Rega Planar 3
2-Speed Belt-Drive Turntable
The Planar 3 is a classic unsprung turntable with belt-drive and AC synchronous motor.
Introduced in 1977, the original Planar 3 models came with the Acos derived R200 tonearm, but from 1983 the improved RB300 tonearm was fitted as standard.
Compared to the Planar 2, the turntable has a heavier plinth and thicker glass platter.
Features include calibrated, spring-applied tracking force and magnetic bias compensation.
Drive method: belt drive
Motor: 110V AC synchronous
Counterweight: tungsten or stainless steel
Speeds: 33 and 45rpm
The Planer 3 sounded nicely musical in a balanced and coherent manner. Presentation of detail was considered well above average, little inferior to super-fi models in this respect - £188 HiFi Choice 1984
A long time leader in it's price category - £250 HiFi Choice 1992
brochure - alternativeroute
instruction/owners manual (improved scan) - jlin0442
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