Rega Aria MM/MC switchable phono stage

Rega Aria switchable MM and MC phono stage.


What we Say:

The Rega Aria is the top phono pre-amplifier in the main Rega range. It is Regas’ switchable MM/MC phono stage  and we love it. It has one MM input, one MC input and one single ended output. Standard of build is very high throughout.

This is the latest Aria MK3 MM/MC switchable phono stage  re-housed in a new style case to match the Planar 10 PSU

The Rega Aria is adjustable to suit most high quality MC and MM cartridges with both loading and capacitance settings offering a range of settings. Overall Gain is also adjustable. Switching between MM and MC can be done from the front panel, other settings are changed on the rear panel. Rega use the highest grade components throughout the Aria. Because of this the Aria sounds great and is built to last a lifetime.

To conclude the Rega Aria is a flexible high performance phono stage. It works extremely well with Rega and non-Rega products alike. It complements other components in the range such as the Elex-R, Elicit and Aethos amplifiers.

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What they say:

Aria MM / MC Phono stage

Housed within our latest half width custom designed case to give it a fresh new look and match the range are two entirely separate, high performance phono stages. One fully adjustable, dedicated moving coil and one moving magnet. Each stage is designed and engineered to maximise the potential of your vinyl system whilst remaining easy to use and set up.


The Aria is an “all analogue amplifier” with no digital control circuitry. The fully aluminium case screens the internal circuit from any stray RFI signals. Our designers have avoided including any superfluous gadgets as they obstruct the signal path and degrade the sound quality. The Aria incorporates many innovative design ideas including a self-adjusting servo control to keep the MC input circuit at its optimum, compensating for any variations in ambient or operating temperature.

Both stages have their own separate input sockets and input pre-amplifier circuitry. This enabled us to design bespoke input circuitry for each cartridge type without compromise. Signal switching is performed at high level and low impedance (via relays) ensuring there is no degradation of the signal.

MC Stage Design & Features

The MC input uses parallel connected, low noise FET’s (Field Effect Transistor’s) configured as a compound pair. 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 MC input has the provision for selecting resistive input loading of 70ohms to 400ohms and capacitive loading of 1000pF to 4200pF. The input sensitivity can be changed by 6dB via the back panel.

Technical Specification

  • Maximum output level = 11v RMS
  • Rated output level = 200mV
  • Output resistance = 100Ù
  • Minimum output resistance for a –3dB point at 15Hz = 1K
  • AC supply 230v & 115v Nominal +/- 10%
  • 230v 20mm Fuse T250mAL
  • 115v 20mm Fuse T500mAL
  • Power Consumption = 10 Watts
  • Ambient operating temperature 5 to 35°C
  • Dimensions: W 220mm x D 340mm x H 78mm


Aria MC dip switch settings for all Rega MC cartridge models


MM Stage design & features

The MM input uses low noise, bipolar input transistors also configured as a compound pair. There are two separate power supplies for each channel and further sub-power supplies for each of the low noise input circuits. Nichicon FG electrolytic capacitors have been used in critical positions throughout the power supplies. Polypropylene capacitors have been used in the signal path and equalization networks. Discrete circuitry is used throughout the signal path ensuring full control of the circuit design.