Aphelion Moving Coil Cartridge
Rega Aphelion Moving Coil Phono Cartridge
The Aphelion is the third generation of Rega’s unique moving coil cartridges. Taking the technology developed from the latest Apheta 2 to the next level, Rega engineers have fine tuned every aspect of the original design.
Aphelion features a new boron cantilever and super high-powered, neodymium magnet and a coil meticulously hand wound on an iron micro cross that is fifty percent smaller than the original. The weight reduction of the generator allows greater freedom to track the vinyl groove accurately, ensuring even more detail is extracted from the vinyl. The Aphelion is housed within a completely redesigned, single piece, aluminum black anodized body and protected by a CAD designed, clear rigid cover to protect the internal fine wires, making handling while fitting safe and free of risk.
The hand-built Aphelion moving coil cartridge is the ultimate in micro engineering and design. Taking two years to develop, this groundbreaking new cartridge is guaranteed to retrieve more music from your vinyl than ever before. To improve stiffness, Rega has introduced a boron rod cantilever to increase tracking accuracy and performance. The stylus is a diamond ‘Vital’ profile rotated through 90 degrees to improve rigidity of the diamond mount.
Rega’s moving coil cartridge design is unique in its approach to achieving an ultra-low mass generator which is undamped (no tie wire) using a unique rhomboid pivot for the cantilever powered by a purpose designed, exclusive to Rega, Neodymium magnet system. This type of design requires a zero-tolerance engineered cartridge body which is Rega’s area of expertise and with the Aphelion these bodies are machined from one piece of the highest quality aluminum. This is a difficult and expensive process, requiring all of Rega’s forty-four years of experience to achieve. In particular, the “zero” tolerancing of the body is required in the alignment and dimension of the pivot pad mounting hole and the magnet mechanism mounting hole relationship.
Tracking Pressure 1.75 - 2.00g
Input load impedance 100 ohms
Output impedance 10 ohms
Nominal output voltage 350μV
Channel Balance : ≥ 10μV
Separation : ≥ -29dB
Graded zero tolerance black anodised aluminium body
Boron rod cantilever
‘Vital’ profile nude diamond stylus rotated through 90 degrees.
Iron micro cross & coil assembly making one of the worlds smallest MC generators.
Worlds most powerful minaturised neodymium magnet.
High specification fine wire 0.018mm
Load settings for adjustable MC stages
Capacitance - 1000pF
Gain setting - High (‘On’ position for Rega phono stages )