Rega Ania Pro MC Phono Cartridge with Advanced Vital Profile Nude Diamond Stylus


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SKU: Ania Pro
Brand: Rega


Ania Pro moving coil cartridge

The latest member of the Rega MC cartridge
range the Ania Pro uses our advanced Vital profile nude diamond
stylus. This profile is designed to extract as much detail from the vinyl
surface as possible. The Ania Pro delivers tight bass warm midranges and
accurate top end frequencies to offer a well-balanced and detailed performance.

Using our unique hand-wound micro coil found in the
rest of the MC range, the Ania Pro is housed in a unique PPS highly
rigid body, ensuring accurate construction and Rega’s three-point fixing
method which offers the optimum connection to the head-shell while
automatically setting overhang. The new body is protected by a CAD
designed, red rigid cover to protect the internal fine wires, making
handling when fitting, safe and risk free. The Ania Pro features a super
high-powered, neodymium magnet and a coil meticulously hand
wound on to an iron micro cross. This miniature assembly allows
us greater freedom to track the vinyl groove guaranteeing even more detail
is extracted from the vinyl.

All of these features combine to deliver a balanced and
dynamic performance that will engage you with your vinyl like never before. The
Ania Pro is the perfect partner for the Planar 3, Planar 6 or Planar 8
turntable and  a factory fitted option is available for both Planar 6
and Planar 8. Please ask your retailer for details.

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 Apheta 3 and Aphelion products these bodies are machined from one
piece of the highest quality aluminum. This is a difficult and expensive
process requiring all of Rega’s forty-four 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.

The Ania Pro body uses a unique polymer/ 40% glass
combination called Polyphenylene Sulphide (PPS-Fortron). The
special attributes of this material are its hardness and stability in shape and
dimension post moulding, both critical for the performance
of Ania. Now came the challenge. Rega designed
and prototyped using SLA systems in just a few months, proving the
validity of the design direction.

Now we had to design a production mould tool
capable of extreme accuracy and long life. PPS is a difficult polymer
to mould and requires special attention to how
the mould tool operates. Couple this to an almost unmouldable
complex shape of the Ania body and a very considerable challenge
faced the Rega engineers and the toolmakers chosen. The toolmakers
are of the highest technical skill level, using the most accurate
Swiss EDM CNC machines, their regular customers being the military and
medical industries, routinely working down to a micron (one thousandth of
a millimeter).To achieve this intricate body shape required the most
complex high pressure injection mould tool that Rega has
ever designed. The tool has eight major parts, four of which must move in
perfect synchronicity with each other to achieve each cartridge body.
The design and manufacture of this “work of art” took an entire year to produce
and was made exclusively by the most senior toolmaker requiring all his
lifetime of artisanal experience.

Combine this special PPS body with its high specification
stainless steel inserts, a unique rhomboid pivot system, a tried and tested
high performance, diamond tipped elliptical stylus cantilever with low mass
moving coil generator assembly and you have new market leading
musicality, performance, speed, clarity, and detail as never before at
this price.

Tracking Pressure 1.75 – 2.00g

Input load impedance 100 ohms

Output impedance 10 ohms

Nominal output voltage 350μV

Channel Balance: ≥ 20μV

Separation: ≥ -29dB
Mass 6g

Key Features:

Iron Micro cross & coil assembly

One of the world’s smallest MC generators.

Cutting edge neodymium magnet.

Vital profile nude diamond stylus.

High specification fine wire.

Load settings for adjustable MC stages

Impedance -100ohm

Capacitance – 1000pF

Gain setting – High (‘On’ position for Rega phono stages)

Fono MC dip switch settings for all Rega MC models.

Aria Phono stage dip switch settings for all Rega MC models.

Additional information

Weight 0.00000000 lbs


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