Rega Planar 2 Turntable Demo

what’s going on welcome to germinates
I’m Christian and today we’re gonna be
going over the Riga Pete Paul shoes okay
hopefully you can hear me a little
better there obviously my partner is not
here for some obvious things going on
right now but that isn’t gonna stop us
from bringing some good content so today
we’re here to talk about one of my
favorite turntables that we carry here
in the shop
the Riga planer 2 or p2 for short now a
frequent question I get asked is you
know what are some differences or you
know who’s this turntable for should I
get one should even worth looking into
and that’s what we’re here to talk about
today so get anything started there are
some similarities and there’s definitely
some differences when it comes from
let’s say the p1 or the p1 plus to the
p2 first thing off the bat
that’s kind of more noticeable is that
you’re gonna get Regas iconic glass
platter so 10 millimeter and thickness
as you can see here little dusty but
there you go as you can see this is and
this is kind of what Regan is iconic for
a little more known for surf they’re
glass platters beautiful really stylish
and you get that when you upgrade from
the p1 or the p1 plus another huge
difference right off the bat that’s very
noticeable is you’re gonna get the RB
220 tonearm okay this is gonna be
handmade and it’s a much different from
the tonearm found on the p1 and the p1
plus you know and so right off the bat
those are the key differences you know
live for someone that’s kind of on the
fence of like I may be a p1 or a p1 plus
there but between the p2 so right off
the bat right out of the box you’re
gonna get the performance boost ok now
another thing that I wanted to talk
about is what comes after you get a p2
so for a lot of people they think you
know oh I’m scared of getting this
turntable because what if I want
something bigger or badder later or you
know am I just stuck with first of all
right at the box this turntable sounds
nominal and most people are gonna just
love it for years and years and years it
comes fitted with a Rica carbon but what
I always tell people is is you know if
you feel like you’re ready for something
else you can always upgrade so like for
example here we’ve got the Elise – and
you could just pop that bad boy right on
this and get instant instant performance
upgrade you know and another thing that
we get quite frequently here in the shop
is the white bill of three so right here
kind of go over to show you there and so
you know with that if you kind of can
add all those up because for me you know
isn’t a destination it’s a journey and
so you know when it comes to these
turntables you know when we go from if
you start adding all these upgrades and
differences up they they become quite
profound so you know for it we’ll use
like a p1 for example which by the way
is also great sounding turntable but
these are just inching that closer to as
perfection as you can get right so wrap
the bat we got glass platter ten
millimeters the RB – 20 tonne arm right
now we add like an Elise – and then we
add upgrade we got for considerable
upgrades and this turntable is going to
sound profoundly better than a p1 then
you know not only that you can also
upgrade your slip mat to get a you know
the thicker mat and all of these small
details make a profound difference okay
and this is actually our demo p2 we’ve
had it for we’ve had it for a while and
we’ve just left it stock and it’s
amazing it’s amazing we look we don’t we
don’t have the the white belt upgrade on
it we have the carbon on it and we play
this turntable for people and they love
it and it’s just as Riga advertises its
its performance right out of the box
which is really important to us and it
should be for you too you know I don’t
know about you but when I when I
purchase something new especially I want
it to work right out of the box and
sound great and I can definitely say
that that’s what you’re gonna get with
and you know another thing is you’re
gonna get that iconic glass platter look
now another thing that you may not know
is that with the p2 you can actually get
it in red so with the p1 you can get
that in white and black but when you get
to the p2 level you can actually get
that in red as well so just another
little difference and you know these
aren’t small guys you know like these
upgrades you know Riga is very
intentional with their design this turn
this tone arm you know is it’s just
significantly different than what comes
on the p1 you know if you uh you could
check into our p1 video if you kind of
want to see why but this is handmade the
glass platter tonearm and like I said
kind of what we went over again
cartridge belt basically what I’m saying
is you can have a lot of fun with this
turntable and I think it’s for somebody
who you know maybe has been into hi-fi
for a little while and it’s just once
again trying to take that next step on
that journey you know cuz it’s about the
journey guys you’re gonna find out real
quick that if you ever think that you’re
gonna just put together this perfect
system I don’t know for you–for
foremost audio files or music lovers you
know it’s it’s a it’s almost impossible
to get there so but anyway guys if you
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Rega Planar 2 Turntable Specs

TonearmHand assembled RB220 tonearm
CartridgeFactory fitted Carbon moving magnet cartridge
Motor24 V low noise motor
BearingSelf securing brass bearing
PlatterOptiwhite 10mm
Dimensions (lid closed) (W x H x D)447 x 117 x 360 mm
Weight5.5 kg

Rega Planar 2 Turntables

The Rega Planar 2 turntable is a great way to expand your vinyl record collection or personal DJ setup. A new low noise, high fidelity audio turntable, new low profile acrylic plinth, new two-speed belt drive and many more features. Every component of this revolutionary new turntable is engineered to extract the most amount of detail and information from your favorite vinyl collection. If you enjoy spinning records, rapping out tunes or digging deep into your library for rare gems, the Rega Planar 2 is an awesome way to do it. The Planar 2 Turntable has all of the features to allow you to do it every time.

With the included CD player and phono pre-amp, the Rega Planar 2 makes it simple to enjoy hours upon hours of smooth tonal music. When you are done with the record, simply remove the CD from the unit and load it up in the included CD changer. Turn the volume up to full blast and enjoy your favorite tracks without having to worry about scratching your records or damaging the delicate inner parts of your tonearm. The tonal precision control of the Rega Planar 2 allows you to rip any kind of music you like and have it play exactly how you want it on the album. Unlike other record players, the tonal accuracy of the Rega Pro 2 is extremely tight and delivers high quality sound throughout the entire range of the music spectrum. The included phono pre-amp further enhances the sound quality of the phonographic record player.

The vinyl records produced by the Rega Company can be extremely costly. This is especially true for the more expensive models such as the Rega Planar 2. You can avoid spending a huge amount of money on unnecessary accessories and save some cash by purchasing a less expensive turntable. If you own an upright that needs some serious tuning up or needs a simple cleaning, consider the Rega Planar 2. This is the perfect solution for your needs as it offers the same quality of playability as an expensive turntable but it is very cost-effective. The included cleaning tool makes it easy for you to maintain your phonographic records.

In order to get the most out of your vinyl album, you need to do a bit of pre-tuning and this is where the Rega Planar 2 scores over its competitors. The included phono pre-amp allows you to do this easily. The automatic bias setting makes it very easy to change the pitch of the recorded record without having to manually do so every time. The result is an impressive quality of sound and an enhanced sense of performance as you will never be left with an unbalanced sound.

The Rega Planar 2 also comes with an audio interface with an S-lda mode and an RCA input. An optical output port is also included for connecting the turntables directly to other audio components. With this equipment, you can enjoy a complete planar performance pack featuring two great sounding cartridges.

Rega Planar 2 is built to last with a tonal construction that is superior to other Rega products. The aluminum oxide tonearm provides a smooth and comfortable tonal experience. You get a rich assortment of sounds from the deep bass notes to the smoother tones from the treble end of the range. This tonal variation is available in a wide range of colors, giving you the ability to customize the tonal presentation to your personal taste. The Rega Planar 2 also includes popular Carbon Copy lock technology that allows you to avoid running into problems with scratching when using your system. This cartridge upgrade makes a great addition to any turntable collection.

Rega Planar 2 Turntable FAQ

Rega P2 turntable

The new Rega P2 Turntable is designed with two main features; a high performing record player that is designed to replicate the sound of an original vinyl record and a built in compressor that gives you the power to perform and mix on the spot. The latest models from Rega come with a ton of great features and upgrades. With a ton of different models, the Rega P2 is suitable for both the professional DJ and the amateur enthusiast. It makes a great addition to your kit and will allow you to recreate the classics; “I miss You”, “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “White Room” and many more, without the hassle and cost of buying a new one!

SKU006240 Details:The Rega P2 Turntable is designed with two essential features in mind; ease of use and sound quality. Ever since its inception in 1984, the Rega P2 has set the benchmark in the world of turntables, and is recognized around the world. Consumers have been happy with its reliability and durability and have always been looking for a replacement to the ever popular Rega Planar. For the past 30 years, Rega has held the title as the first name on people’s lips when it came to turntables, and now the P2 is returning to the lineup. This new design is the second generation of Rega’s slim line of superior quality, and this time the company has taken it one step further with the inclusion of a sleek and stylish glass platter.

Sound Quality: Unlike many other tonearms on the market, the Rega P2 Turntable is designed with a patented, zero play ball bearing. The zero play ball bearings ensure that you are able to change speeds without engaging or disengaging the tonearm. Another design feature of the Rega P2 Turntable is the presence of two Independent humbucker pickups. One pickup is designed to handle bass while the other acts as a hi-hat speaker. With a total price of $500 US less than most compact priced Turntables, the Rega P2 Turntable is certainly one of the best buys on the market today.

Last update on 2021-08-25 / Disclaimer: as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

3 verified buyer reviews
  1. First and foremost, let me conclude that this turntable is fantastic. When I combined this with a Musical Fidelity phono preamp, my old vinyl came to life. A stylus force scale makes setup simpler, and a protractor is included to help with cartridge alignment (mine needed a tweek). My only gripe is with the ostensibly low-noise engine. There is unmistakable motor noise, which is intensified when the dust cover is closed. It’s not loud enough to be heard over the music, but it’s there. My Pioneer PL-514 and Audio Technica AT-LP120 are also quieter. I returned the original that I bought because of this, and the replacement sounded exactly the same, so it must be a flaw in the turntable. This isn’t a deal breaker, and the turntable sounds fantastic, but I wanted to make others aware of it.

  2. This is an improvement over the Audio Technica LP120, which had MUCH better build quality and quality control in my opinion.

    If you purchase shims ($100), this deck does not have VTA modification. There is no antiskate modification. However, if you set it up correctly, you should be fine. I never used the included cart and instead used an Ortofon blue. The fist cover was “cloudy,” and it seemed to be sand sandwiched between the plastic. Rega’s dealer had excellent customer service! Within a few days, I received a new dust cover. The Plinth had some polishing marks that I had to manually erase, indicating that this was a known problem as the Rega rep recommended a Polish sold locally. Now, you’d expect a lot more from a TT in this price range, but stock, it’s quick (33.7 / 33.8). Subplatter ($300) and Rega white belt ($60) were replaced. All is now duckey at 33.3. Rega was great about the dust cover!

    I suppose the argument is that you must perform the upgrades listed in order for the TT to spin properly. The Ortofon blue sounds amazing, but the Audio Technica was dead nutz at 33.3 with no mods.

    Do I want to be like the deck? Yes, indeed! Does it sound good to you? Yes, indeed! But with diminishing returns, a shoddy build, and poor quality control, I’m unimpressed. But I’m holding it. You must determine what direction is best for you, but without the updates, there isn’t much of a difference between this and the Audio Technica LP 120. I guess I had too high of expectations, but now I have a TT that sounds amazing and works well. So, if you do the math, you’ll see that it’s now just over $1000. I’m thinking about upgrading the tone arm next. Just a thought, because once you’ve caught the bug, you just have to keep scratching the itch until you reach the pinnacle of excellence.

  3. The Planar 2 is fantastic. The audio quality is well-balanced, and the video looks fantastic.

    A couple of gotchas:

    1. The Planar 2’s cover had a visible scratch on it (see attached photo). Previously, I figured I could live with it, but the scratch stands out like a large mole on a forehead.
    2. The included RCA cable is extremely short. It’s not a big deal because I purchased a longer RCA cable, but with a price tag of more than $600, it would be good to have a reasonable length RCA cable.

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