To celebrate the 2020 Record Store Day Drops, we have teamed up with our partners at Record Store Day UK to offer vinyl lovers one very special prize. From 23rd September, we are launching a new competition across the Record Store Day social media channels which gives fans the opportunity to win a completely unique, one-off multi-award-winning Planar 2 turntable with a bespoke illustration based on your local record store. It will be the only turntable of its kind in the world made in order to celebrate the unique and independent culture of the UK’s independent record stores.
How to enter
To enter, fans will simply need to tag @RecordStoreDay / @RegaResearchUK (Instagram) or @RSDUK / @RegaResearch (Twitter) with a picture of their favourite record store (inside or out) and tell us why they think it’s the best record store in the world. Our creative team at will then take that picture and work their magic by producing a turntable featuring the one-off design.
Record Store Day official release
Competition entry closes on the 16th October.
There is one prize up for grabs and the winning person will be picked on 23rd October ahead of the final Drop event.
The Planar 2 prize turntable is worth £399 and includes:
- RB220 precision hand-made tonearm
- Rega Carbon Cartridge factory fitted
- 24v Low noise low vibration motor
- Low mass acrylic skin high gloss plinth
- 10mm float glass platter
- Precision main bearing
- 100% wool mat
Director of Marketing at Rega Research, Simon Webster said “We know just how important records shops are to people and the lifelong relationships that people build with the owners. We are delighted to be able to offer a true vinyl lover the opportunity to get a unique turntable emblazoned with a truly bespoke design featuring their favourite local record shop. We think it’s the perfect prize to celebrate Record Store Day 2020 and cannot wait to see the submissions start to roll in.”
Full T&Cs can be found here: Terms & conditions of entry.
About Record Store Day
Record Store Day is the one day of the year when over 230 independent record shops all across the UK come together to celebrate their unique culture. Special vinyl releases are made exclusively for the day and many shops and cities host artist performances and events to mark the occasion. Thousands more shops celebrate the day around the globe in what’s become one of the biggest annual events on the music calendar.
Due to COVID-19 pandemic Record Store Day 2020 in April was postponed and will now take place as part of 3 ‘RSD Drops’. The exclusive release list has been split into 3 with products either available on 29th August, 26th September or 24th October from participating shops. A full list of releases and their release dates can be found on www.recordstoreday.co.uk.
About Rega Research
Since humble beginnings back in 1973 Rega’s initial success was built upon award-winning tonearms and turntables but Rega has been making complete hi-fi systems since the eighties. Engineering has always been the beating heart of Rega Research, a company obsessed with specialist materials, tolerances and accuracy. From day one every Rega product has been designed to achieve the best musical performance and deliver a lifetime of musical enjoyment at an affordable price. To this day, Rega remains a dedicated British manufacturer and now employs over 140 people selling to 46 different countries. We manufacture a vast range of hi-fi products including amplifiers, phono stages, cartridges, CD players, loudspeakers, and a wide range of accessories to name but a few. Rega designs and assembles every product by hand in our custom-built 38,000 square foot facility in the South East of England, using a team of highly trained and highly skilled technicians who take great pride in the work they do. So confident are we in our ability, Rega offers a lifetime warranty against manufacture defects on every single product we make.