The RP8 is a ground breaking turntable which takes Rega’s design
philosophy further than ever before. A radical new plinth design using
custom materials, the RB808 tonearm , 24v low voltage motor controlled
by a customised hand tuned electronic power supply, a triple layer float
glass platter and a re-designed and improved version of our Planar 9
precision engineered hub bearing assembly. Available with the option
of the RP8’s perfect partner the Rega Apheta moving coil cartridge
factory fitted (recommended). These are just some of the features of
this amazing turntable designed to extract more music from your vinyl
than ever before.
In 2013 the RP8 was voted “one of the best designs of all time” by
two of the worlds most respected designers, Apple’s Sir Jony Ive and
The Evolution of Revolution
Evolution is a well proven and documented process in many areas of
our lives. This applies in particular to design engineers and machines.
Over the past forty years our cars have become more reliable
and economical whilst we take for granted the reliability and speed of
modern aircraft. Rega is no exception to evolution. Rega’s experience
and previous achievements allow us to continually develop and produce
better products. The RP8 represents probably the biggest step forward in
the evolution of Roy Gandy’s turntable design philosophies.
Low mass, high rigidity plinths combined with electronically
controlled low vibration motors, high flywheel effect platters and lower
mass higher stability tonearms. The RP8 is the first of our “skeletal”
design turntables offering ground breaking levels of performance and
amazing value for money.