Rega Planar 5 & Planar 7 turntables Specifications
Description: Two-speed belt-drive turntables with AC synchronous motor, pivoted tonearm with one-piece, cast-aluminum armtube, and glass (Planar 5) or ceramic (Planar 7) record platter. Wow and flutter: unspecified. Speed accuracy: unspecified. Rumble: unspecified, but probably pretty low (Planar 5) and really low (Planar 7). RB700 tonearm: 222.8mm spindle-to-pivot distance, 240mm effective length, spring-actuated downforce, sliding-magnet antiskating system.
Dimensions: 17.5" W by 4.5" H by 15" D, including dustcover.
Finish: Black or silver alloy (turntable plinth), clear-coat aluminum (tonearm).
Serial numbers of units reviewed: 354941 (Planar 5), 354957 (Planar 7).
Prices: Planar 5, $1295; Planar 7, $2595; both including RB700 tonearm. Approximate number of dealers: 125.
Manufacturer: Rega Research, Ltd., 119 Park Street, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex SS0 7PD, England, UK. Web: www.rega.co.uk. US distributor: Sound Organisation, 11140 Petal Street, Suite 350, Dallas, TX 75238. Tel: (972) 234-0182. Web: www.soundorg.com.