Rega RP1 Turntable

Rega RP1 Turntable

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.

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Manual Speed Change

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.

Minimalist style design

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.

Features and specifications 

  • Rega RP1 Turntable (Cool Grey)
  • Brand New Rega RB101 Tonearm, Ortofon OM5e Cartridge
  • Precision Main Bearing & Sub Platter Assembly
  • All new phenolic resin flywheel effect platter for excellent speed stability
  • Includes a FREE Audio Technica AT607 Stylus Cleaning Kit

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Customer reviews and scores

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.”

Rega RP1 TurntableConclusion

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.

Rega RP1 Turntable


Sound Quality




Value for money



  • Minimalist Design
  • Good Value for Money
  • Excellent Sound Quality


  • No obvious cons at this price