Rega - Performance Pack
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Upgrade your Planar 1, Planar 2 or RP1!
Performance Pack includes:
- Bias 2 Cartridge
- Upgrade White Belt
- Felt Mat
The Rega Bias has a conventional 0.5" centre distance and two hole mounting and will therefore fit all standard tonearms. The overall design makes it a perfect match for the P2. 78 Cartridge -A 78 r.p.m. mono version of the Bias with a special 78 stylus.
Rega entered the cartridge market in the early 80's and now has six moving-magnet designs. All cartridges are handmade 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 aluminium.
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.
New Bias 2 and Elys 2 The new Bias 2 and Elys 2 cartridges offer outstanding sound quality and value for money. Both of these proprietary designs use new parallel wound coils and pivot pads improving detail and accuracy. They also offer Rega’s unmatched level of mechanical integrity with no removable stylus to muddy musical waters and, in the Elys 2, a three point mounting is used for even greater rigidity.
Design – No Energy Sapping Joints The Exact shares the same body molding as the rest of the new Rega cartridge range. The body molding is a one-piece body and has no energy sapping joints between the stylus mounting and headshell contact face. The headshell face is machined perfectly flat to ensure maximum contact between the cartridge and headshell.
Coil Winding – One-Third Less Wire Rega has designed and developed its own coil-winding machine allowing them to manufacture coils in a completely new and innovative way. This means approximately one third less wire is used than in Rega’s previous cartridges producing a more efficient and reduced mass cartridge.
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 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!
Specifications - Technical Specification Output: 6.8 - 7.2mV, Stylus: Elliptical, Fixing: Standard two screws, Coils: High spec parallel wound coils, Colour: Red, Tracking Pressure 1.75g
The Upgrade Drive Belt is made from a new type of rubber; this ultra-pure rubber doesn't have any dyes in it, and is now unbleached hence the tan color. This new material is smoother and stronger than the standard drive belt, Rega claims the Upgrade Drive Belt is the most accurate drive belt they have ever produced, one that guarantees precision and improved motor control. In our listening tests, installing the Upgrade Drive Belt resulted in dramatic improvements in timing, pacing and especially dynamic range. Speed stability was also dramatically improved!