Rega RP3 and Upgraded RP1!

Rega’s RP3 turntable, seen here in an awesome Union Jack finish, is Stereophile’s 2012 Analog Source of the Year—an especially wonderful honor for a product that sells for just $895. I love it.

In other Rega news, the company’s entry-level RP1 is now shipping standard with their Carbon MM phono cartridge, said to be a significant upgrade over the original Ortofon OM5. The price for the 'table remains the same: $445.

In addition, the RP1 can now be purchased in an extremely cool Union Jack finish, supplied standard with Rega’s “Performance Pack”: Bias 2 MM cartridge, drive-belt upgrade, and wool platter mat. The Union Jack RP1 costs $695, and I believe girls (and guys) will love it.