Excerpt: We’ve long been fans of Rega’s Planar 3 deck, and this latest version – the RP3 – simply reinforces our enthusiasm. In many ways this deck looks pretty much like previous generations of this product. It remains a very simple, attractive design, with the main bearing, arm and motor (all of which are high-quality parts) mounted on a solid plinth. MORE: Awards 2013 Suspension? Limited to three solid rubber feet.
Pros: Rega Brio-R, Excellent all-round sound, easy to set-up and use, fine build quality
Cons: Rega Brio-R, Manual speed change, needs careful placement to sound its best