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Rega Bias 2

Rega

Moving Magnet (MM) Phono Cartridge

Rega Bias 2 Phono Cartridge - Angle view.

Rega Bias 2 Phono Cartridge - Angle view.
 

Elliptical Diamond Stylus, High Output 6.8-7.2mV


High Spec Parallel Wound Coils


Great Value For Money. Hand Made In England

Availability: In Stock
Delivery: Free Metro Australia Wide Delivery
Your Price $150
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Product Description

Phono Cartridges
Staying In The Groove

The Phono Cartridge is often confused as the ‘needle’ which it is not! The Phono Cartridge is the electronic device that the needle either inserts into, as in the case with the most popular Moving Magnet (MM) designs or is part of as in the case Moving Coil (MC) designs. The right cartridge combination usually makes amazing differences to your overall ‘vinyl’ enjoyment and is an easy upgrade to sonic improvements. Please feel welcome to call us and discuss your options.

The whole world knows Roy Gandy from Rega has designed some of the best sounding Turntables. He and his Rega colleagues also produce some great MM cartridges.

Overview

The Rega Bias is a Moving Magnet (MM) cartridge which has a conventional 0.5" centre distance and two hole mounting and will therefore fit all standard tonearms from the mid 1950's to now. Some things thankfully never change! The overall design makes it a perfect match for the RP1, P1, P2 or P3.

Rega entered the cartridge market in the early 80's. All cartridges are hand made by Rega utilizing custom coil winding techniques and ultra high precision molded bodies. The Rega cartridge is a one piece molding made of Pocan, a polymer with a hardness greater than industrial aluminum. Most cartridges loose high frequency energy by the movements generated in many joints created in conventional manufacturing.

New Bias MK2 Cartridge: The new Bias MK2 cartridge offers outstanding sound quality and value for money. The proprietary design uses new parallel wound coils and pivot pads improving detail and accuracy. It also offers Rega’s unmatched level of mechanical integrity with no removable stylus to muddy musical waters.

Coil Windings: Rega have designed and developed their own coil winding machine. This allows them to manufacture coils in a completely new and innovative way. This means approximately one third less wire is used than in their other cartridges, making the Bias even more efficient than the very popular Elys.

Ultra High Precision Molded Body: The Rega cartridge is a one piece molding made of Pocan, a polymer with a hardness greater than industrial aluminum. Most cartridges loose high frequency energy by the movements generated in many joints created in conventional manufacturing. Most cartridges have five or six 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. This gap on Rega cartridges is only 0.25mm, much lower than any moving magnet cartridge we have tested. The headshell face is machined perfectly flat to ensure maximum contact between the cartridge and headshell.

Sound Quality: The Exact cartridge offers outstanding sound quality and value for money. The proprietary design uses new parallel wound coils and pivot pads improving detail and accuracy. It also offers Rega’s unmatched level of mechanical integrity with no removable stylus to muddy musical waters and, in the Exact, the Rega three point mounting system is used for even greater rigidity.

The Bias Cantilever – Diamond Tip: The Bias has a non-removable cantilever.

Packing – More for the Cartridge: Rega has not tried to create a false impression of product expense by using elaborate packaging. By using the simplest and most inexpensive cartridge carton possible, yet still avoiding transit damage, Rega spends more on the cartridge itself - ensuring better value.

Assembly – Hand Crafted: Due to the design and extremely high tolerances of Rega cartridges, the assembly methods are more akin to watch making than to a mass production assembly line. Every cartridge is hand built. The highly skilled operatives use little more than tweezers and microscopes. Each cartridge is then adjusted and tested twice during a 24-hour period. Such methods are expensive and time consuming but Rega feels the result is worth it. We know you will too!

In The News

The Rega Exact is highly recommended by Stereophile Magazine which stated: "Hand-built MM without a removable stylus that MF claimed "will get your heart racing, that's for sure." The Analog Kid was knocked out by its explosive, energetic sound, breathtaking midrange purity, and transient snap. He concluded that "the Exact could bring a somewhat reticent system to life."

Our Take

In Australia, we believe we can boast more knowledge about vinyl than probably any other store and even more so with Rega. How so? Firstly, our founder can remember when records were only mono and when the first stereo albums his father brought home had table-tennis and train effects going from left to right speaker. That was about 1958 and the family were in the business professionally from 1963. That alone is over 50 years! Secondly, two of our current staff have worked for the Rega distributor (one at a very senior level) and have travelled to Rega in the UK on several occaisons, even staying in Roy Gandy's home. They are still Rega fanatics! So if you really want to know about Rega, then don't hesitate to contact Wes Bell or Graeme Dunlop. We will also fit the Exact to a Rega tonearm for free and ensure that the correct torque is applied and that the tracking weight is set to the recommended 1.75 grams.

International Orders: You can purchase this item excluding Australian GST (Sales Tax) via our PayPal account. Standard post (10-14 days) costs an additional A$25; Express post (3-5 days) costs an additional A$35-A$50. Please send an email to shop@audiotrends.com.au stating model number and preferred postage option and we will process via PayPal.

  • Output: 6.8 - 7.2mV
  • Stylus: elliptical
  • Fixing: standard, two screws
  • Coils: High Spec parallel wound coils
  • Color: Red
  • Manufacturer's Warranty: 3 Years. Full no-cost exchange for faulty unit within 30 days; thereafter repair/replacement but buyer responsible for return to Audio Trends or service agent. We will pay for return shipping costs for under warranty items. No Fault Found is charged at $20 plus freight.

Note: Specifications Subject To Change Without Notice. E&OE

Additional Information

Additional Information

Name Moving Magnet (MM) Phono Cartridge
Brand Rega
Body Type Moving Magnet (MM)
Finish/Colour No
Stylus Type Elliptical
Shipping Weight (kg) 0.5000
Price Range $150

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