*“There’s no better deal in high-end analog right now than the brilliant-sounding Rega RP8 turntable. Acclaimed by the likes of The Absolute Sound, What Hi-Fi?, Analog Planet, Hi-Fi+, and TONEAudio, just to name a few expert industry publications, RP8 will instantly take your vinyl LP collection to a whole new level. If you’ve been thinking about upgrading, or want to pick a ‘table that will more than carry its weight for years and years to come, you cannot pass up the Rega RP8.
We know what you’re thinking: RP8 looks like it belongs as the centerpiece in a modern art museum. Yes, it does. But this evolutionary and revolutionary design—anchored by a custom-made skeletal plinth—also sounds brilliant. Equipped with a new tonearm-bearing assembly, triple-layer glass platter, and 24-volt low-noise motor controlled by a hand-tuned electronic power supply, this ‘table extracts the finest details from LPs due to its superior rigidity, low-vibration motor, double bracing, and ultra-stable RB808 tonearm. Unbelievable performance, incredibly low price: Rega pushes the boundaries like never before with the RP8. You need to hear it for yourself, particularly at this almost-too-good-to-believe-it cost.
Read more in-depth information about the power supply, tonearm, triple-layer glass platter, plinth, motor, and construction below. And take a gander at the quotes from some of the industry’s top writers. Then, order a ‘table, pick out the cartridge of your choosing, spend just the few minutes required on setup, and prepare to be transported with your favorite records to a better place. Your very own RP8 awaits.
“The sound of the RP8, which brings new levels of transparency, fine detail, soundstage definition, and drive to the always engaging Rega sound, along with a tonal richness weight, and dynamic thrust that I’ve never before experienced from any Rega design. The RP8 is one of the best mid-priced designs on the market – period.”
—The Absolute Sound, Golden Ear and Editors’ Choice Awards
“This is a hugely accomplished package that lifts a massive amount of information off the groove and organizes it in a musically engaging way. It’s the kind of record player that keeps us listening, just wanting to see how good it makes the next record sound.”
—What Hi-Fi?, five-star review
“Every play of every familiar LP emphasized the ‘table’s remarkable rhythm ‘n’ pacing, its expressive dynamic abilities and its precise instrumental attack against a dead black backdrop. This turntable’s overall detail resolution, but particularly of the low level, reverberant variety and its handling of instrumental decay was exceptional regardless of price.”
—Michael Fremer, Analog Planet
“[The] Rega RP8 is the best sounding, sensibly priced turntable and arm I’ve ever heard.”
—Jason Kennedy, Hi-Fi+
“[If] you want a high performance record player with next to zero fuss required, I can think of no better choice.”
—Jeff Dorgay, TONEAudio, Exceptional Value Award