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Now carrying REGA P1 Turntables!
In exciting news, we now carry a high end turntable worthy of audiophile ears and still with a reasonable pricing.
REGA P1 fit with installed Ortofon OM5e
Not only will a high quality turntable provide your record collection with dynamic new life but you’ll also protect your valuable records. Upgrade to a turntable that matches the quality of your collection.
Here’s an unsolicited email our distributor got from a customer who recently picked up a P1:
“Hey, I gotta tell you, buying that turntable was the best purchase ever! It’s like I have a whole new record collection! Clean, transparent and warm, it’s really amazing. Thanks!”
About The Rega P1
Ever proud of it’s reputation as a defender of high quality sounds at great prices, Rega is delighted to announce it’s new progeny, the P1 turntable.
The first new addition to the Planar range of turntables for some time, we hope you’ll agree it’s worth the wait.
Featuring a completely new tonearm the RB100, this entry-level model comes ready-fitted with a cartridge, proving once more that you don’t need loads of dosh to afford a cracking record player.
For over 30 years, Rega has been the first name on everyone’s lips when it comes to turntables. With the new P1, Rega quality is now available at the lowest price ever.
The completely British-made P1 features:
· brand new Rega RB100 tonearm;
· high quality main bearing, sub-platter assembly and stabilised MDF platter for excellent speed stability;
· 12v AC synchronous motor with belt drive;
· Ortofon OM5e moving magnet cartridge;
· Rega sound quality at an unrivalled price.
“The Rega P1 marks the first time in my experience that a designer whose work sometimes ranks with the very best you can buy, has created an audio component this affordable. And by affordable I don’t mean relatively affordable, as with our favorite entry-level Koetsus, entry-level Wilsons, and even entry-level Linns. I mean affordable as in cheap, as in sane, as in reachable by anyone with a job.
The all-English-made Rega P1 also marks the first time in recent memory that a high-tech company hasn’t resorted to outsourcing in order to bring to market a high-quality, very-high-value product. Kudos to Roy Gandy for his ingenuity in doing so, and for keeping Rega’s work among Rega’s people.
Consider: A brand-new SME Model 30 record player costs approximately $35,000 when equipped with its companion Series V tonearm. I’ve never had one in my system, but I suppose that the 30 is at least pretty good, and that buying one would be an effective way of making yourself happy. Then again, you could use the same amount of money to buy a hundred or so Rega P1s and give them to a hundred or so friends whose music-buying habits could benefit from the motivational equivalent of a good, swift kick in the ass. That would probably bring lots of happiness into the world as well. Very strongly recommended. “