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Rega Aura Reference

SKU REGA-059-PH-B Categories ,

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The reference Aura MC stage is the culmination of decades of electronic design development. We have created the ultimate, fully adjustable, three stage, all symmetrical pre-amplifier designed purely to extract the very best performance from your moving coil cartridge and vinyl playback system.

Built into a completely re-designed custom case, the Aura is dedicated to moving coil cartridges and stays clear of any compromises. We have avoided including any superfluous functions as they obstruct the signal path and degrade the sound quality. The Aura phono pre-amp incorporates remarkable and innovative design ideas. If you are a vinyl connoisseur, then the Aura MC is an absolute must for demonstration.

The Aura combines superlative engineering and build to create an unashamedly high-end phono stage that performs remarkably well. What sets it apart from many other very capable rivals is that the Aura balances peerless accuracy and realism with the ability to deliver unbridled musical joy. I cannot recall reviewing a product quite as covetable as this in a very long time and as such, it’s one of the finest phono stages I’ve ever heard. – Ed Selley Hi-Fi Choice? Feb 2019.

The Rega Aura is clearly a top notch phono preamplifier, its build quality, range of features and sheer transparency put it in the premier league. – Jason Kennedy Editor The Ear.Net – March 2019.


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  • General Conditions
    Generator Source Resistance 20 Ω
    (Audio Precision Z Out)
    Load set to 100 Ω and capacitance set to 1000 pF (Apheta and Aphelion)
    Output Load Resistance 100 kΩ
    (Audio Precision Z In)Input Sensitivity for 200 mV on Unbalanced Output
    67 μV – 69.5 dB Gain Setting I
    131 μV – 63.5 dB Gain Setting IIGain Input to Unbalanced Output
    63.5 dB Minimum
    69.5 dB MaximumInput Load
    50, 100, 150, 300 & 400 ΩCapacitive Load
    1000, 2000, 3200, 4300, 5700 pFInput Overload @ 1 kHz
    9.6 mV – 63.5 dB Gain Setting
    4.9 mV – 69.5 dB Gain Setting

    Rated Output Level

    Unbalanced 200 mV
    Balanced 400 mV
    Maximum Output Level
    Unbalanced 14.5 V RMS
    Balanced 29 V RMS
    Balanced Output Connections
    Balanced XLR connectors pin2 positive and pin3 negative.
    The positive pin2 connection on the balanced output is the same connection as the unbalanced output.

    Output Resistance
    Unbalanced 100 Ω
    Balanced 200 Ω

    Absolute Minimum Output Load Resistance (for a –3 dB roll off @ 20 Hz)
    500 Ω Unbalanced
    1000 Ω Unbalanced
    RIAA Accuracy (Better Than)
    0.2 dB 100 Hz to 50 kHz

    Frequency Response
    13.5 Hz (–3 dB) to 100 kHz (–0.2 dB)

    Typically 0.03 % @ 1 V 20 Hz 20 kHz (Bandwidth 100 Hz to 22 kHz)

    Output Noise Level (Unbalanced Output, A-Weighted and 15 Ω Input Load)
    -77 dB V (69.5 dB Gain Setting I)
    -82 dB V (63.5 dB Gain Setting II)

    AC Supply
    230 V & 115 V Nominal +/- 10 %

    Power Consumption
    15.3 W


    Dimensions (H x W x D)
    435mm x 350mm x 88mm