The Redesigned Rega Bias 2 Goes Where Other Budget Cartridges Don't
The Rega Bias 2 may be the entry-level moving magnet cartridge in the Rega line, but this completely redesigned model is definitely on the very best moving magnet cartridges available for under $200. It sounds extremely warm and its very forgiving of surface noise. It's the perfect upgrade to any older table and a perfect match for the Rega RP-1. The Bias 2 comes highly recommended for anyone in the market at this price.
"[T]he Bias 2 is a very civilised performer with very good bass extension and 'kick', though that's never at the expense of insight...Midrange detail is very good...and stereo imaging is excellent."
– Richard Black, Tech Radar
The redesign includes Rega's recent developments in coil winding techniques. These advances have allowed Rega to use their innovative parallel wound coil in the Bias 2. This technique uses approximately one third less wire than previous models, thus producing a more efficient and reduced mass cartridge. You will hear the difference this makes in the tonality of the Bias 2.