For the Planar 1 Plus, Rega wanted to optimise the circuit for ultimate performance so they removed the USB interface and used the money saved to improve what was already a stunning disc stage.
The new built in stage offers the ability to connect the Planar 1 Plus directly to almost any system that has a standard line input via a regular phono to phono cable (supplied) or phono to 3.5mm lead.
There are obvious audio advantages to housing the phono stage directly beneath the tonearm. The carefully shielded tonearm wires are soldered directly to the stage which prevents any unwanted pick up via the usual external cable between the arm and stage. The Planar 1 Plus benefits from all of the advantages of its sibling, the Planar 1, such as a low noise 24v motor, precision hub bearing assembly and hand-made RB110 tonearm with a factory fitted Rega Carbon cartridge. Set-up remains possible in under 30 seconds making this the easiest to use, and most flexible Rega turntable to date.
The Rega Planar 1 Plus is available in gloss black and gloss white finishes.