The Planar 8 was inspired by the ultimate Rega turntable, the 'Naiad'. Rega decided early on that instead of an evolution of the previous RP8, the new Planar 8 was to be developed and engineered to encapsulate the essence of 'Naiad' at an affordable price. Rega's aim was to deliver a level of performance far beyond what has been achieved at this price point before.
Every aspect of the Planar 8 is engineered to extract as much detail from the vinyl surface as possible. Rega have used the most advanced materials and engineering solutions built around a supremely lightweight plinth to ensure the greatest level of performance. The Planar 8 is supplied with the new RB880 tonearm and Neo PSU MK2 as standard which offers electronic speed change, advanced anti-vibration control and user-adjustable electronic fine speed adjustment to ensure total accuracy and control over the motor. The outer frame of the previous model has now been removed and a new stylish, removable, single-piece dustcover has been introduced further reducing the overall mass of the turntable.
The Planar 8 comes in striking Matt Grey or Matt White finishes and can be factory-fitted with Ania, Ania Pro or Apheta 3 moving coil cartridges.