Anyone looking for a really high quality vinyl record player, but not wanting to pay huge prices would do well to consider the Rega RP1 turntable. It is built together really well, as you would expect of a Rega Turntable, but it does not have the gigantic price tag that you would expect of a record player of this quality. It is simple to operate and only weighs just over 2kgs, so it is not awkward or cumbersome in your home. What Hi-Fi chose it as their best turntable up to £400 in their 2011 awards.
The Rega RP1 has a manual speed change forearm, which means that you can avoid inconsistencies between speeds and it will also help to maintain the life of the drive belt.
This vinyl record player has a cool, modern look to it, which will keep it looking fresh and modern for many years to come. It is stylish and classic looking, with some of the feel of a classic retro record player, while being modern and high quality.
The Rega RP1 scores really well in most objective reviews. On Amazon, it gets 4.8 out of 5.
All of those commenting have positive things to say.
Robert Anderson comments that ,”the turntable is fantastic.”
Declan Lemon-Thomas says, “the exquisite playback of this work of art is second to none."
Anyone looking for a top end vinyl record player should seriously consider buying the Rega RP1 Turntable, because it achieves great quality without the cost that would be expected from a turntable this brilliant.