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Rega Aria MM/MC Phono Stage

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$1,495.00
SKU: RE-ARIA

Design

Housed within our latest half width custom designed case are two entirely separate high performance phono stages. One fully adjustable dedicated moving coil and one moving magnet. Each stage is designed and engineered to maximise the potential of your vinyl system whilst remaining easy to use and set up.

Technology

The Aria is an "all analogue amplifier" with no digital control circuitry. The fully aluminium case screens the internal circuit from any stray RFI signals. Our designers have avoided including any superfluous gadgets as they obstruct the signal path and degrade the sound quality. The Aria incorporates many innovative design ideas including a self-adjusting servo control to keep the MC input circuit at its optimum, compensating for any variations in ambient or operating temperature. Both stages have their own separate input sockets and input pre-amplifier circuitry. This enabled us to design bespoke input circuitry for each cartridge type without compromise. Signal switching is performed at high level and low impedance (via relays) ensuring there is no degradation of the signal.

MC stage design & features

The MC input uses parallel connected low noise FET's (Field Effect Transistor's) configured as a compound pair. The use of FET transistors ensures there is no bias current flowing in the cartridge coil so as not to upset the delicate magnetic geometry of the cartridge. The MC input has the provision for selecting resistive input loading of 70W to 400W and capacitive loading of 1000pF to 4200pF. The input sensitivity can be changed by 6dB, via the back panel.

MM Stage design & features

The MM input uses low noise bipolar input transistors also configured as a compound pair. There are two separate power supplies for each channel and further sub power supplies for each of the low noise input circuits. Nichicon FG electrolytic capacitors have been used in critical positions throughout the power supplies. Polypropylene capacitors have been used in the signal path and equalization networks. Discrete circuitry is used throughout the signal path ensuring full control of the circuit design.
Technical:
  • Maximum output level = 11V RMS.
  • Rated output level = 200mV.
  • Output resistance = 100Ω.
  • Minimum output resistance for a –3dB point at 15Hz = 1K.
  • AC supply 230V & 115V Nominal +/- 10%.
  • 230V / 20mm Fuse / T250mAL
  • 115V / 20mm Fuse / T500mAL
  • Power Consumption = 10 Watts.
  • Ambient operating temperature 5 to 35°C
  • Generator source resistance = 15Ω.
  • Loading set to 100Ω and 4200pF.
  • Input sensitivity (0dB high gain setting) = 70uV for 200mV output.
  • Input sensitivity (-6dB low gain setting) = 133uV for 200mV output.
  • Resistive Input loading = 70, 100, 150 & 400Ω.
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    Benoit Lizee -Belgium

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    To be advised. Wide sounstage More air around instruments More dynamic and details

    Next level realism for your vinyl

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    I went from a Schiit Mani to this. 10x in price and 10x in realism, depth, and weight. Totally worth the cost, especially if you have a Rega system (stock RP6, here). Hopefully the last phono pre I’ll ever need to buy. Enjoy!