Motor upgrade for rega planer 3


Bronze Member
Username: Flaxton

Post Number: 11
Registered: Nov-04
Any advantage in upgrading my motor on my rega planar 3 turntable. I HAVE HAD IT REWIRED and had an upgraded counterweight put on it. Thanks.

Gold Member
Username: John_a

Post Number: 2563
Registered: Dec-03
I was wondering about that, too. On another thread here Frank Abela wrote (October 5) "The motor upgrade improves the deck's pitch stability quite a bit. It's also meant to improve noise, although I haven't observed this myself to be honest (whereas I have noticed the pitch stability improvements). The motor upgrade is no joke - it really improves the deck substantially"

Silver Member
Username: Frank_abela

Berkshire UK

Post Number: 221
Registered: Sep-04
Honest, it does! :-) They're using a different quieter motor which allows them to mount it directly to the plinth.


Gold Member
Username: John_a

Post Number: 2572
Registered: Dec-03
Thanks, Frank. I quoted you not because I doubt you, but because it is the only feedback we have had on this question, and I have no first-hand experience. One cannot audition a motor upgrade! My P3 with original motor and tonearm still beats CD any day. Your opinion counts, and I will consider this recommendation very seriously early next year.
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