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Rega Aura MC Phono Stage

Rega Aura MC Phono Stage

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Rega Aura MC Phono Stage

The Rega Aura is a three stage, all symmetrical pre-amplifier. 

The first stage is a symmetrical, complementary class A amplifier, using parallel connected Linear Systems ultra-low noise FET (Field Effect Transistor) transistors configured as a symmetrical compound pair input stage. 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 input circuit configuration also alleviates the use of any coupling components between the cartridge output and the input stage FET transistors, which would degrade the sound. The complementary ultra-low noise FET transistors are carefully graded and matched for optimum performance. This stage drives the passive high-frequency part of the RIAA equalisation stage.

The second stage is a symmetrical, class A, differential amplifier with a common base driver stage; this is also used as the active amplifier in the low-frequency part of the RIAA equalisation stage.

The third stage inverts the signal to provide the balanced output along with the output of the second stage; the third stage uses the same circuit topology as used in the second stage. The power supply is a symmetrical, discrete tracking power supply using fast diodes and a low noise voltage reference. Each stage has its own localised power supply and LED referenced current generators. To maximise headroom, the Aura has a power supply voltage, which is 60% higher than normally found in such a pre-amplifier. Very high quality, polypropylene capacitors have been used in the signal path. 1% tolerance polypropylene capacitors are used in the RIAA EQ stages and audio grade capacitors are used in the rest of the circuit. Gain, Mute and Mono switching is implemented using high-quality relays.


  • Input Load: 50, 100, 150, 300 & 400 Ω
  • Capacitive Load: 1000, 2000, 3200, 4300, 5700 pF
  • RIAA Accuracy: 0.2 dB 100 Hz to 50 kHz
  • Frequency Response: 13.5 Hz (-3 dB) to 100 kHz (-0.2 dB)
  • THD: 0.03%
  • Input Sensitivity: ​69.5 dB (Gain Setting I), 63.5 dB (Gain Setting II)
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 350 x 435 x 88 mm
  • Weight: 13 kg
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