Rega launch the Ania - MC Cartridge

Review - Rega Ania

Rega Ania

Rega launch the Ania - MC Cartridge
T he Rega Ania is the latest of three now, and entry level Moving Coil Cartridge in the Rega MC Cartridge range. Above Ania are the Apheta 2 and the Aphelion. Ania comes in at £498 so is around half the price of the Apheta 2. Rega see Ania as being suitable to partner with the Planar 3 or RP8,

Ania is housed in a unique PPS highly rigid body, ensuring accurate construction and with Rega's three point fixing method ensuring optimum connection to the head shell and automatic setting for overhang.

PPS is an unusual polymer/glass combination called Polyphenylene Sulphide (PPS-Fortron). With 40% glass, see picture, the material can be moulded and isn’t as expensive as aluminium

The Ania 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 MC cartridge has at its heart a very high-powered, neodymium magnet and a coil hand wound on to an iron cross. This miniature assembly allows Ania greater freedom to track the vinyl groove ensuring even more detail is extracted from those grooves.

At the heart of Ania itself is Rega’s Moving Coil cartridge design philosophy. Rega’s approach involves 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 the 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. Rega believe that PPS comes close to their ultimate Aluminium design.

Rega sum up Ania with “Combine the PPS body with its high specification stainless steel inserts, a unique rhomboid pivot system, a tried and tested high performance, diamond tipped elliptical stylus cantilever with low mass moving coil generator assembly and you have new market leading musicality, performance, speed, clarity, and detail as never before at this price point”

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