The Rega Naiad turntable is the culmination of 40 years of Rega turntable philosophy taken to the extreme as a no-expense-spared project. After years of anticipation just 40 Naiad have been produced, with each unit representing a year of Rega's history with a matching serial number ranging from 1973-2012.
There is only one Rega Naiad coming to Australia, making it a truly one of a kind piece in this country. This unit is personally signed by Roy Gandy and its maker.
The retail price of the Rega Naiad in Australia is $60,000 and the release date is June, 2020.
About the Naiad
The Naiad has a unique design using the best of modern materials and manufacturing processes. It's plinth is constructed from hand crafted carbon-fibre to achieve the ultimate in lightweight high-rigidity structure, strengthened further with double ceramic braces.
Mass is again kept to a minimum by using a titanium skeletal vertical bearing housing for the tonearm assembly. Naiad features a world first in hub bearing design with a spindle and bearing housing manufactured from Zirconia.
You can expect the ultimate power supply housed in Rega’s reference range casework which will offer user adjustable speed control with a digital display.
Each turntable will be supplied with a piece of music called ‘Naiad’, one of Roy Gandy’s favourite piano pieces, which will be recorded by Rega. This unique pressing will include a test tone that will work alongside the power supply to ensure perfect speed is achieved.
There's just one Naiad coming to Australia. If you want to own a piece of hi fi history, contact us today.
Read more about the story behind the Naiad here: https://www.whathifi.com/au/features/the-story-behind-rega-naiad