The newest member of the Rega MC cartridge range the Ania was inspired by the success of the Apheta 2 and Aphelion MC cartridges. Using the same exceptionally complex hand wound micro coil found in the rest of the range, the Ania is housed in a unique PPS highly rigid body, ensuring accurate construction and Rega's three point fixing method ensuring optimum connection to the headshell and automatic setting for overhang. The new body is protected by a CAD designed, clear rigid cover to protect the internal fine wires, making handling whilst fitting, safe and risk free.The Ania features a super high-powered, neodymium magnet and a coil meticulously hand wound on to an iron cross. This miniature assembly allows us greater freedom to track the vinyl groove ensuring even more detail is extracted from the vinyl.
All of these features combine to deliver a balanced and dynamic performance that will engage you with your vinyl like never before.The Ania is the perfect partner for the Planar 3, Planar 6 or RP8 turntables. Factory fitted options for some models are available.
Sonically, as compared to the Rega Exact, the Ania is faster on its feet and brings out more of the micro detail in sound. There's more immediacy to the music and a sense of instantanous sound rather than the more languid MM sound.
What is quite striking is that Rega managed to convey the same sweet toned PRAT British sound that the Bias/Elys/Exact have but in an MC cartridge. Wizards in green they are. The matching Ania MC phono stage is a pretty good place to pair especially as a package RP6 deal. If you were to upgrade from the Ania/Fono MC, given a choice, we'd suggest getting the Rega Aria phono stage rather than the Apheta 3. The reason being the Aria phono won't wear out like a cartridge will - a good phono stage is a twenty+ year benefit investment. The Aria is sublime with both the Ania and the Apheta.
Rega Ania Specifications
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)