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 Apheta 2 and Aphelion products these bodies are machined from one piece of the highest quality aluminium. 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.
When Rega decided to produce a Moving Coil cartridge at half the cost of the Apheta 2, the special aluminium body could not be used, it was simply too expensive. The solution lay in an unusual polymer/glass combination called Polyphenylene Sulphide (PPS-Fortron). With 40% glass, this material could be moulded and would solve the cost problem. The special attributes of this material are its hardness and stability in shape and dimension post moulding, both critical for the performance of Ania. Now came the challenge. Rega designed and prototyped using SLA systems in just a few months, proving the validity of the design direction.
Rega ANIA Moving Coil Cartridge
Tracking Pressure:1.75 - 2.00g
Input load impedance:100 ohm
Output impedance: 10 ohms
Nominal output voltage: 350μV
Channel Balance: ≥ 20μV
Separation: ≥ -29dB
Iron cross & micro coil assembly
One of the world's smallest MC generators.
Cutting edge neodymium magnet.
Elliptical profile stylus
Constructed from high specification 0.018mm fine wire
Load settings for adjustable MC stages
Capacitance - 1000pF
Gain setting - High ('On' position for Rega phono stages)