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Rega Aphelion

Rega Aphelion

Rega Aphelion MC Cartridge –  the latest addition to the cartridge range

Some early images of the new Rega Aphelion MC Cartridge which is being launched later this month. The cartridge will retail for £2998 and is designed to be fitted to the Rega RP10 and the Naiad turntable (when it becomes available next year).

Rega Aphelion

The Rega RP10 can be ordered with the Aphelion at a reduced price of £5498

The Aphelion – what you need to know :

The Aphelion is the third generation of Rega’s unique moving coil cartridges.

Taking the technology developed from the Apheta 2 to the next level, our engineers have fine-tuned every aspect of the original design.
Aphelion features a new boron cantilever, a diamond ‘Vital’ profile stylus rotated 90 degrees to improve rigidity of the diamond mount, a 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 us 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, aluminium, black anodised body and protected by a CAD designed, clear rigid cover to protect the internal fine wires, making handling whilst fitting, safe and risk free. The hand built Aphelion Moving Coil cartridge is the ultimate in micro engineering and design. Taking two years to develop, this ground breaking new cartridge is guaranteed to retrieve more music from your vinyl than ever before.

Specifications :

Tracking Pressure 1.75 – 2.00g
Input load impedance 100 ohms
Output impedance 10 ohms
Nominal output voltage 350μV
Channel Balance : ≥ 10μV
Separation : ≥ -29dB

Rega Aphelion

Key Features :

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 world’s smallest MC generators.
Size for size the world’s most powerful miniaturised neodymium magnet.
High specification fine wire 0.018mm

Rega Aphelion MC cartridge

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The Aphelion is the third edition of Rega’s unique moving coil

cartridge range. Taking the technology developed from the latest Apheta 2 to the next level, our engineers have fine-tuned every aspect of the original design. The Aphelion features a new boron cantilever and a super high-powered neodymium magnet paired with a meticulously hand wound coil on an iron micro cross fifty percent smaller than the original. This weight reduction allows us greater freedom to track the vinyl groove ensuring even more detail is retrieved from the vinyl surface than ever before.

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Unpacking & Fitting

Using the supplied torque wrench take great care when removing the cartridge from the protective aluminium case. ALWAYS remove the four top lid bolts first. Carefully support the weight of the Aphelion with one finger whilst removing the three cartridge mounting bolts from the underside of the case to prevent damage to the cartridge.

Always re-fit the stylus guard carefully after each use. Rega’s custom cartridge torque wrench is designed to apply accurate and even torque (0.4Nm) to each mounting bolt ensuring optimum performance. Fit all three mounting bolts then tighten each one fully until the tool ‘clicks’ three times.

Only use the supplied mounting hardware.

N.B The front third fixing is for use on Rega tonearms arms only. Match the coloured tonearm wires to the corresponding coloured cartridge pins. Use tweezers to fit the tags to the pins. Never pull the headshell wires always use the cartridge tags.

Technical Specifications

Tracking Pressure 1.75 – 2.00g

Input load impedance 100 ohms

Output impedance 10 ohms

Nominal output voltage 350μV

Channel Balance: ≥ 10μV

Separation : ≥ -29dB

Important Information

Avoid touching the stylus or cantilever.

Only use the supplied mounting hardware.

Incorrect mounting hardware will destroy the internal wires.

For optimum performance use the supplied Rega torque wrench.

Always turn off the amplifier when connecting a cartridge.

Ensure the cartridge is wired correctly as per these instructions.

Failure to follow these guidlines may invalidate your warranty.

For further information please visit www.rega.co.uk

Exceptional hi-fi designed and made in England.

Key Features

Boron rod cantilever & graded zero tolerance anodised aluminium body.

‘Vital’ profile nude diamond stylus rotated through 90 degrees.

Iron micro cross & coil assembly making one of the world’s smallest MC generators.

Features one of the world’s most powerful miniaturised neodymium magnet.