Rega Aura MC Phono Stage

The Rega Aura MC Phono Stage delivers a three stage, all symmetrical pre-amplifier created by Rega to be the ultimate MC phono stage, with fully adjustable settings to control the capacitance, load and gain, to extract the very best out of your Turntable
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The Aura MC Phono stage works with three stage pre-amplification, using complementary Class A amplifiers, connected in parallel linear systems field effect transistors. The FETs are ultra-low noise and ensure no bias current is flowing in the cartridge coil, which may upset the delicate magnetic geometry. The second and third stages use the same circuit topology, with the second stage being used as the active amplifier, and the third stage produces a balanced output. The power supply is a discrete PSU with a low noise voltage reference.

With a power supply that is 60% higher than usual, the Aura allows for maximised headroom. High quality polypropylene capacitors are used in the signal path, with 1% tolerance capacitors in the RIAA EQ stages, and audio grade components in the rest of the circuitry. The gain, mute and mono switches are operated with high quality relays.

The Aura phono stage contains three variable settings to allow you to get the best from your vinyl records and MC cartridge, or simply to tailor to your musical preference. Two gain options are available, Gain I at 69.5 dB and a lower Gain II at 63.5 dB. The lower gain setting is advised by Rega to begin, and the balanced output operates effectively 6 dB higher than the unbalanced output.

Five choices for capacitance are provided on the Aura phono stage, from 1000pF all the way up to 5700pF. The capacitance should be matched with the value specified on your accompanying MC cartridge, however, if none is specified, the capacitance can be selected based on the various sonic properties relating to each value. For example, at 5700pF the Aura matches some legacy pre-amplifiers in tone. The 1000pF setting is optimised for Rega’s range of MC cartridges.

The load settings vary from values of 50 Ohms, up to 400 Ohms, in order to match the load specified by the manufacturer of your MC cartridge. Different loading conditions can also alter the sonic performance from the cartridge, to suit your personal taste. 400 Ohms will give a sound similar to some legacy pre-amplifiers, while Rega recommends 100 Ohms for their MC cartridges.

  • Rega Aura MC Phono Stage with symmetrical, three stage design
  • Class A Amplifier with ultra-low noise Field Effect Transistors
  • Discrete power supply with low noise voltage
  • 1% tolerance polypropylene capacitors used in the RIAA EQ stages
  • Adjustable settings for Gain, Capacitance and Load to match MC cartridges
  • Settings can be tailored to suit the listener’s preference
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Product Specifications

General Conditions


Generator Source Resistance

20 Ω

Output Load Resistance

100 kΩ

Input Sensitivity for 200 mV on

Unbalanced Output

67 μV - 69.5 dB Gain Setting I

131 μV - 63.5 dB Gain Setting II

Gain Input to Unbalanced Output

63.5 dB Minimum

69.5 dB Maximum

Input Load

50, 100, 150, 300 & 400 Ω

Capacitive Load

1000, 2000, 3200, 4300, 5700 pF

Input 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.

Output Resistance

Unbalanced 100 Ω

Balanced 200 Ω

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)

AC Supply

230 V & 115 V Nominal +/- 10 %

Power Consumption

15.3 W


The Ear Hi Fi AwardsThe Ear Hi Fi AwardsThe Reg Aura is clearly a top notch phono preamplifier, its build quality, range of features and sheer transparency put it in the premier league.

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Rega products are designed and manufactured to the highest quality standards. However, if something does go wrong with the product we are here to help. From your date of purchase your product is warranted against faulty materials or workmanship for a period of 12 months.

This guarantee applies to all Rega Products including.Book Shelf Speakers, CD Players, Floor Standing Speakers, Hi Fi Amplfiers and Receivers and award winning Turntables and Cartridges. Providing you with peace of mind and the assurance of premium Quality.

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