Rega introduces the new Rega Planar 6 Turntable

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by btf1980, Jul 15, 2017.

  1. btf1980

    btf1980 Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    It's finally here, the new Rega Planar 6. It will come with the new power supply as well.

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  2. Cyclone Ranger

    Cyclone Ranger Forum Resident

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    Effin' sweet! :bdance:

    Links? Anyone know pricing?
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  3. btf1980

    btf1980 Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Prices start at £998.
     
  4. Cyclone Ranger

    Cyclone Ranger Forum Resident

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    The old RP6 was £100 less than that, I think, so that would be a price increase, if so.

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  5. btf1980

    btf1980 Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    There will be two options for the Planar 6. £998 without a cart, and £1,398 with the new Rega Ania MC cart factory mounted.
     
  6. btf1980

    btf1980 Forum Resident Thread Starter

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  7. H8SLKC

    H8SLKC Forum Resident

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    Pretty.
     
  8. misterdecibel

    misterdecibel Bulbous Also Tapered

    Is that an all-aluminum subplatter instead of half-and-half?
     
  9. rischa

    rischa Forum Resident

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    That's one of my two questions as well, the other being plinth material.
     
  10. rischa

    rischa Forum Resident

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    Just went to the link above and the answer is yes to solid aluminum subplatter, and plinth is foam like RP8. Sweet.
     
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  11. Dream On

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    I wonder how the user can finely tune speed. I only see a single button 33/45.

    Looks like matte finish with gloss edging. I think it looks nice (in the pics at least - I personally do not like the matte finish on recent Rega tables).

    Very nice table, but I still think the P3 with judicious upgrades can probably be taken up to close to this level of performance. I guess the only question is how much one spends doing it.
     
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  12. PhxJohn

    PhxJohn Well-Known Member

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    It's a bloody work of art ! LOL. Gorgeous !
     
  13. wgb113

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    If my SL-1200GR gets pushed back any further this will be awfully tempting!
     
  14. rpd

    rpd Forum Resident

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    Going to order one for sure
     
  15. Mazzy

    Mazzy Forum Resident

    Beautiful :tiphat:
     
  16. Sugar Man

    Sugar Man Well-Known Member

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    From the Moorgate Acoustics site:

    "New Single piece aluminium sub platter."

    "New NEO power supply, advanced anti-vibration motor circuit, with user adjustable electronic fine speed adjustment. (as seen on the RP10 PSU)"

    "The Neo uses the RP10 DSP (digital signal processing) generator built upon a high stability crystal. The DSP generator will divide the accurate signal from the crystal to the exact frequency required to turn the platter at the selected speed."

    "Upgrade white drive belt fitted as standard."

    Those are some pretty significant upgrades, and I was in the skeptical camp that the P6 would be a major upgrade over the RP6.
     
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  17. Mazzy

    Mazzy Forum Resident

    But if it is priced just slightly more $ than the RP 6 it is actually costs less in the end if you factor in upgrades to the white belt and subplatter. A groovetracer would add $250 plus the cost of the belt.

    Well done.
     
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  18. Sugar Man

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    It appears that they have responded to the major complaints with the Rega RP6 - speed control and the cheap plastic subplatter. Plus some trickle down technology from the RP10. That would more than justify the price increase. Kudos.
     
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  19. PhxJohn

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    Agreed. I think this one is going to kill the competition. Seems like every new model is a home run at its price point.
     
  20. Sugar Man

    Sugar Man Well-Known Member

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    Here's the future posts I expect we will hear from the new adjustable TTPSU: "I dialed it in to 33.33333333% with needle down playing my freshly cleaned and vacuumed favorite record and it somehow seems too polite for my tastes. How much do you think I should dial it up to get that famous Rega drive? :hide:
     
  21. This Heat

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    I had the discontinued 6 for about week before returning it. (platter wobble, speed accuracy) I probably would have kept it if it had these upgrades!
     
  22. PhxJohn

    PhxJohn Well-Known Member

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    1% :pineapple:
     
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  23. misterdecibel

    misterdecibel Bulbous Also Tapered

    Wonder how it stacks up against the present RP8?
     
  24. swvahokie

    swvahokie Well-Known Member

    I just wish it came in white. I can't get away with trading in my white P3 for a black P6. :(
    She isn't color blind.
     
  25. swvahokie

    swvahokie Well-Known Member

    Probably close enough to make the Planar 8 next on the list.:)
     

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