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Rega Planar 2 Turntable

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The Rega Planar 2

The Planar 2 was developed over two years of vigorous research, and released alongside the Planar 3. The Planar 2 makes use of the company's highly adept RB220 tonearm. This tonearm incorporates a new ultra-low friction design, completely bespoke to Rega, zero play ball bearings, housed within a state-of-the-art, more rigid yet more lightweight bearing housing. This bearing housing was designed with a new automatic bias setting, removing the requirement for the user to set the bias. The turntable is essentially plugged in and played right from the box, bar some simple arm balancing. 

Key Features


  • A new optional Nd3 MM cartridge is now available factory-fitted.
  • Re-designed feet - New improved foot assembly to increase stability and reduce vibration transfer.
  • Carbon cartridge - supplied as standard on all Planar 2’s for simple plug-and-play convenience.
  • RB220 precision tonearm.
  • Supplied with Clear dust cover as standard.
  • An Advanced EBLT drive belt fitted as standard from March 2021.
  • Supplied with Rega PS2 power supply.
  • Lifetime Warranty against manufacturer defects.


The Planar 2 features a new 11mm self-securing brass bearing, which offers a better fit and reduces stress on the bearing to prevent the transfer of potential energy that may otherwise distress or degrade the integrity of the sound quality. The platter makes use of a newly developed float glass 'Optiwhite' 10mm design, which drastically improves the accuracy of the platter.

The high-gloss acrylic laminated plinth is stiffer and better than before, improved both aesthetically and ergonomically with the new power switch positioning. The plinth comes in 4 finishes; gloss black, gloss white Red & walnut. 

             Planar 2 in red             Planar 2 in Gloss Black


The Planar 2 is the ideal jumping-on-point for someone looking to get their first turntable that offers greater versatility in set-up. Supplied as standard with the Rega Carbon cartridge that offers a punchy, well-rounded sound which is an ideal starting point, but the Planar 2 can offer greater performance when used with a better cartridge. At Hifi Gear we have had great results with the Rega Elys 2 cartridge and the Nagaoka MP-100. 

Rega's Elys 2 is the simplest cartridge to set up thanks to Rega's 3-point mounting, this means that you don't have to worry about the alignment of your cartridge. Sonically the Elys 2 is incredibly well-rounded, offering a very engaging performance with excellent imaging.

The Nagaoka MP-100 isn't as easy to set up as the Elys but when correctly aligned and balanced it is well worth the effort. It offers a level of detail and depth that's hard to beat at its price point and will find new details in your vinyl collection you may not have heard before. This is often found on demos in our Hereford store.

MP100 cartridge

A popular system setup, based on the Planar 2 is the Rega Brio amplifier, paired with the Dali Oberon 1 speakers. The Brio is the 2nd amplifier in Rega's range and is easily our best-selling amplifier in store below £800.00. Its compact design belies its impressively large sound. Likewise, the Oberon 1 is deceptive offering a much bigger sound than you would expect. When paired together the system is incredibly easy to listen to, with dynamic highs, warm mids and well-rounded bass.


Please note, that turntables such as the Rega Planar 2 require a phono stage to work and will produce no sound without one.
Many amplifiers have built-in phono stages, such as the Rega io or Brio.
They can often be identified by the RCA input marked 'phono' on the amplifier's rear.
If being used with active (powered) speakers or with an amplifier without an integrated phono stage, a separate phono stage such as the Rega Fono A2D or Fono MM will be required.


For more information or to check compatibility, please call us on 01432 354921 or email


Who is Rega?

Rega is a specialist hifi manufacturer based in Essex, UK and is renowned for developing and constructing some of the most highly regarded turntables, cartridges, tonearms, electronics and loudspeakers available on the hifi market today. Rega was founded in 1973 and has honed its craft over many years of being a leading brand in every category it puts a product in. 


 Tonearm RB220  
                    Hub bearing                    11mm self securing brass bearing 
 Plinth  High gloss acrylic
 Motor  New 24v low noise, low vibration 
 Platter  New float glass ‘Optiwhite’ 10mm 
Feet   New improved, re-designed 
Cartridge   Carbon  
Lid / Plinth  Included


UK Delivery

Providing your item is in stock, the order is usually dispatched within 24 hours. Postage and packing is completely free for orders over £99*. Out of stock items will be dispatched as soon as they become available, which can take between 4 to 21 days      

UK Delivery orders are sent via our couriers' DPD Local on a next-day-delivery service and usually take between 1 and 3 days. 


Local Delivery

Certain manufacturers disallow mail order for their products, however a local delivery may be possible.

We offer a local delivery service for a large number of our products. After your order has been placed, a member of the Hifi Gear team will contact you to arrange a convenient date and time for your local, personal delivery.


Click & Collect

We offer a free ‘Click & Collect’ service on all items. As soon as your order has been completed and is ready for collection a member of our team will be in contact with you. Orders can be collected from our store at 11 King Street, Hereford, HR4 9BW.


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