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Rega reveals limited edition Record Store Day 2019 turntable

Rega reveals limited edition Record Store Day 2019 turntable

For years Rega has made a habit of releasing a limited edition turntable to commemorate Record Store Day in April - and guess what, this year is no different.

While last year's was a hybrid of the Planar 1 and Planar 3, Rega's 2019 effort is a custom designed Rega P1-Plus. The P1-Plus, which received five stars when it arrived on the scene last year, is the company's most plug-and-play deck yet, with a built-in phono stage (based on the Award-winning Fono Mini A2D), a moving magnet cartridge and a performance that's "hugely enjoyable".

The Rega P1-Plus deck for RSD 2019 is limited to just 500 units, each costing £299 - £30 less than the standard model, then.

Its phenolic black platter is marked with the words 'Record Store Day UK' – in the place of 'O's are record graphics, natch – and on top of it sits an exclusive RSD custom design mat. If it's anything like the special 2018 and 2017 models, a number of them could end up being signed by various music artists, too.

The custom Rega P1-Plus will be available from Saturday 13th April (Record Store Day itself) from independent record stores and Rega dealers.

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Becky is the Hi-Fi and Audio editor of What Hi-Fi? and, since her recent move to Melbourne, Australia, also the editor of Australian Hi-Fi magazine. During her eight years in the hi-fi industry, she has been fortunate enough to travel the world to report on the biggest and most exciting brands in hi-fi and consumer tech (and has had the jetlag and hangovers to remember them by). In her spare time, Becky can often be found running, watching Liverpool FC and horror movies, and hunting for gluten-free cake.