How to build a turntable: The making of Rega's flagship record player
In this mini-documentary get an inside look at how one of the UK's premier turntable designers build handcrafted products.This article originally appeared on The Vinyl Factory
Having taken you on an in-depth tour of Rega Research, we wanted to show you up close how it’s done.
From humble beginnings in the ’70s, Roy Gandy’s Rega has become one of the most popular affordable turntable makers in the world. From their factory in Southend, Rega now make over 4,000 turntables every month.
One of those is the RP8 – one of the brand’s flagship models. With everything done by hand – not least the painfully intricate job of winding the microscopic coils on Rega’s cartridges – we asked Simon Webster to talk us through the process, bit by pain-staking bit.