Using a manual speed change rather than an automatic mechanism eliminates speed inconsistencies and reduces wear of the drive belt. The money we save is spent across the design including a new hand assembled RB101 Tonearm precision main bearing phenolic resin platter and a high quality low vibration motor which would normally be used on a turntable costing two or three times the amount. The minimalist design of the Rega RP1 and the use of extremely high quality components ensure that this turntable will last for many years. The RP1 was the first in a new generation of Rega ‘RP’ turntables all offering far greater performance than their predecessors.
Included in the pack... Upgrade drive belt The increased drive delivered by the upgrade belt offers greater speed stability and accuracy. This is especially noticeable during long musical notes which adds greatly to the musical performance of the turntable. Bias 2 cartridge A hand assembled moving magnet cartridge which uses a high quality elliptical stylus and parallel wound coils that would usually be found in cartridges costing many times the amount. Housed in Rega’s unique lightweight high rigidity cartridge body the Bias 2 offers a detailed balanced performance with tight bass and excellent stereo imagery. Turntable Mat A high quality mat manufactured from 100% natural wool. Wool having stiffer fibres than synthetic man made material directly improves coupling between the phenolic resin platter and the vinyl LP.
SpecificationsTechnical Specification Plug and Play design set-up in less than thirty seconds. Hand assembled RB101 tonearm. High quality low vibration motor. Phenolic resin flywheel effect platter. Factory fitted Carbon moving magnet cartridge. Performance Pack upgrade available factory fitted or as an aftermarket upgrade pack (optional). **NB. Performance Pack supplied as standard with Union Flag Edition.