Rega Aphelion MC Phono Cartridge
Mines Exquisite Details, Delivers Tremendous Dynamics, Offers Reference Tracking: Hand-Made Rega Aphelion MC Phono Cartridge Features World's Most Powerful Miniaturized Neodymium Magnet
More than 40 years of relentless research, development, and committed endeavors to develop high-performance audio components for a cost less than offered by its peers has led Rega to the Aphelion MC phono cartridge. A third-generation Rega MC cartridge based off the world-renowned Apehta 2, this hand-made piece is fine-tuned to deliver extraordinary levels of detail and dynamics from vinyl LPs while simultaneously proving to be one of the most accurate trackers in the industry. Aphelion features a new boron cantilever for added stiffness, the world's most powerful miniaturized neodymium magnet, and a meticulously hand-wound coil on an iron micro cross that measures 50 percent smaller than the original design. Comprising one of the smallest MC generators ever made, this combination allows for a weight reduction responsible for this cartridge's exceptional tracking prowess and ability to extract the most finite details from grooves. In addition, Aphelion's diamond "Vital" profile stylus is rotated 90 degrees to enhance the rigidity of the mount.
“This MC is designed to measure the bumps in the groove with maximum precision and deliver a signal that is a very accurate representation, so much so that you will find it hard to tear yourself away. If you want to hear the true nature of your record collection there are few better tools for the job.”
—Hi-Fi+, June 2018
CAD-Designed Cover for Protection, Zero-Tolerance Graded Aluminum Body
Rega truly pulled out all stops on Aphelion, as evidenced by the most visible element – distinguished housing. Protected by a see-through CAD-designed cover that shields the internal fine wires from accidental damage, Aphelion is topped off by thoroughly redesigned, single-piece, black-anodized aluminum body with a zero-tolerance grade. While tailor-made for use with the Rega RP10 turntable, this reference cartridge makes for an exquisite upgrade to any ‘table.