Those of us familiar with the older Planar 3 and P3 were quite unprepared by how big an improvement the new RP3 is.
The biggest improvements come from the new RB303 arm and especially the braced plinth (allowing the plinth to be both very light and immensley rigid).
Spinning Kate Bush's version of Rocket Man (a song I know very well indeed), I was shocked by how sweet it sounded in comparison. I would also swear that there is a whole octave of previously unesolved bass extension as well.
For £549 (including Elys cartridge), this is a real turntable bargain.