Hi-Fi Magazine "Product of the Year"
"Highly Detailed" and "Incisive"
How special is the Rega RB1000 tonearm? The RB1000 takes thirty times longer to produce than the company's RB300. And only two of Rega's most highly trained and experienced technicians have the expertise to build this exotic tonearm.
The RB1000 won "Product of the Year" honors from England's Hi-Fi Magazine for 2002. "Take Rega's giant killing RB300 and address its weaknesses and you might not end up with a bargain, but you sure as hell get a serious tonearm.. [with] the closest toleranced bearings if not known to man, then certainly ever seen on an arm at this price."
"The RB1000 arm is highly detailed," reports John Potis in a 6Moons.com review. "The Rega's incisiveness lends a sense of added dynamics."
The RB1000 carries more technological upgrades over previous Rega tonearms than any other Rega tonearm produced during the last twenty years! Key areas of improvement can be found in the bearing assemblies, wiring, and materials used.
Rega has worked to redistribute and reduce mass in areas of the tonearm where mass is critical to performance. A case in point is the polished aluminum arm tube. It has no coatings of any type.
The net result is a tonearm with extremely high structural rigidity, combining ultra low friction movement together with incredible stability. These attributes will make any cartridge mounted on this tonearm work harder than they have ever worked before. Do not be surprised if the first time you listen to familiar music, you hear detail that you've never heard before!