The Rega RP3 was designed and engineered to achieve outstanding performance far beyond the expectations of an affordably-priced turntable. Excellent build quality, reliability and ease of use combine to make a product which will offer a lifetime of musical enjoyment. By omitting unnecessary gimmicks, Rega was able to concentrate the manufacturing costs on the high quality parts necessary for accurate LP reproduction. The RP3 is fitted with a brand new hand assembled RB303 tonearm, precision main bearing and a low vibration low noise 24v motor assembly which is individually hand tuned to its circuit to further reduce vibration.
DB Technology (Double Brace Technology)
"Mass absorbs energy - lost energy equals lost music"! Rega has pioneered the use of lightweight rigid plinths. Clever use of lightweight particulate core with a highly rigid phenolic resin skin became the foundations of the high level of performance achieved by the now iconic Planar turntable range. The RP3 takes this design philosophy to the next level. A super lightweight plinth combined with a phenolic resin double brace mounted specifically where the increased rigidity is required (between the tonearm mounting and the main hub bearing) forms a structurally sound "stressed beam" assembly. This rigid plinth design prevents energy absorption and unwanted resonances which will add unnatural distortions to the music. Equally, heavier mass can transfer more unwanted energy such as motor or bearing noise directly into the rotating record. The use of braces instead of the complete skin allows double thickness phenolic resin in these key areas while providing further weight reduction to the plinth which directly addresses the issue of mass absorption and unwanted energy transmission.
RB303 Tonearm - Making the best better
Designed using the latest 3D CAD & CAM technology the new RB303 is the culmination of more than 30 years of tonearm design experience. Due to advances in technology we have been able to fine tune the iconic RB300 tonearm design. Featuring a brand new tube with increased rigidity to the bearing housing, arm carrier and headshell coupled with intelligent redistribution of mass ensure this arm will exhibit fewer points of possible resonance. Extreme stability with almost friction free movement from the high precision bearing assemblies guarantee to gather more information from your vinyl than ever before.
"Using modern design techniques and better materials, Rega has considerably upgraded the sonic performance of one of its classic designs, and -- because they've managed to do so without raising the price -- its value as well."
— Michael Fremer, Stereophile
"The RP3 was admirably tight and clean-sounding, always delivering the rhythm with conviction while sounding faithful, open and clear in the midrange, giving a window into the production sound..."
— Steve Harris, HiFi News
"The RP3 stands as one of the best price/performance ‘tables on the market today...Enthusiastically recommended."
— Jeff Dorgay, Tone Audio
"[The RP3] is arguably among this company's finest efforts...lower noise, wider dynamic range, deeper bass, and more detail that make this design one of audio's great values."
– The Absolute Sound, Golden Ear Award