Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Rega announce new MC and phono stage

I've not used a Rega cartridge for years, and not since I gave up my trusty old Rega 3 15 years ago, but am pleased to see the company continuing to push through new products. Of course, the PR is the usual breathless stuff, full of references to expert-this and sophisticated-that, no doubt to be repeated in reviews up and down the land, but here, a picture of the MC is worth a thousand such words:

At $795, the Ania has real appeal for many I presume -- no compliance figure provided so am fairly sure it's not a great match heavy arms, but other specs below:
  • Tracking Pressure 1.75 - 2.00g
  • Input load impedance 100 ohms
  • Output impedance 10 ohms
  • Nominal output voltage 350μV (.35mV)
  • Channel Balance: ≥ 20μV
  • Separation : ≥ -29dB
  • Iron cross & micro-coil assembly
  • Cutting-edge neodymium magnet
  • Elliptical profile stylus
  • High specification 0.018mm fine coil wire
  • 3-point Rega mounting style, compatible with 2-point style headshells
  • Fortron-PPS body

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