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.
- Three stage, all symmetrical pre-amplifier
- Compatible with all typical low output moving coil cartridges
- Fully adjustable
- Lifetime warranty against manufacture defects
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)
- 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
For full technical specifications, download Aura User Manual (English) below.
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.
- RB3000 tonearm
- Apheta 3 or Aphelion 2 (optional)
- 18 mm Ceramic Oxide diamond cut platter
- DB technology with ceramic top brace
- Tancast 8 foamcore plinth
- P10 Advanced PSU
- Custom designed smoked dust cover
- 162 W per channel into 8 Ω
- 4 line inputs
- 1 balanced input via XLR
- Reference CNC remote handset
- Direct input
- Record out
- Reference mains power lead
- 125 W per channel into 8 Ω
- 5 line inputs
- Headphone socket
- Solaris system remote control
- Direct input
- Pre-amp out
- Record out
- 1/4 wave transmission line enclosure
- ‘Environment match’ adjustment feature
- Rega ‘dual driver bass system’
- Integrated BMR driver technology
- Rega designed tweeter handmade ZRR10 HF Unit
- Real wood veneer
- Graded zero tolerance black anodised aluminium body
- Boron rod cantilever
- ‘Fine line’ profile, nude diamond stylus
- Iron micro cross and coil assembly
- World’s most powerful minaturised neodymium magnet
- High specification fine wire 0.018 mm
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All Rega products carry a lifetime warranty against manufacture defects.
Every product we make is designed and assembled in the UK to the highest possible standard. This warranty covers genuine confirmed manufacture defects. This warranty does not cover wear and tear. Any unauthorised modifications or failure to follow the Rega recommended guidelines may invalidate the warranty.
Please see your user manual for detailed warranty information for your particular product. Your statutory rights are not affected.