The ability to tie all the musical strands together and paint them on a precise and spacious canvas seems to come easy to the Rega and in that aspect its delivery just works.

WHAT Hi-Fi

The new Planar 2 was developed over the past two years alongside the recently released Planar 3. Featuring the brand new RB220 tonearm which is packed with groundbreaking new features.A new 24v, low noise motor, acrylic laminated plinth, newly designed central bearing and so much more. Every feature of this innovative new turntable is designed to extract the maximum amount of information and detail from your vinyl collection.


Tonearm - The RB220 tonearm is packed with groundbreaking new features designed to enhance performance and make setup extremely simple. The RB220 incorporates Rega designed ultra-low friction bearings (Patent Pending), housed within a brand new, stiffer and lightweight bearing housing. This was developed with a new ' factory preset bias' which negates the need for the user to set bias, making it 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.

Hub bearing - The Planar 2 has a new 11mm self securing brass bearing (Patent Pending) offering improved fit and less stress on the bearing preventing the transfer of potential energy.

Plinth - High gloss acrylic laminated plinth, stiffer and vastly improved appearance with ergonomically positioned power switch. Three plinth finishes available, high gloss black, white or red.

Motor - New 24v low noise, low vibration motor assembly and new PCB.

Platter - New float glass ‘Optiwhite’ 10mm – Improved accuracy platter.

Other features :

  • 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.

Historically, Rega has proved highly adept at making affordable high performance vinyl spinners, and the latest Planar 2 shows why. It feels much less built-down to-a-price than its rivals, and is more solid, better finished and smarter looking too. Then there’s the sound, which is far more musically enjoyable than you have any right to expect for just £375. Its painless, straight out of the box set-up is a real bonus too!