I just received the new Rega Planar 10 from the Sound Organisation today for review in TAS. The packing was excellent, fully 60% of the shipping weight was packing materials, I would estimate, and the turntable and power supply were triple-boxed. The turntable itself was in the upper box, the external power supply in the lower box. Opening it up shows the Planar 10's skeletal "plinth", RB3000 arm and main bearing/subplatter assembly. The TOTL Rega Apheta moving coil cartridge is pre-instealed. Cake. The ceramic platter and counterweight for the tonearm is underneath the EPS foam packing for the turntable. Setting up the turmtable was as simple as setting it on the audio rack, placing the ceramic platter and felt mat on the subplatter, installing the tonearm counterweight, connecting the power cable to the external power supply and connecting the tonearm's interconnect cables to my Bob's Device's step up transformer (which was connected to my EAR 324 phono stage's MM input stage). I leveled the arm with the counterweight, dialed in 2 g of tracking force, and was good to go. I would estimate the set-up time took all of...10 minutes? Here it is playing some Celedonio Romero on a Mercury LIving Presence LP. I'm still bedding in the cartirdge as it is brand-new, however, some first impressions; Very accurate and detailed reproduction with excellent pitch stability, natural tonality with deep and wide soundstage. Imaging places the musicians "in the room" assuming effective room acoustics management and sufficiently low power noise floor without restriction of dymanic transient current delivery. DEAD quiet with virtually no discernible or audible wow, flutter, or rumble. Fully "fleshed out" without being overly rich or warm. GOBS of detail but not etched, strident, or edgy. Resolution, bass articulation and definition, and vocals and instrument "body" are superb. A neutral, three-dimensional, stable and solid presentation with spot-on timbral accurcy and "weight" of voices and instruments. In a word? FABULOUS. Tomorrow when I have some light, I'll post some pics of the external, two-speed power supply and the Planar 10's platter.