For more than 15 years Rega has been perfecting its unique designs of moving coil cartridges. Rega has pioneered undamped micro mass generation systems coupled with high integrity jointless bodies. In recent times they have achieved new levels of power from rare earth magnets. This 15 year evolution using the latest technological manufacturing process and recognised laws (Flemings) bought them the hugely successful Apheta 2.
With the Apheta 3 they have pushed another boundary, for several years they have been developing state of the the art diamond profiles of a "Fine Line "design mounted through 90 degrees (the same technique used in the Aphelion reference model) this work has resulted in Apheta 3 extracting even more detail from the record groove which of course translates into more music.
Apheta 3 features a super high-powered, neodymium magnet and a coil meticulously hand wound on an iron cross that is fifty percent smaller than the MK1 model. This weight reduction allows us greater freedom to track the vinyl groove.
The Apheta 3 is housed within a completely redesigned, single piece, aluminium anodized body and protected by a CAD designed, smoked rigid cover to protect the internal fine wires, making handling whilst fitting, safe and risk free. The Apheta 3 is the perfect partner for the latest Planar 8 and Planar 10 turntables.
Rega Apheta 3 Technical Specifications
Tracking Pressure 1.9 - 2.00g
Input load impedance 100 ohms
Output impedance 10 ohms
Nominal output voltage 350μV
Channel Balance : ≥ 20μV
Separation : ≥ -29dB
Iron cross & coil assembly 50% smaller than the original Apheta .
One of the world's smallest MC generators.
Cutting edge neodymium magnet.
Fine Line profile nude diamond stylus.
High specification fine wire.
Load settings for adjustable MC stages
Capacitance - 1000pF
Gain setting - High ('On' position for Rega phono stages)