With just over two weeks to go Record Store Day are proud to reveal this year’s limited edition Rega turntable.
Only 500 units of the unique RSD deck have been created and will be available from participating independent record shops and Rega dealers. The RSD turntables have flown out in previous years, so fans will need to act quickly to get their hands on this exclusive design.
The deck is based on the award-winning Rega Planar 1 Plus and will retail for £299. The striking design on the custom made slipmat is by We Three Club’s Chris White who has designed tour posters and merch for Metallica, Royal Blood, Florence + The Machine, The Last Shadow Puppets, as well as the iconic 100 Club and more.
The turntable itself includes a high-quality built-in moving magnet phono stage and factory fitted cartridge. The Planar 1 Plus remains one of the easiest turntables on the market to set-up. In fact, out of the box set-up can be completed in under thirty seconds!
If that wasn’t enough, music lovers who purchase the deck are also in the chance with something a little extra special this year with 125 prizes hidden in the turntables giving a 1 in 5 decks will come with a rare prize
Those prizes include:
• 2x tickets to the 2019 Mercury Music Prize
• Record Tokens worth £25
• Signed posters by Ian Brown, Fun Lovin Criminals, Orbital, Brett Anderson, Hank Marvin, Chris Difford, Bill Wyman and more
• Signed records by, Tom Walker, Sundara Karma, KT Tunstall and more.
And many more waiting to be discovered. These prizes will be hidden inside the decks and distributed at random to shops around the UK.
As music lovers continue to get into the groove of RSD and the resurgence in vinyl, the number of turntables that music fans invest in continues to soar.
In fact, Rega now ships more than 150 turntables a day, an incredible 83% increase based on 10 years ago. The company based in Southend on Sea are known for their award-winning decks and have been the headline sponsor of Record Store Day since 2015.
Simon Webster, Sales and Marketing co-ordinator for Rega Research, said, “We are very proud to be sponsors of Record Store Day UK once again. It really is a match made in heaven. We share the same important goal, to get as many customers to support their independent record shops and most of all to enjoy the music! Rega now produces 4500 turntables per month, all built by hand in our dedicated facility in Essex. Incredibly, this figure is 2000 per month more than when we first sponsored RSD back in 2015.”
Megan Page, coordinator of Record Store Day in the UK said “I couldn’t be more excited that Rega are back with yet another show stopper of a deck. The fact that music fans of all ages are continuing to invest in new and sophisticated turntables only goes to show that the ‘vinyl revival’ won’t be going away any time soon. We are absolutely delighted to be in partnership with Rega and look forward to seeing fans enjoy their new limited-edition deck”.