Groundbreaking Rega Apheta 2 MC Phono Cartridge Delivers Rare Combination of Crystal-Clear Highs and Firm, Taut, Deep Bass: No-Expense-Spared Design One of the World's Smallest MC Generators
Significantly Improves Upon Original Apheta: Stunning-Sounding Rega Apehta 2 MC Phono Cartridge Worthy of Finest Tonearms and Turntables, Extracts Immeasurable Detail from Vinyl LP Grooves
Featuring a state-of-the-art, ultra-high-powered neodymium magnet and a coil meticulously-hand wound on an iron cross, the Rega Apheta 2 moving-coil phono cartridge combines the benefits of cutting-edge modern technology with old-school analog design principles to yield a world-class cartridge worthy of the finest tonearms and turntables. Able to extract the most meticulous information from record grooves and reproduce music with unerring warmth, soulfulness, and purity, the second-generation Apheta 2 significantly improves upon the original Rega Apheta cartridge and touts far tighter tolerances and exponentially higher detail. This pioneering MC cartridge is distinguished with the long-sought-after blend of crystal-clear high frequencies and firm, tight bass. The stunning-sounding Apheta 2 is housed within a single-piece aluminum anodized body and protected by a CAD-designed, clear, ridged cover that protects the internal wiring so you can handle it without worry.
No-Expense-Spared Design: Hear More Detail, Nuance, Tonal Character From Your LPs
Apheta 2 ranks as one of the most profound achievements in Rega’s celebrated 40-year-plus history.
Rega engineers fine-tuned every aspect of the original design. Apheta 2’s iron cross is 50 percent smaller than that of the original, providing a weight reduction that allows far greater freedom to track vinyl grooves. As a result, you hear more detail, more nuance, more tonal character, more of everything you want to experience. Indeed, Rega spared no expense in the redesign and overhauled the entire production department to ensure Apheta 2 surpassed every goal and expectation. Huge investments into High Definition magnification cameras and displays paid off by netting much higher detail and far tighter tolerances than possible on the original Apehta.
Groundbreaking Cartridge Contains No Tie Wire or Foam Damper
Conventional MC cartridges utilize a steel suspension system (tie wire) that creates a high-amplitude H.F. resonance (normally around 8-12kHz). Such resonance is unacceptable and usually damped by a rudimentary piece of foam rubber. However, the foam rubber deteriorates with age and cannot prevent the complete structure from vibrating and "ringing.” The specifics and adjustment of the tie wire and damping determine whether the cartridge is under-damped (bright) or over-damped (warm and bass heavy). A happy medium between the two is rarely achieved. Such issues encouraged Rega to pursue a new direction inspired by modern materials and the basic laws of magnetism. Apheta 2 contains neither a tie wire nor a foam damper.
Iron cross and coil assembly 50% smaller than the original Apheta
One of the world’s smallest MC generators
Cutting-edge neodymium magnet
Vital profile nude diamond stylus
High-specification fine wire
Tracking Pressure 1.75 - 2.00g
Input load impedance 100 ohms
Output impedance 10 ohms
Nominal output voltage 350μV
Channel Balance : ≥ 20μV
Separation : ≥ -29dB