Rega Planar 1 vs Pro-Ject Essential III

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Product

Rega Planar 1
Pro-Ject Essential III

Model

Planar 1
Essential III

Brand

Rega
Pro-Ject

Reviews

60
0

Cartridge

Type

moving magnet (MM)
moving magnet (MM)

Appropriate needle pressure, g

3

Supplied headshell weight, g

5,5

Stylus

Replaceable

Type

diamond
diamond

Model

Rega Carbon
Ortofon OM10

Motor

Drive method

belt
belt

Platter type

plastic
aluminum diecast

Speed, RPM

33.3, 45
33.3, 45

Torque

>4.5 kgf-cm
>4.5 kgf-cm

Wow & flutter (WRMS), %

0.2
0.2

Connections

USB

0
0

RCA

1
1

Other

has not
has not

Controls

Operation type

full manual
full manual

Pitch control

Pitch variation, %

+/-0,7

Braking system

electronic
electronic

Features

Dust cover

45 RPM adapter

Other

has not
has not

Sound

Frequency response, Hz

20 - 20000
20 - 20000

Signal to noise ratio, dB

75
65

Gain

Output level

2.5 mV nominal at 1 kHz
4 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec

Power

Motor type

AC
DC

Power consumption, W

5
4,5

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size, cm/inches

11.7 x 44.7 x 36/4.6 x 17.6 x 14.2
9.5 x 41.5 x 33/4.4 x 16.9 x 13

Weight, kg/pounds

4.2/9.2
5.1/11.1
Rega Planar 1
Pro-Ject Essential III
Rega Planar 1
Pro-Ject Essential III

Turntables CHooseratoR comparison rating

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  • worse
  • 13.7
  • 2
  • 13.7Rega Planar 1
  • 2Pro-Ject Essential III

The Rega Planar 1 is better turntable in this comparison. Check Rega Planar 1 price