” I know that Rega turntables have been positively reviewed around the globe. I’ve enjoyed every system I’ve heard that has included one, and I’ve recommended Regas to countless music-loving, non-audiophile friends. But I’ve always wondered—what is the source of that “pacey,” boogie-down Rega sound? Is it the AC motor? Is it simply that Rega platters tend to rotate a bit too fast, as some have found? Is it the player’s lightness and rigidity, as Rega claims? Or something else? Curious, I decided that my review of the Planar 3 would be an investigation into what makes a Rega sound like a Rega.