Rega is pragmatic. Nothing makes it into their design if it does not have a functional reason to be there. If it adds complexity or cost without adding performance, it is not likely to make it into the final product. They view a Hi-Fi component as a tool to listen to music. It may mean that some new feature may be absent, or that it isn’t the first to market. What it does mean is that you get the best possible device that does exactly what you need.
Over the past 40 years they have come a very long way. Now selling to more than 40 export markets and producing on average 2000 turntables alone every month. Rega continues to grow and develop new products, all of which strictly follow those early Rega virtues of excellent build quality, long life and amazing value for money all backed up by a lifetime warranty against manufacture defects.