With the excitement around the vinyl revival rising to fever pitch during the approach of Record Store Day, it's easy to forget the role of the all-important turntable.
We decided to remind ourselves of the enduring magic of the record player by taking a trip to the Rega factory to see how the company builds its turntables. It's where the limited edition Record Store Day turntable is made and also where the Award-winning Planar 3 is built.
And it's the process of making the Planar 3 that we followed, guided by Simon Webster - Rega's sales and marketing manager, and a Rega employee for over two decades.
From securing the feet to checking the bearing to testing the tonearm and winding the moving coil cartridge – while the turntable may sport a minimal design, there's no shortage of blood, sweat and clever tech crammed inside...