Rega Planar 8 turntable

$4,300.00

Meticulous engineering that advances the idea of what constitutes state-of-the art vinyl playback at an affordable price.

Configuration  Price 
Turntable only  $     4,300.00
Turntable + Apheta 3 cartridge  $     6,125.00

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Description

The Planar 8 was inspired by the ultimate Rega turntable, the ‘Naiad’. Rega decided early on that instead of an evolution of the previous RP8, the new Planar 8 was to be developed and engineered to encapsulate the essence of ‘Naiad’ at an affordable price. Their aim was to deliver a level of performance far beyond what has been achieved at this price point before.

Every aspect of the Planar 8 is engineered to extract as much detail from the vinyl surface as possible. Rega has used the most advanced materials and engineering solutions built around a supremely lightweight plinth to ensure the greatest level of performance. The Planar 8 is supplied with the new RB880 tonearm and Neo PSU as standard which offers electronic speed change, advanced anti-vibration control and user adjustable electronic fine speed adjustment to ensure total accuracy and control over the motor. The outer frame of the previous model has now been removed and a new stylish, removable, single piece dustcover has been introduced further reducing the overall mass of the turntable.

Want to know more? Just see the Rega website…

  • RB880 precision tonearm
  • Ania, Ania Pro, Apheta 3 factory fitted (optional)
  • Super flywheel effect triple layer glass platter
  • Double brace technology
  • Tancast 8 foam core plinth
  • Custom matched Neo psu
  • Advanced EBLT drive belt
  • Lifetime warranty against manufacture defects

Expert Reviews

Not only do we like this turntable, those in the know like it too.  Here’s what they have to say:

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Sound Advice 2022 A fabulous looking turntable that offers a level of performance that is right up there with the very best. https://www.sound-advice.online/product-reviews/rega-planar-8-turntable
AV Forums 2019 Editor’s choice.  A phenomenal turntable and one that makes a justifiable claim to being state of the art at this price point. https://www.rega.co.uk/pdf/av-forums-p8.png
What HIFI? 2019 5* What Hi-Fi? Awards 2019 winner. Rega pushes the boundaries of turntable performance. https://www.whathifi.com/reviews/rega-planar-8apheta-2
HIFI Choice 2018 Editor’s choice. It has the remarkable ability to thrill and entertain and is an exceptionally well thought-out design that really delivers. https://www.rega.co.uk/pdf/p8-john-min.pdf
The ear 2018 Best Buy. If you are looking for maximum musical intensity for your pound, dollar or euro you will be very hard pressed to find a better turntable at anywhere near this price. https://www.the-ear.net/review-hardware/rega-planar-8-turntable-and-arm
AV Tech Media 2018 Best Turntable. With a remarkable ability to thrill and entertain, the Planar 8 represents state-of-the-art LP playback. https://www.rega.co.uk/pdf/avt-18-rega-min-converted.pdf

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