Rega is a world famous turntable manufacturer founded in I973 by Roy Gandy. They are based in the UK and make their turntables and cartridges in their English facility. They have won more awards in their price categories than any other turntable manufacturer and constantly achieve 5 out of 5 star reviews in the hifi press. The multi award winning Rega moving magnet and moving coil ranges offer unrivalled clarity, engaging stereo imaging and a natural dynamic performance putting you in touch with your vinyl collection like never before.
Each one of Rega's moving magnet and moving coil cartridges, with the exception of the entry level Carbon model, are meticulously hand assembled to the highest standard by Rega's highly trained technicians in their UK facility. The design and assembly procedures are focused on one simple goal; extracting as much music from your vinyl as possible. Each one uses a pair of parallel wound coils which are then carefully assembled on custom jigs to create a working stereo generator. Each cartridge is then tested and checked over two days to ensure all of the strict parameters for each model are met before packing.
The Rega moving magnet cartridge range is made from a one piece moulding made of Pocan, a polymer with hardness greater than industrial aluminium. Most cartridges lose their high frequency energy by the movements generated in many joints created in conventional manufacturing. Most cartridges have 5 or 6 joints between the stylus mounting and the cartridge/headshell face. Rega cartridges have none. Most cartridges have to allow for large tolerances when manufacturing automatically with a reasonable gap of 0.7mm between the moving magnet and the pole pieces. The gap on Rega's cartridges is only 0.25mm,much lower than most other cartridges.
The Rega moving coil cartridges are truly another level of vinyl playing nirvana and will bring the nuances and energy of the music into your living space in a way not experienced before. But be careful, they could give you a chronic case of vinyl addiction.