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

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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
Color Steel
Output .35mV
Type MC
Stylus Type Line Contact
Outputs .35 mV
Tracking Force Range 1.75-2.0
Loading Range 100 ohms
Cantilever Tapoured aluminium