Rega Planar 1/2/3

Tumbl3W33d

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2019-11-08 2:43 pm
I want to stiffen my old Rega plinth in a manner of the new Planar 3 (see pic).
A (long) while back I saw an ugrade (3rd party probably) to use braces that goes from the tonearm pivot to the bearingand am thinking od using two, top and bottom.
Alas, searching the net I'm unable to find any supplier. Anyone out there able to point me in the right direction? Many thanks in advance.
 

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Galu

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2018-04-17 6:50 pm
Hi, Using this method will just send any bearing noise to the arm, not good. best way to stiffen the plinth is "MAKE A QUALITY PLINTH''
This is certainly the traditional approach, and I would tend to agree with you.

Rega's objective is to employ a lightweight plinth in order to reduce energy storage. However, this approach necessitates the addition of the top brace to maximise the rigidity between the bearing and the arm board.

The new Planar 10 has a skeletal plinth consisting of a foam core, sandwiched under pressure between two layers of laminate, and has a ceramic top brace.
 

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rayma

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2011-04-29 8:37 pm
Rega's objective is to employ a lightweight plinth in order to reduce energy storage. However, this approach necessitates the addition of the top brace to maximise the rigidity between the bearing and the arm board.
The new Planar 10 has a skeletal plinth consisting of a foam core, sandwiched under pressure between two
layers of laminate, and has a ceramic top brace.

And it only took Rega nearly a half century to figure this out, very impressive. Maybe now they can lower
the rpm back down to 33 1/3 instead of deliberately running too fast to liven things up.
 
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Galu

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2018-04-17 6:50 pm
Maybe now they can lower the rpm back down to 33 1/3 instead of deliberately running too fast to liven things up.
Isn't a steady speed more important than an exact speed? :D

P.S. I may sound like a Rega representative, but I'm simply an impartial observer who can't spare £4,500 to confirm or deny the effectiveness of Rega's latest design philosophy! :(