Rega Planar 2 opinions

mlzmboknv6za.jpg
It's time to upgrade from my Audio Technica LP-120 and on to something that's a couple steps above.
In my browsing around I keep stumbling across Rega's "Planar" series (specifically the 2) and all its positive reviews.
I'm not familiar with the Rega brand, but I've never heard anything bad about them. So I guess that's a good thing.
Digging deeper into this turntable it looks like the Planar 2 has the right price tag and has almost all the features I'm looking for.
The only thing that I'm not particularly fond of is how they've eliminated the ground wire and integrated it into the shielding of the RCA cables.
But if any of you guys have any experience with the Planar 2. I'd like to hear your thoughts. Or am I barking up the wrong tree, and there's something way better out there?
The Night is Dark and Full of Terrors

Comments

  • halohalo Posts: 4,431
    edited July 7
    Excellent entry if you're looking to buy a brand new turntable. Great reviews all over the place. Fixed headshell and weighted for the OE cart so, if you make a change, it won't be very "easy." You can upgrade to the glass platter and some other features on some sales sites.

    Performance Pack etc...
  • gp4jesusgp4jesus Posts: 1,181
    I have a P3 w/ the same arm in the pic which, BTW, to upgrade, would set you back about double of that table & arm*. Its* way under priced considering the SQ it delivers. A major pain to set up but it’s a set & forget package.
    Samsung 60" UN60ES6100 LED
    Outlaw Audio 975 Pre/Pro
    Samsung BDP, DirecTV Rcvr, Xbox 360, Dennon LDP, Phillips CD chgr

    Canare 14 ga - LCR tweeters inside; CC outside
    BJC 10 ga - LCR mids, inside & out
    8 ga Powerline - LR woofers, inside & out

    LR: tri-amped RTi A7. Woofers, Rotel 98X amp; M & T, P'sound HCA-1000
    CC: Rotel RB985 -> tri-amped CSi A6
    5 Audio Pro Subs: 1 B1.39: 1 Evidence at each corner
    Surrounds: Hafler XL280 -> AR 12 ga -> RTi A3*
    Power Conditioning & Distribution:
    3 dedicated 20A feeds; APC H15; 4 Furman Miniport 20s
    *Bi-amped by years end
  • stainless0steel2stainless0steel2 Posts: 156
    edited July 10
    I've noticed there's alot of aftermarket options for these tables... I like that. B) And most of that stuff I can reproduce at work.
    The more and more I read the Planar 3 is actually the better option. I'll wait until I can find a used or refurbished one to pop up.
    The Night is Dark and Full of Terrors
  • MontoyaMontoya Posts: 493
    If you need a Polkie price on one of these bad boys hit me up.
  • gp4jesusgp4jesus Posts: 1,181
    How about a cart suggestion for a mid ‘80s Planar 3 - a low output MC?
    Samsung 60" UN60ES6100 LED
    Outlaw Audio 975 Pre/Pro
    Samsung BDP, DirecTV Rcvr, Xbox 360, Dennon LDP, Phillips CD chgr

    Canare 14 ga - LCR tweeters inside; CC outside
    BJC 10 ga - LCR mids, inside & out
    8 ga Powerline - LR woofers, inside & out

    LR: tri-amped RTi A7. Woofers, Rotel 98X amp; M & T, P'sound HCA-1000
    CC: Rotel RB985 -> tri-amped CSi A6
    5 Audio Pro Subs: 1 B1.39: 1 Evidence at each corner
    Surrounds: Hafler XL280 -> AR 12 ga -> RTi A3*
    Power Conditioning & Distribution:
    3 dedicated 20A feeds; APC H15; 4 Furman Miniport 20s
    *Bi-amped by years end
  • MontoyaMontoya Posts: 493
    Quintet bronze is good.
    gp4jesus wrote: »
    How about a cart suggestion for a mid ‘80s Planar 3 - a low output MC?

Sign In or Register to comment.

Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!