Rega

Apheta 2 Phono Cartridge

The Apheta is the second generation of Rega's unique moving coil cartridges. Taking the technology developed from the first Apheta to the next level, Rega's engineers have fine tuned every aspect of the original design.

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Low Mass Generator Moving Coil

Allows from much better groove tracking.

Built Using HD Cameras

Rega heavily invested in HD cameras to better see the fine details during assembly in the UK to assure high tolerances.

Single Piece Body

Low resonance and the clear cover is a beauty to behold.

The Apheta is the second generation of Rega's unique moving coil cartridges. Taking the technology developed from the first Apheta to the next level, Rega's engineers have fine tuned every aspect of the original design.

Apheta 2 features a super high-powered, neodymium magnet and a coil meticulously hand wound on an iron cross that is fifty percent smaller than the original. This weight reduction allows a greater freedom to track the vinyl groove, ensuring even more detail is extracted from the vinyl.

  • A unique design.
  • Conventional MC cartridges utilize a steel suspension system (tie wire) which creates a high amplitude H.F. resonance (normally around 8-12kHz). Such resonance is unacceptable and is 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 is rarely achieved.
  • This encouraged Rega to pursue a new direction inspired by modern materials and the basic laws of magnetism. The Apheta 2 contains neither a tie wire nor a foam damper.
  • Moving coil aficionados will all recognise the long search for super clear, high frequency combined with firm, tight bass.
More Information
MPN REGA:APHETA2
UPC 5056186701014
Weight 0.01 lbs
Condition New
Color Black
Cartridge Type Moving Coil
Cantilever Material Tapoured Aluminum
Cartridge Output Low Output
Loading Range 100 Ohms
Output .35 mV
Stylus Type Line Contact
Tracking Force Range 1.75 - 2.0
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