Rega Planar 3 50th Anniversary Edition (Yum)

I still have my Rega P3 (2000) and it works as well today as it did when I bought it 17 years ago. To my mind, the P3 is a Genuine HiFi Bargain.

The UK-based company recently introduced the world to the 50th Anniversary Edition of this hifi classic, decked out in a walnut effect finish and fitted with the company’s RB330 Precision tonearm, factory fitted handmade Rega Exact moving magnet cartridge, and a hand tuned Neo PSU MK2 external Speed Change / Power Supply.

From Rega:

The drive system uses our Reference EBLT drive belt and our 24V motor fitted with a custom CNC’d aluminium drive pulley to deliver the absolute best in performance and accuracy.

The first batch of Rega P3s hit the market, hard, in 1973 and I say long live the P3! The 50th Anniversary Edition will only be sold this year and comes with a USD price of $1695.

Key Features

  • Walnut Effect plinth with custom aluminium badge
  • RB330 Precision tonearm
  • Exact MM cartridge factory fitted
  • Neo turntable PSU MK2 included
  • 24 V low noise, low vibration motor, hand tuned to the custom Neo PSU Mk2.
  • Double brace technology
  • 12 mm float glass opti-white polished platter
  • CNC machined Planar 6 drive pulley for use with the Neo PSU.
  • Supplied with a smoked dust cover as standard.
  • Reference EBLT drive belt fitted as standard
  • Anniversary Special Edition only available to buy during 2023
  • Lifetime warranty against manufacture defects

Company Website: Rega Research