NOW, now, what can this be? Another turntable from Rega Research, that esteemed Brit vinyl diehard? If you guessed that, you’re spot on! It’s the… RP10, which is designed on the same template as the RP8. Don’t hold your breath too long, though… this one, along with the new RB2000 tonearm, will be launched only next year. Oh, wait, that’s just a couple of weeks away!
If you remember, the “skeletal” RP8 was the first Rega turntable without a plinth, and the RP10 takes the same route, and there’s also the now-familiar metal brace between the tonearm base and spindle. The platter looks to be an upgrade, although the frame is built from the same material as the RP8. The sub-platter of the RP10 is a metal unit.
The RP10 will have a TT-PSU as part of the package, allowing for electronic speed control (33/45rpm). Oh, and that’s the Apheta MC cartridge at the business end of the RB2000.
Well, that’s all we have for now, so feast your eyes on the photos. Oh, and the RP10 will retail at £3,000 without cartridge, £3,600 with the Apheta