Rega Turns to Graphene to Improve Sound Quality
21 February 2023
Haydale, (AIM: HAYD), the global technology solutions company, is pleased to have supplied audio equipment manufacturer Rega Research Ltd ("Rega") with its mechanically enhanced prepreg for improved sound quality on its latest turntable.
Using Haydale's HDPlasÒ technology, the graphene-enhanced prepreg has been applied into the manufacturing process for Rega's award-winning turntables. The mechanically enhanced prepreg has been combined into the stressed skin design of the plinth and bonded to the core material to increase the stiffness of the part by 11% reducing resonance and improving sound quality.
Renowned for developing and manufacturing some of the most highly regarded turntables, the technology Rega use is the same as developed for the manufacture of jet aircraft wings that both require light weight and strength. The addition of graphene continues to place high-tech materials at the forefront of Rega's audio equipment development to achieve low mass and high rigidity.
Commenting on this latest development, Rega Design Co-ordinator Colin Dilliway said: "Every Rega product is designed to achieve the best musical performance and sound reproduction possible. These graphene enhancements have increased the stiffness of our product for improved sound quality. We look forward to working with Haydale on further developments aimed at making our products even better and manufacturing new ground-breaking products."
Haydale CEO Keith Broadbent added: "As we continue to work with market-leading customers, I am delighted to see graphene once again being used in application with significant performance improvements. Rega are well known for their use of high-tech materials and the use of graphene in their latest turntable is a ground-breaking product."
For further information:
Haydale Graphene Industries plc
Keith Broadbent, CEO Tel: +44 (0) 1269 842946
Sarah Thomas, Marketing Manager Tel: +44 (0) 1269 507026
finnCap (Nominated Adviser & Broker)
Julian Blunt / Edward Whiley, Corporate Finance Tel: +44 (0) 20 7220 0500
Andrew Burdis, ECM
Notes to Editors
Haydale is a global technologies and materials group that facilitates the integration of graphene and other nanomaterials into the next generation of commercial technologies and industrial materials. With expertise in graphene, silicon carbide and other nanomaterials, Haydale can deliver improvements in electrical, thermal, and mechanical properties, as well as toughness through its state-of-the-art functionalisation. Haydale has granted patents for its technologies in Europe, USA, Australia, Japan, and China and operates from five sites in the UK, USA, and the Far East.
For more information please visit: www.haydale.com
About Rega Research Ltd
Rega is a specialist hi fi manufacturer based in Essex, UK and is renowned for developing and constructing some of the most highly regarded turntables, electronics and loudspeakers. The turntables are designed and built by hand at its factory in Southend-on-Sea. Celebrating 50 years in business this year, from the very beginning to the present day Rega's products remain at the cutting edge of technology, which has seen the company grow production to more than 10,000 units per month and a £21 million turnover at the end of 2022. https://www.rega.co.uk/
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