Each one of Rega's moving magnet cartridges are meticulously hand assembled to the highest standard by our highly trained technicians. 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 either packing or fitting to a Rega turntable.
Like all of Rega's unique MM pickups, the Bias 2 is built into a polymer (Pocan) body, and has a nonreplaceable stylus—a deliberate and, we think, canny choice intended to eliminate the poor mechanical link found in virtually all other MM pickup designs.The Bias 2 has an elliptical stylus on an aluminum cantilever to ensure excellent tracking of the record groove and accurate extraction of all those nuances of the musical detail.
Coil resistance isn't often mentioned much in connection with moving magnet cartridges, but it plays a part in determining the cartridge's intrinsic noise and with a suitable phono amp the Bias 2 will be one of the quietest out there, certainly exceeding the noise performance of any disc, which is all to the good.The Bias 2 is a very civilised performer with very good bass extension and 'kick', though that's never at the expense of insight.The Bias 2 brought about a notable increase in timbral substance and tactile force with vocals sounding less compressed and more forceful - and thus more interesting.
The multi award winning Rega moving magnet range offers unrivalled clarity, engaging stereo imaging and a natural dynamic performance putting you in touch with your vinyl collection like never before.
- Output: 6.8 - 7.2mV
- Stylus: Elliptical
- Fixing: Standard, two screws
- Coils: High spec parallel wound coils
- Colour: Red
- Tracking Pressure 1.75g
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