A Vibration Measuring Machine, written by Roy Gandy, Rega’s founder, reveals all in this innovative three part book, explaining the design philosophy and engineering behind our turntable designs.
Part one opens with an in-depth history of the company from the birth of it’s founder Roy Gandy, to the present day, detailing the key events and the creation of new products along the way. Part two consists of Roy Gandy’s detailed thesis on turntable engineering and Part three focuses on the central figures describing in their own words their personal tales and their commitment to the Rega ideals.
This long awaited book, A Vibration Measuring Machine, is essential reading for anyone with an interest in turntable design and music reproduction, written with the home enthusiast, the professional manufacturer and the hi-fi journalist in mind.
Rega Research Ltd. is a British audio equipment manufacturer. Rega was founded in 1973. The company’s name was formed of the initials of its two founders (RElph & GAndy). Rega are widely known for their turntables – most notably the iconic Rega Planar 3, cartridges and tonearms, and has produced award-winning amplification and speakers for over 20 years.
In 2014, Rega maintains a custom-built factory and has 90 to 100 employees. It has no marketing department, but produces every model in the UK, and tries to maintain UK-based parts suppliers as well. The only advertisement Rega ever ran was to say that it didn’t advertise, preferring to invest every penny into research and product development. The Rega factory is located in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, UK- east of London