Rega, the Essex manufacturer of hi-fi turntables, is launching what it describes as its `definitive’ turntable, the Planar 9. After three years in development, the Rega Planar 9 will retail at about Ãº1500 when it is launched in May. Designed in-house, the Planar 9 had to be styled within `the very conservative genre’ customers expect when buying high-specification audio equipment, according to Rega product designer Simon Heap. Aimed at a worldwide market, Rega expects to make up to 50 units a month in response to a demand for turntables which, surprisingly, is showing signs of growth despite the rise of CD players, says Heap.
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As we approach the most wonderful time of the year, we ask creative directors what gift someone should buy a designer for Christmas.
The digital design consultancy has appointed a new head, who will oversee its six global offices and lead on growing the business in size and helping it make more money.
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