£1,049 – £1,469
The successor to hugely popular RP6, the all new Rega Planar 6 will once again raise the bar for performance.
Designed from the ground up, the new Planar 6 has been several years in development, and continues Rega’s constant evolution of design.
Firstly we should say that new deck is stunning. Not just in sales talk, but its a piece of art this deck. The mat black finish is ‘scratch proof’, and has an elegant and minimalist feel about it. Personally, I cannot think of a more compelling design over recent years. Turntables always look better without a lid. Not this one, with a smoked appearance, it’s the first deck I have seen where the lid is not just a practical after-thought.
OK so lets get down to the nitty gritty. First up we have the new Neo PSU, which borrows a lot of technology from the RP10. Including the RP10’s DSP (digital signal processing) generator, which is built upon a high stability crystal.
The DSP generator has been designed to feed the motor with the purest power supply possible, in effect, a sine wave which is completely unaffected by mains interference.
Other technical highlights include:
Is is possible to specify the new Planar 6 with Rega’s new Ania Cartridge (further information on this cartridge here) as a factory fitted option. In our opinion, this package represent fantastic value for money, and should be considered as a logical choice or future upgrade path.
The Fono MC stage (see here) completes a synergistic analogue front end which is worthy of high praise.