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Rega Planar 1 (2016) review

£275.00 Typical price

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The Rega Planar 1 is the 2016 version of the old Best Buy RP1 record player from British manufacturer Rega. Aiming to be the best budget turntable around, Rega has a job on its hands to improve on its previous score. We were excited to see how this record player did at our lab - read on to find out what our expert listeners thought.

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  • Pros and cons
  • What is it?
  • What's the sound like?
  • What's it like to use?
  • Is there anything I should watch out for?
  • Is there anything else I should know?
  • Should I buy it?
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First reviewed by Which?

August 2016

Test results

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We have tested 49 record players and turntables and found that there are 8 Don't Buys and 7 Best Buys.
Range of Record players and turntable scores
  1. 29%
    Lowest score
  2. 59%
    Average score
  3. 82%
    Highest score
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