Product Comparison: Rega Planar 1 vs Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USB


General Specifications
Brand
Rega
Audio-Technica
Model
Planar 1
AT-LP120-USB
Origin
England
Japan
About the Product
The new Planar 1 is the most user friendly Rega turntable to date. Now with preset bias force on the brand new RB110 tonearm, the Planar 1 is set up in seconds after unpacking.
This professional stereo turntable features a high-torque direct-drive motor for quick start-ups and a USB output that connects directly to your computer. Other features include: forward and reverse play capability; cast aluminum platter with slip mat and a start/stop button; three speeds 33/45/78; selectable high-accuracy quartz-controlled pitch lock and pitch change slider control with +/-10% or +/-20% adjustment ranges; and removable hinged dust cover. A selectable internal stereo phono pre-amplifier allows the turntable to plug directly to components with no dedicated turntable input. A USB cable and adapter cables are included along with Mac- and PC-compatible Audacity software to digitize your LPs.
Key Specs
Drive Type
Belt drive
Direct Drive
Operation Type
Semi-Automatic
Manual
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Rega Planar 1 Turntable Gloss Black
  • As is typical on budget audiophile decks controls are super-rudimentary.
  • Smooth operation and easy to set up.
  • Easy set up and a great sounding deck. I can’t fault it as it’s as good, if not better than a lot of decks twice it’s price.
  • It was simple to set up, sounds and looks great.
  • Bought to replace an old Marantz deck. The difference is like chalk and cheese. With the Rega you feel you are involved in the music.
Size & Weight
Height
4.5 in.
6.1 in.
Width
17.7 in.
17.7 in.
Depth
15.1 in.
13.9 in.
Weight
12.1 lbs.
23.5 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Rega Planar 1 Turntable Gloss Black
  • The only set-up necessary was to remove the packing from under the platter and fit the balance weight onto the tonearm.
  • The record player looks amazing too.
  • I love this turntable. It looks beautiful, is extremely easy to assemble and sounds amazing for the price.
  • The quality of the construction makes it a thing of beauty.
  • It's simple, elegant design makes it very attractive to me.
Audio
Record Sizes
7, 12
12
Playable Record Speeds
33 ⅓, 45
33 ⅓, 45, 78
Stylys/Cartridge
Rega Carbon MM cartridge
Magnet phono cartridge and long-life diamond stylus
Integrated Preamp
No
Yes
What customers say about "Audio"
Rega Planar 1 Turntable Gloss Black
  • The sound of this turntable compared to my previous setup is superb. Really notice the difference and even with using 'PC' type speakers
  • Still, it does a great job on factory fresh premium vinyl, my old records, and some bought from charity shops and record fairs.
  • The music felt totally stable, no obvious speed issues you hear on poor quality turntables but the balance of the sound, the separation and detail is fantastic.
  • This turntable provides levels of audio depth, clarity and subtlety which are simply amazing.
  • Great Turntable for the money. Plays my vinyls in a nice crisp sound.
Features
Control
On/Off switch
Power dial, Start/Stop, Speed control switch, Pitch control, Quartz Speed Lock, Voltage Selector Switch
Functions
Vinyl player
Vinyl player
Platter Material
Phenolic
Aluminum die-cast
Dust Cover Included
Yes
Yes
Speaker(s) Included
No
No
Interfaces
Stereo RCA audio out
Stereo RCA audio out
Extras
Re-Designed feet, Re-designed brass main bearing, Balance Weight
Mac- and PC-compatible Audacity software digitizes your records, Professional anti-resonance, die-cast aluminum platter with slip mat
What customers say about "Features"
Rega Planar 1 Turntable Gloss Black
  • This is a sonically outstanding turntable for the money. The sounds is dynamic and detailed and been built by Rega, it looks and feels classy too.
  • Well, when it arrived, took about 10 minutes to set up, including the dust lid
  • Very pure and relaxing. the deck is a dream. Very sincere sound. Great depth of sound. Beautiful.
  • OK so it's very simple to set up and the sound quality is very good which is the most important thing i guess.
  • Really pleased with this turntable. Comes with phono cable and everything needed ready to go.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
MSRP
299.00 $


Other reviews