Rega Planar 3 Turntable 50th Anniversary Edition is Now Live!

Rega Planar 3 Turntable

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With the debut of the new edition of the Rega Planar 3 Turntable, the audio specialist from England is continuing its 50th-anniversary celebrations. 

But it is not like any other special edition of turntables that you might have encountered. Instead, Rega will offer the 50th-anniversary model of the Planar 3 for a very limited time. 

Most importantly, this turntable has made names and won awards for being among the best of the bests. But what does the Rega Planar 3 50th anniversary special edition come with? 

Rega Planar 3 Turntable
Source: Rega

Rega has packed elements directly from its portfolio’s premium models to make it special. All new additions aim to “maximize the performance” of the already great turntable.

Now, in case you didn’t know, the Rega Planar 3 is known for offering a “class-leading combination of sound, build, and ease of use.” This turntable can offer audio with the highest clarity and precision.

In other words, it will not fail to impress you when it comes to delivering an authentic HiFi experience. Wondering what the new elements of the Rega Planar 3 50th anniversary edition turntable are? 

Rega Planar 3 Turntable
Source: Rega

They include factory-fitted Exact MM cartridges. It is a step up from the Elys 2 cartridge that the Planar 3 originally came with.

In addition to that, Rega Planar 3 50th anniversary edition packs a Neo MK2 power supply. That outboard PSU is generally an optional upgrade for the regular Planar 3. 

But it comes as a standard with the Planar 8 and Planar 6 models. And as you can tell, the latter models reside in the high-end spectrum.

Rega Planar 3 Turntable
Source: Rega

Rega will hand-tune the Neo MK2 PSU on the special edition of Planar 3. This tuning on the 24V motor will deliver an “accurately set speed” and minimal vibrations

Moreover, the glass platter and RB330 tonearm will make a return on the special edition of the turntable.

To add a cherry on top, Rega Planar 3 50th anniversary edition will feature a custom aluminium badge. That will add a special touch to the deck and make the new edition look and feel special. 

Rega Planar 3 Turntable
Source: Rega

On that note, the special edition of the turntable will feature a new walnut effect finish. Rega will even make it ship with a smoked dust cover.

That said, as you can expect, the special edition will be priced a little higher than the regular version. 

But the higher price tag might actually be worth it because you are getting a lot of upgrades. Rega says the “final chance to order will be December 2023.” So, you don’t really have too long to get one.

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