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Rega Planar 1 vs Rega Planar 2 Features and Differences

hello YouTube this is Mike from Hudson
Valley hi-fi back with another short
video little information on Riga planar
one and Riga planar two and the
differences between these two tables
they are very popular and probably
because of their price points planar one
in planar two there’s about a 200 dollar
difference between these two turntables
and they sort of share a lot of the same
traits with each other
so before we start if you like this
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text us happy to help with any of your
questions so let’s get into it here so
planar one planar two planar two is a
model that came back in 2016 previously
the line from Riga was the RP series RP
1 RP 3 and there was this little void
there something in the middle that you
know Riga didn’t offer so they had
upgrade kits for planar one which at the
time was the RP one where you could sort
of get the table almost to what planar 2
now is but in 2016 planar 2 came out
when the new planar one plane or two
planar three all the way up to six eight
ten when that was models were you know
brought out and debuted planar two
became a model again and it had been a
model in the past so it sort of made
sense so what are the differences
right off the bat these two are
obviously two different colors but they
are both offered in black or white
planar two also has quite attractive red
it’s like a fire engine red that it’s
offered in really sharp but it’s some of
the little less obvious things that make
planar two better than planar one planar
one is a phenomenal beginner turntable
if you’re getting into vinyl you’re
starting out you want
something that’s high quality made in
England
no no real you know compromises in terms
of quality anywhere this tables built
very well both of these come with felt
mats same thickness as well
planar three is a thicker wool mat this
planar one you have a they call it a
composite or phenolic platter it’s a
plastic material that makes the platter
very very simple and it uses the rb1 ten
arm so this is the army 110 arm from
Riga you can see they all have cueing
levers if I can get into focus there for
you yep
they all come with cueing levers that’s
built into the arm now the RB 110 is an
aluminum tube and there’s a little
segmentation at the end it’s not a
removable head shell Riga does not make
a removable head shell and it comes with
a pre mounted Riga carbon cartridge
which I believe if I’m wrong I will
correct in the video I believe is a
rebranded audio technica cartridge it’s
one of the only Riga carts that Riga
does not actually produce in their you
know Factory in Essex England so both
tables whether it’s a planer one plane
or two both come with that same Riga
carbon cartridge to get you started out
I mean that’s that’s really the starting
point you know four cartridges many many
of my customers for planar one and two
they upgrade the cartridge that’s the
number one upgrade no doubt so like I
said it does have the plastic platter
remove that for a second and it has the
plastic sub platter underneath so that
is your planer one and both tables also
come with the same RCA cables very
simple interconnect
one meter both tables have that same
interconnect and just as a reminder with
rega turntables they are not easily
replaced that is one thing that they’ve
always done the arm the continuous
wiring from the arm right into the RCA
interconnect is all one solid piece
no segmentations no Jack’s no plugs
which is pretty smart engineering to
more segmentations the more contacts you
know the more chance of signal failure
so that is planar one kind of in a
nutshell
move on the plane or to take the the mat
off here so you can get a view of that
first thing that pops out obviously
planar two comes with the 10 millimeter
glass platter as opposed to the plastic
platter platters in turntables make kind
of a tremendous tremendous difference
you know some guys will say it’s you
know oh well you know they if you put a
mat on it does it really matter yes yes
it absolutely does different platters
will resonate differently and Regas sort
of their mantra is to use a lightweight
plinth with sort of a heavier platter
and different materials that reduce
vibration so the glasses actually does
have pretty big purpose in reducing you
know vibration up to the arm same sub
platter same belt this has the basic
black belt as you move up planar three
up into planar six you start to see the
white reference level belt it’s a little
softer of a material same motor both of
these share the 24 volt motor and they
utilize the 24 volt wall wart from Riga
and we do have some upgrade options they
are aftermarket
you know for the power supply to get
away from the wall work so obviously the
glass platter is the big thing that you
see when you look at these two tables
but one of the biggest upgrades from
planar one it’s a plane or two and it’s
one thing that you really can’t add on
to a planer one since the platter is 95
dollars you can buy that as
an aftermarket part or as a factory OEM
part from Riga so you can add that
so why $200 difference between planar
one planer – the big answer is the arm
the arm on the planer – is the RB – 20
series arm which is a solid arm there is
no segmentation the arm tube is one
continuous piece all the way down and
this does have cueing lever just like
our v110 does it also has an auto
biasing system so the RB 220 there is no
way of setting bias or anti-skate it is
intended for you know Regas cartridges
however we have found you can there’s a
plethora of cartridges you can mount on
a plane or two and you will not have any
issues with bias and that again is
probably the biggest upgrade on planer
to going to a better cart from the riga
carbon cartridge which does get you
started it does sound great
it will get you spinning vinyl and
enjoying it but of course with you know
most things you want to go better go to
a better cartridge but the RB 220 arm is
the same our tube a same arm tube sorry
as the planer 3 which is the RB 330 arm
the difference is the bearing and the
bias adjustment on a planer 3 with the
330 arm you do have an adjustable bias
which opens the door to even more
cartridges that you could switch to in
the future but this is really where the
big difference is this arm alone if you
were to purchase it as a an aftermarket
part or sorry an OEM part in this case
our be 220 would run three hundred and
ninety five dollars so when you look at
the two different price tags here you
know planar one this is May of 2020
planar one is retailing in the US for
475 and planer to 675 almost 400 dollars
of that is the arm which is the thing
that Riga is well known for they do make
one of the best arms in the turntable
world and it’s one of the biggest
reasons I would purchase a return table
the arm is proven and it’s been around
for a long time so that is sort of our
quick overview of these two turntables
we didn’t really go to too in-depth on
them I don’t see a reason really to play
them for you over here your computer
speakers but I’m sure your local
retailer for Riga could do that for you
and if you have any questions about rego
or if you have interest in purchasing a
Riga turntable we are always happy to
help you here
at Hudson Valley hi-fi again the store
number for us is eight four five two one
nine one seven three zero you could also
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Valley hi-fi comm or visit our website
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Rega Turntable Review

The Rega Turntable is a well-built model of high quality CD platters that have been designed to cater for the needs of the recording industry. This company has made sure that the high standard of its products are able to stand up to the needs of the consumer. The Rega Turntable is known for its clean and refined lines, making it look very professional while at the same time being very sleek in design. In addition to the clean lines, the platter is designed in such a way as to also produce a deep, rich sound.

The Rega turntable uses a very innovative engineering technique called phase lock tracking. It works by employing high stability fins to ensure that the phase of the digital signal does not change when the platter is under increasing pressure. This technique makes use of two separate signals that have been introduced onto the platter at different times, with one signal running continuously through whilst the other is being swept away by the air. This ensures that no single point changes, allowing all sounds to be evenly recorded. The high stability fins ensure that no sound is ever dropped out of the digital signal.

The Rega turntable includes an innovative tonearm, which also incorporates an electronic balance on the inner bearing. The tonearm includes two positions: a low profile style that are ideal for positioning on the tabletop, and a high performance style that is ideal for mounting on the wall. The low profile tonearm includes an inner acrylic cartridge bearing, and a spring loaded balancing weight. This balances the tonearm so that it remains tightly focussed on the tonearm.

The Rega Turntable incorporates a high speed digital filter that uses a 24v low noise voltage to reduce any unwanted noise that may enter the audio circuitry. A special low vibration motor draws power from the unit’s battery and adjusts the speed of the platter allowing for a consistent and smooth recording. With the precision built in tonearm and high speed filter, the Rega can handle any type of format imaginable. In order to optimise the recording quality, the Rega Turntable includes an optimised Directure Control system that enables the user to adjust the levels of the tracking curve.

The Rega Turntable incorporates a revolutionary design, with a new bi-directional turntable. Unlike traditional single or double sided platters, where the turntable would have to rotate either side, the Rega Turntable incorporates a planar 1/4″ synchronous motor. This means that the tonearm and the engine do not need to rotate individually, and as a result the entire recording can be realised in one complete revolution. The synchronous motor also ensures that the tonearm is not affected by vibrations produced by the vinyl, ensuring that each note is delivered cleanly and accurately.

The Rega turntable incorporates a skeletal plinth, which holds the records in place. These plinths are extremely lightweight and simple to use, with the included quick release mechanism allowing the user to quickly remove the vinyl records from the turntable, and place them into their desired bag or storage container. The entire system requires very little maintenance and can easily be cleaned using a damp cloth. A simple precaution is to ensure that the plinth is always slightly higher than the deck, otherwise the tonearm can be damaged by the crevices between the records.

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