Planar 6 User Manual (English) below. There’s a palpable sense of depth, solidity and texture to the bittersweet, meandering tune. The growly depths and the raspy edges of Waits’ voice are unearthed effortlessly. It’s worth the wait, as this is the subtlest and most articulate Rega Planar 6 yet. This material is sandwiched between a new HPL (high pressure laminate). Every aspect, from the headshell to the tracking-force slider to the plinth, looks and feels classier than before. For example a Rega Planar 6 with a Rega Ania Cartridge. So get listening. The Planar 6 now comes in a single finish, a rather fetching grey matte with glossy black edges, rather than a choice of bright colours. Other updates include a custom-machined drive pulley, a single-piece aluminium sub-platter, and a smoked dust cover to match the dual-layered glass platter. The beat’s build-up is gradual, but once it peaks the Rega keeps that momentum steady – the underlying rhythm never sounds monotonous or inconsequential. Hi Chris. Heavier weight tends to suggest better stability. Available in one finish ‘Polaris Grey’ matt finish with high gloss black polymer edge trim. Rega's outstanding, handmade RB330 precision tonearm and signature double brace technology further contribute to the pinpoint extraction of information from LP grooves. Sign up below to get the latest from What Hi-Fi?, plus exclusive special offers, direct to your inbox! Mini DIN for connection to supplied Neo PSU. Plinth laminate: New Polaris HPL (high pressure laminate). Thanks . It’s a frankly astonishing refined and mature sound. The deck’s 24V motor is hand-tuned to match the Neo and its anti-vibration control, too. An upgrade from the old RP6 that I reviewed in December 2015. There have been major changes throughout. The "with cart" packages save you $200 over … MORE: How to get the best sound from your turntable. It is the first new Rega turntable to be constructed with an ultra lightweight Tancast 8 polyurethane foam core plinth (a … I average 5 hours/week listening time. I have owned several Rega tables and currently am the proud owner of a P7. angelodipa August 4, 2019, 3:50am #13. thanks for all the … Rega aims high and scores with a wonderfully refined, articulate and precise turntable that’s lovely to listen to. ‘Boldness’ isn’t put to the forefront - instead its party-piece is the unnerving ability to juggle balance, subtlety and timing in the most understated way. The Exact cartridge deserves a special mention here for its Vital-profile diamond stylus, which is Rega’s take on … I'll also be trying the Rega Phono, my amp doesn't have a phono stage. The Planar 6 is built around the huge success of the RP8 and RP10 turntables. A stroboscopic disc is an optical instrument used to measure the speed … Rega RP 6 Review & Test. The higher price and the improved sound it represents means the Planar 6 demands a better class of partnering equipment. It is set up with the Exact2 MM cart, RB330 tonearm and NEO TT-PSU (same unit as … First, I watched every promotional video I could, including a) Fremer's 5-part series chronicling his visit to the company, b) Rega's own videos promoting the planar 6, c) several random YouTube reviews of the P6's greatness and d) I got on AudioAdvice and watched with glee the promotional video of the Planar 6. It’s another sign this deck demands to be taken utterly seriously. Apart from the finish, the Planar 6’s simple design looks pretty much identical to most of Rega’s turntables over the decades. This warranty covers genuine confirmed manufacture defects. Your statutory rights are not affected. The dual layer, two-tone float glass platter, machined single-piece aluminum … HPL is exceptionally thin whilst extremely rigid and is presented in a stunning Polaris matt grey finished with high gloss polymer black edge trim. The Rega Planar 6 is a heck of a turntable. The RB330 tonearm was designed using the latest 3D CAD & CAM technology, and is the culmination of more than 35 years of tonearm design experience. Reduce the mass and increase the strength, move structural resonances to the upper range of the frequency spectrum, minimize damping, and reduce engine vibration without using mechanical aids. For service enquiries and product information please contact your UK dealer or global distributor. Spinning Alice by Tom Waits, we’re struck by how every element is given equal billing – the instruments aren’t overshadowed by Waits’s voice, nor do the deep bass notes overpower the piano. But since this is a high-tech piece of equipment, let us assume that the weight is a result of the components. It’s a similar concept to the RP8/Apheta construction, except the new Planar 6 uses a Tancast 8 polyurethane foam – a material developed for the aerospace industry. Please deactivate your ad blocker in order to see our subscription offer, We check over 130 million products every day for the best prices, How to get the best sound from your turntable, 10 affordable ways to upgrade your hi-fi system, Best noise-cancelling earbuds 2020: budget and premium, Best stereo amplifiers 2020: best integrated amps, budget to premium, Best soundbars 2020: the best TV speakers you can buy, Extremely refined and mature presentation. We’d also position it away from speakers and other electronics to reduce any hum and interference. As before, the Planar 6 comes with a separate power supply unit - in this case a Neo PSU. is part of Future plc, an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Planar 6 is built around the huge success of the RP8 and RP10 turntables. But the deck hasn’t just had a fresh lick of paint (although we love that sophisticated matte grey finish). If the item is more substantial, it has less chance of slipping or moving around during use. It’s a bewitching balancing act. Apr 27, 2015 #2 I was a Rega dealer for many years and I think their crowning achievement was the Planar … It is the first new Rega turntable to be constructed with an ultra lightweight Tancast 8 polyurethane foam core plinth (a … Rega Planar 6 (2017) £1400 is no small price to pay for a turntable, particularly when a perfectly capable version of the same turntable is available for £200 less. That’s partly because the Ania MC cartridge needs a high-quality phono stage, stereo amplifier and speakers to do it (and the deck) justice. Rega P6. Every product we make is designed and assembled in the UK to the highest possible standard. Set-up is easy, and the Ania tracks best at 1.75g. This option is still available for £1200, but the company now offers a variant with its new Ania moving-coil cartridge. Every Rega turntable is a pure manual … Whether you are considering buying a new Planar 6 turntable, or you already own an RP6, we've put the two side-by-side so that you can see exactly what Rega has done. We are delighted to reveal the winner’s prize for this years Record … MORE: 10 affordable ways to upgrade your hi-fi system. One Response to Rega RP6. Thank you for signing up to What Hi-Fi?. The muted trumpet’s presentation in the song is light and nimble and – here is something that only the very best hi-fi can do – it sounds convincing. Roy Gandi has several simple rules in designing a turntable. It is the first new Rega turntable to be constructed with an ultra-lightweight Tancast 8 polyurethane foam core plinth (a … But, such is the quality of the combination of Planar 6 … There’s a huge amount of space conveyed when playing The Sorcerer’s Apprentice by Dukas. Apart from the finish, the Planar 6’s simple design looks pretty much identical to most of Rega’s turntables over the decades. Planar 6 also comes with a clear, flywheel-effect float-glass platter, ultra-low-friction central brass hub, aluminum-trimmed Planar … Please refresh the page and try again. Once again the Rega shows off its maturity during the opening moments: the swift, high notes are crisply delivered and shine just enough without sounding too sharp. Rega's Planar 6 turntable has one goal, to reproduce your vinyl as accurately as possible. I have the current Planar 6. The Planar 6 is constructed around a unique ultra-light foam core plinth and HPL laminates. It is the first new Rega turntable to be constructed with an ultra lightweight Tancast 8 polyurethane foam core plinth (a … All the subtleties of his voice are laid bare, sounding more nuanced and emotive than just his usual deep, gruff persona. Extreme stability with almost friction free movement from the new high precision bearing assemblies guarantees to gather more information from your vinyl than ever before. Awards the Rega Planar 3 and Elys 2 cartridge turntable 'product of the year' 2020. The supplied Neo turntable power supply provides convenient speed selection, advanced anti-vibration control, and electronic fine speed adjustment. The previous RP6 came fitted with an Exact moving-magnet cartridge. The Planar 6 uses all kinds of the latest high tech materials to give it great performance, yet on the outside, it looks a lot like the classic Rega tables from the early 1970's. Rega Planar 6. All Rega products carry a lifetime warranty against manufacture defects. Features different internal components and design than the two MM phono preamps above to match the impedance characteristics and lower … Future Publishing Limited Quay House, The Ambury, Any unauthorised modifications or failure to follow the Rega recommended guidelines may invalidate the warranty. It is the first new Rega turntable to be constructed with an ultra lightweight Tancast 8 polyurethane foam core plinth (a … The rhythmic ebb and flow is effortlessly precise - and when it goes quiet, it really goes silent. Featuring a brand new bearing housing, and our latest tonearm tube designed using intelligent redistribution of mass ensure this arm will exhibit fewer points of possible resonance. After a few days spent with the Planar 6/Ania, we’re confident the extra care required in system-matching is worth it. It handles anything you throw at it with real ability and enjoyment and manages to balance technical ability with musical joy in a way that Rega has made their own of late. I have been interested to see if the RP6 gives the P7 a run for its money … There was a problem. The foam core plinth first appeared on the … BA1 1UA. The Rega Planar 6/Ania’s masterful handle on rhythm and subtle detail is better than before, with refinement adding to the deck’s customarily musical and insightful performance. Unbox the new Rega Planar 6 and you’d be forgiven for expecting a turntable experience not dissimilar to the company’s long line of Award-winning turntables. No surprises … It just gets on and does it. Best Turntable £1000-£2000, October 2020, Hi-Fi Choice - Turntable Group Test Winner Sept 2019, What Hi-Fi? Not just for the money but in the general scheme of things, only the obsessives like myself really need anything better. We have engineered every aspect of this turntable to extract as much detail from the vinyl surface as possible. Rega tables last decades and the Planar 6 … angelodipa August 4, 2019, 3:41am #12. Some of that is down to the moving-coil cartridge’s inherent characteristics, but this overall package more than justifies its higher pricing. They’re pulled taut and are utterly punctual. RP6 or the current Planar 6? Those deep, steady basslines have no hint of flab or boom to them. The Planar 6 is built around the huge success of the RP8 and RP10 turntables. D. davedotco New member. We like how the Rega Planar 6/Ania doesn’t shout about what it’s doing. We’re impressed with Rega’s new level of performance. You will receive a verification email shortly. Rega has engineered every aspect of this turntable to extract as much detail from the vinyl surface as possible. Timing is spot-on, and the clarity with which every instrument is presented is wonderful to hear. Rega engineers believe too much mass impacts the sound, and this philosophy carries on to the new Planar 6’s design. Non-marking matt finish scratch resistant high rigidity skin. It is the first new Rega turntable to be constructed with an ultra lightweight Tancast 8 polyurethane foam core plinth (a … There’s little in the way of isolation bar the three aluminium-trimmed rubber feet, so it’s essential the deck is placed on a sturdy, level support to minimise any vibrations travelling to the turntable. The plinth is now made of lightweight foam core, sandwiched between extremely thin but rigid laminates. The Planar 6 is built around the huge success of the RP8 and RP10 turntables. If it weren’t for the RP8 I would challenge … Setting up your Rega Planar 6 turntable will be fun and go smoothly if you prepare for everything you’ll need in advance. That’s what we have on test here. Bath Award Winner 2017 Best Turntable £1200+, Lyd & Bilde - Product of the Year 2017-18, Lid & Bilde - Highly Recommended (Norwegian)m, Contact your nearest Rega dealer or global distributor. What marks this new Rega Planar 6/Ania out from its rivals (and the older RP6/Exact model) is that it doesn’t go for immediacy to grab your attention. It’s a similar concept to the RP8/Apheta construction, except the new Planar 6 uses a Tancast 8 polyurethane foam – a material de… Stiff and light is the best way to do this as they have proved with the mighty RP10 range topper, from which the Planar 6 has borrowed a lot of tech. 1 Like. Please see your user manual for detailed warranty information for your particular product. On the face of it, the similarities between the Planar 6 and the more affordable models in Rega’s range look to outweigh the differences, but rest assured that the £998 (without cartridge) … The Planar 6 features the RB330 tonearm and a dual-layer float glass platter. Awards 2019 Best Turntable £1000 - £2000, What Hi-Fi? RB330 tonearm with stainless balance weight, Exact (MM), Ania (MC) or Ania Pro (MC) cartridge factory fitted (optional), Ultimate hand adjusted fine channel balance for optimum stereo image, MK2 version boasts wider weight range and improved stability, Designed to evaluate the speed of any turntable, Designed as the perfect partner for the speed adjustable Rega Neo PSU, Designed for Planar 1, Planar 2, Planar 3 and Planar 6 and many older Rega models, Simple screw fit adaptors are available to fit the older, RP8 and RP10 turntables, Available in two colours: black and white, 1.2kg lighter and more rigid than the previous model. The Planar 6 is built around the huge success of the RP8 and RP10 turntables. The Planar 6 is built around the huge success of the RP8 and RP10 turntables. The Planar 6 will be available with the Exact MM, Ania MC or Ania Pro MC factory fitted as an attractive package. Super lightweight foam core plinth. 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