Rega Aphelion 2 Reference Level MC Moving Coil Cartridge


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SKU: Aphelion 2
Brand: Rega


Aphelion 2 – Reference level moving coil

The ultimate in micro engineering, precision,
innovation and craftsmanship.

Aphelion 2 is the 4th generation of Rega’s
unique handmade moving coil cartridges. Taking the technology
developed from the original Aphelion and the
latest Apheta 3 to the next level, our engineers have
now fine-tuned every aspect of the original designs.

Aphelion 2 features a boron rod cantilever
now fitted with our most advanced “fine line type” nude diamond
profile, combined with a super high-powered neodymium
magnet and a coil meticulously hand wound on an iron micro
cross. The weight reduction of the generator allows us greater
freedom to track the vinyl groove ensuring even more detail is extracted
from the vinyl. The Aphelion 2 is housed within a
single piece, aluminum black anodized body and
protected by a CAD designed, clear rigid cover to protect the internal
fine wires, making handling whilst fitting, safe and risk free.

The Aphelion 2 is the perfect partner for the
multi-award winning Planar 10 turntable and can be supplied
factory fitted as a discounted package – contact us for details.

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 aluminum. 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.

Specifications :

Tracking Pressure 1.9 g

Input load impedance 100 ohms

Output impedance 10 ohms

Nominal output voltage 350μV

Channel Balance : ≥ 10μV

Separation : ≥ -29dB
Mass 6g

Key Features :

Graded zero tolerance black anodised aluminium body

Boron rod cantilever

‘Fine Line Type’ profile, nude diamond stylus

Iron micro cross & coil assembly making one of the worlds smallest MC

Worlds most powerful minaturised neodymium magnet.

High specification fine wire 0.018mm

Load settings for adjustable MC stages

Impedance -100ohm

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

Additional information

Weight 0.00000000 lbs


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