A unique design.
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 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.
Conventional MC cartridges utilize a steel suspension system (tie wire) which creates a high amplitude H.F. resonance (normally around 8-12kHz). Such resonance is unacceptable and is usually damped by a rudimentary piece of foam rubber.However, the foam rubber deteriorates with age and cannot prevent the complete structure from vibrating and "ringing".The specifics and adjustment of the tie wire and damping determine whether the cartridge is under damped (bright) or over damped (warm and bass heavy).
A happy medium is rarely achieved.This encouraged Rega to pursue a new direction inspired by modern materials and the basic laws of magnetism. The Apheta 2 contains neither a tie wire nor a foam damper. Moving coil aficionados will all recognise the long search for super clear, high frequency combined with firm, tight bass.
racking Pressure 1.75 - 2.00g
Input load impedance 100 ohms
Output impedance 10 ohms
Nominal output voltage 350μV
Channel Balance : ≥ 20μV
Separation : ≥ -29dB
Key Features :
Iron cross & coil assembly 50% smaller than the original Apheta .
One of the world's smallest MC generators.
Cutting edge neodymium magnet.
Vital 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)
DS Audio ST-50 Stylus Cleaner
The ST-50 Stylus cleaner is equipped with a micro-dust cleaning gel specially designed for laboratory clean- room applications.
The ST-50’ s cleaning gel is made of a urethane resin developed specially for the purpose of atmospheric micro-dust control in clean rooms. Extremely effective cleaning properties are required to meet the specified standards for such applications. The ST-50 gives you the very best in stylus cleaning performance.
Many stylus cleaners apply excessive force to the stylus and cantilever during the cleaning process. The DS Audio ST-50 cleans your stylus at the tracking force set on the tone arm.
Top class materials incorporated into a fantastic new design
Optimize your vinyl playback system and enjoy the highest levels of aural satisfaction. This exclusive design will complement your audio system, an essential for all vinyl audio fanatics. The casing is crafted from an aluminum block before being carefully buffed to perfection. It is then nickel-plated and the precision laser cut markings and leather cushion are installed. The finished article is a beautiful item that reflects the high quality standards DS Audio represents.
Washable Urethane Cleaning Gel
The DS Audio ST-50 gives you the best stylus cleaning performance every time. The urethane gel is washable and re-usable. Simply rinse it gently under tap water and let it dry for 30 minutes at room temperature. Its cleaning performance will be completely renewed.
ST-50 Stylus cleaner
Gel size L28mm×W28mm×H3mm
Case material Aluminum（Nickel treatment）