The Rega Planar 3 is exceptional – it’s one of the very best turntables in its price range and a deserved Best Buy. However, on sound quality alone it’s not offering significantly more than you get with the cheaper Rega Planar 1 and Rega Planar 2, with which it shares the joint-highest sound quality ratings in our recent testing. If you’re looking for more features, it’s also worth considering the Elipson Omega 100 RIAA BT, which equals the Rega Planar 3 for sound quality but adds Bluetooth and the ability to digitise your vinyl, all for significantly below the cost of the Rega Planar 3.