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Rega Planar 3 Turntable with Elys 2 MM Cartridge - Black

by Rega
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SKU Planar 3 Elys 2 Black

The hand assembled Rega P3 is the result of two years development to produce a worthy successor to the iconic RP3.

  • RB330 tonearm with Rega's latest design to minimal resonance
  • Improved lower friction, precision horizontal and vertical bearings
  • 3mm phenolic bottom brace and new metalised skin phenolic top brace
  • High gloss acrylic, laminated plinth  with improved flywheel effect.
  • 12mm floating glass ‘Optiwhite’ platter 
  • Factory fitted Elys 2 Cartridge
  • Lifetime guarantee
  • Strictly available to order online for store collection only.

Rega’s team have worked tirelessly to improve every aspect of this turntable offering improved ergonomics, usability and first and foremost, sonic performance.

The Rega P3 is truly a new turntable for 2016 carrying over just two components from the previous model. 


The Planar 3's RB330 is the culmination of more than 35 years of tonearm design experience.

Featuring a brand new bearing housing and our latest tonearm tube
designed using intelligent redistribution of mass,ensure this arm will exhibit fewer points of possible resonance.

Extreme stability with almost friction free movement from the new high precision
bearing assemblies guarantees to gather more information from your vinyl than ever before.

Featuring a new bias assembly, re-designed stiffer vertical bearing housing, integrated arm clip and an improved spring housing with easier to read numbers.


Unsurprisingly after all of the attention lavished on the arm Rega turned their attention to the plinth.

This is now a high gloss acrylic laminated item that is both stiffer and  with a vastly improved appearance and ergonomically positioned power switch.

Double braces

Improved thicker 3mm phenolic bottom brace and new metalised skin phenolic top brace.

Bearing housing

Re-designed brass main hub central bearing, improved fit and construction reducing stress on the bearing itself.

Sub platter

The sub platter is now constructed with improved accuracy and stiffness and these updates allow a quieter and more stable platform for the platter.


The platter is a new 12mm float glass item with ‘Optiwhite’ polished rim. It features improved accuracy in manufacture and stunning looks.

Redesigned feet

All of this newly engineered goodness demanded new re-designed feet that increase the decks stability and reduce vibration transfer from outside sources.

24v Motor

Improved new motor control PCB with integration for the addition of TT-PSU for electronic speed change and improved advanced anti-vibration circuit (sold separately).

Elys 2 Cartridge

This version of Rega P3 comes factory fitted with the multi award winning, hand built moving magnet cartridge with three point mounting system.

Award winning turntable

"Rega has been developing the Planar 3 for decades and there’s no doubt the product has steadily improved over the years.

We think this new version is the best RP3 yet, adding extra servings of clarity, precision and insight to an already musical sound. Want the best value on the market? This is it."

- What Hifi? product of the year 2016, 2017 & 2018