Nd5 new

The all new Nd5 moving magnet cartridge was developed over 10 years and promises to deliver ‘next level’ performance from moving magnet technology. The Nd range (patent pending) is a world first to use an ultra-high powered Neodymium magnet which allow us to create this totally unique design.


Advanced Moving Magnet

Each Nd5 is meticulously hand-made by our highly skilled technicians. The stylus profile is a perfect elliptical nude diamond. This is a true ellipse created by an elliptical grinding process made from polycrystalline manmade diamond. The design uses brand new generator geometry with perfect symmetry to achieve accurate channel balance. The Nd5 also has an optimised pole gap for superior linearity and cross talk characteristics. This provides a far wider soundstage than the previous models. This new cartridge is created with miniaturised parallel coils which are wound in house utilising 38-micron wire with just 1275 turns. This produces a low inductance, low impedance generator giving vastly improved high frequency response. In keeping with our commitment to sustainability, the Nd range is supplied in 100% recyclable packaging.

Key Features

  • Perfect elliptical nude diamond profile stylus
  • Aluminium cantilever
  • Neodymium magnet
  • Unique generator
  • Rega 3 point mounting system
  • Highly rigid lightweight PPS body
  • Handmade stereo cartridge
  • 100% recyclable packaging
  • Lifetime warranty against manufacture defects

Nd Magnet technology
Often used in Moving Coil designs (including our own), we believe the Nd5 is the first moving magnet cartridge to utilise a Neodymium (Nd) N55 magnet. This is the world’s most powerful commercially available magnet and is a crucial component that makes this unique design possible by delivering more power than standard bar magnet design.

Glass filled PPS body
The complete assembly is housed in our zero tolerance injection moulded glass filled polyphenylene sulphide body (PPS) which is a lightweight and highly rigid material. A low mass body reduces stress on the tonearm bearings and aids free movement which is critical in accurate vinyl replay. This new body design was inspired by our hugely successful MC range.

Cantilever & stylus profile
The Nd5 aluminium cantilever is fitted with a precision perfect elliptical nude diamond stylus. This profile provides exceptional tracking accuracy and extracts greater levels of detail from the vinyl surface.

Factory Fitted options
The Nd5 cartridge will be offered as a factory fitted option on the multi-award winning Planar 3 and Planar 6 turntable models. Designed specifically with these turntables in mind, the Nd5 promises to extract the very best from your vinyl collection. The factory fitted packages are offered at a discounted rate compared to when purchased separately. Ask your Rega dealer for details.

Rega rebuild scheme
The unique pivot pad design of Rega cartridges improves performance by eliminating the mechanical joint between the stylus housing and the main body. This vastly improves tracking ability and stability of the stylus. If you should damage or wear out your Rega cartridge, simply return it to you Rega dealer and they will supply you with a rebuild cartridge fitted with a new cantilever, stylus and pivot pad. Each rebuild is fully tested as a new cartridge would be. The rebuild is sold at a reduced price once you trade in your worn or damaged cartridge that is equivalent to a replacement stylus offered by other manufacturers.

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Technical Specifications

Nominal Output Voltage



Perfect elliptical nude diamond 


3 point fixing


Miniaturised parallel coils

Window Colour

Clear smoked

Tracking pressure


For full technical specifications, download Nd cartridge mounting instructions below.


Environmental Labelling of Packaging

This new cartridge is created with miniaturised parallel coils which are wound in house utilising 38-micron wire with just 1275 turns. This produces a low inductance, low impedance generator giving vastly improved high frequency response.

Complementary Components

Rega Planar 3 Turntable

  • RB330 tonearm
  • Elys 2 (optional)
  • 12 mm opti-white polished glass platter
  • Double brace technology
  • 24 V low noise motor
  • Compatible with Neo power supply
  • Clear dust cover
  • Advanced EBLT drive belt
Rega Planar 6 Turntable

  • RB330 tonearm
  • Exact, Ania or Ania Pro (optional)
  • 16 mm Dual layer float glass platter
  • Double brace technology
  • Tancast 8 foamcore plinth
  • Custom matched Neo PSU
  • Smoked dust cover
  • Reference EBLT drive belt
Rega Fono Mini A2D MM Phono Stage

  • Dedicated Moving magnet phono stage
  • Compatible with all MM cartridges
  • USB output
  • A2D functionality
  • User friendly front and back panels
  • Custom design case

  • Dedicated Moving Magnet phono stage
  • Compatible with all MM cartridges
  • Simple connectivity and operation
  • Custom design case
  • Multi Award winning phono stage
Rega Aria MK3 MM MC Phono Stage

  • Compatible with moving magnet and moving coil cartridges
  • Fully adjustable MC stage
  • Half width custom designed case

  • 72 W per channel into 8Ω
  • 4 line inputs
  • Integrated MM phono stage
  • 2 Digital inputs
  • Headphone socket
  • Mini remote control
  • Pre-amp out / Record out

  • 105 W per channel into 8 Ω
  • 4 line inputs
  • Integrated MM phono stage
  • 2 Digital inputs
  • Headphone socket
  • New advanced pre-amplifer
  • Solaris system remote included

Experience Rega

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Lifetime Limited Warranty

All Rega products carry a Lifetime Limited Warranty.

Every product we make is designed and assembled in the UK to the highest possible standard. This warranty covers confirmed manufacturing defects. This warranty does not cover wear and tear, or parts that are considered consumable. Any unauthorised modifications or failure to follow the Rega recommended guidelines in the product manual may invalidate the warranty. Due to local laws, warranties may vary by country in which units are sold. Please contact your Rega retailer or distributor for warranty details. Your statutory rights are not affected.