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Rega Apheta 2 Moving Coil Cartridge
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Rega Apheta 2 Moving Coil Cartridge

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£831.67 Exc. VAT |  


The New Apheta 2 From Rega


Rega Apheta 2 Moving Coil Cartridge

The Apheta 2 is the second generation of Rega's unique moving coil cartridges. Taking the technology developed from the first Apheta to the next level, our 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 us greater freedom to track the vinyl groove ensuring even more detail is extracted from the vinyl.

To further enhance the design, the Apheta 2 is housed within a completely redesigned,single piece, aluminium 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 entire production department was overhauled at great expense to introduce the Apheta 2 MC. Huge investments into High Definition magnification cameras and displays have allowed us to work at much higher detail and far tighter tolerances than ever possible on the original model.

The Apheta 2 is the perfect partner for the RP8 and RP10 turntables which can be supplied factory fitted at a discounted package rate if requested.

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.

Key Features:

  • Iron cross & coil assembly 50% smaller than the original Apheta 
  • One of the worlds smallest MC generator
  • Cutting edge neodymium magnet
  • Vital profile nude diamond stylus
  • High specification fine wire


Tracking Pressure 1.75 - 2.00g
Input load impedance 100 ohms
Output impedance 10 ohms
Nominal output voltage 350μV
Channel Balance : ≥ 20μV
Separation : ≥ -29dB

Average Rating (2 Reviews):  
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Friday, 22 January 2016  | 

Rega's 3 point attachment system made installation simple and straightforward. The end result is a significant step forward in listening enjoyment, induces a smile now whenever I play a record. And while the Apheta 2 is typically promoted towards Rega's higher end RP8 and RP10 models, in my experience it delivers stellar performance on the RP6 as well.

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Rega Apheta 2 cartridge
Thursday, 8 October 2015  | 

A perfect match to the Rega RB 808 arm. It produces a lively sound and retrieves a lot of detail.
Its tracking ability is also exceptional.
I am very pleased.

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