The hand built Aphelion 2 Moving Coil cartridge is the ultimate in micro engineering and design. This ground breaking new cartridge is guaranteed to retrieve more music from your vinyl than ever before.
To improve stiffness, we are using a boron rod cantilever to increase tracking accuracy and ultimate performance 'Fine Line Type' profile. Rega’s Moving Coil cartridge design is unique in its approach to achieving an ultra-low mass generator which is undamped (no tie wire) using a unique rhomboid pivot for the cantilever, powered by a purpose designed, exclusive to Rega, neodymium magnet system. This type of design requires a zero-tolerance engineered cartridge body which is Rega’s area of expertise and with the Aphelion 2 these bodies are machined from one piece of the highest quality aluminium. This is a difficult and expensive process requiring all of Rega’s forty-seven years of experience to achieve. In particular, the "zero" tolerancing of the body is required in the alignment and dimension of the pivot pad mounting hole and the magnet mechanism mounting hole relationship.
Tracking Pressure 1.9g
Input load impedance 100 ohms
Output impedance 10 ohms
Nominal output voltage 350μV
Channel Balance : ≥ 10μV
Separation : ≥ -29dB
Graded zero tolerance black anodized aluminium body
Boron rod cantilever
'Fine Line Type' profile nude diamond stylus
Iron micro cross & coil assembly making one of the worlds smallest MC generators.
World's most powerful minaturized neodymium magnet.
High specification fine wire 0.018mm
Load settings for adjustable MC stages
Capacitance - 1000pF
Gain setting - High ('On' position for Rega phono stages )
MC dip switch settings for all adjustable Rega MC cartridge models.
Aria MC dip switch settings for all Rega MC cartridge models