The Brio–R embodies all the necessary ingredients. Substantial toroidal transformer, generous power supply components, rugged output stage, the use of film capacitors in the signal path and at all critical positions within the phono amplifier.
New output amplifier
Developed by Rega engineers is a newly designed output amplifier using a low source impedance emitter follower Class A driver stage. Based around a complementary pair of 150w Sanken Darlington output transistors, this combination forms a complementary emitter follower emulating Class A conditions with good thermal stability and lower standing currents in the driver stage.
A Remote Control has been added to the Brio-R without compromising the sonic design of the amplifier. This was achieved by keeping the remote circuit separate to the audio circuit and having its own dedicated power supply.
There is no direct contact between the micro-controller and the signal path, the micro-controller controls the relays whilst the volume control motor uses DC control voltages.
High quality components
The Brio-R utilises the highest quality components and Rega engineer's experience to achieve the best sonic performance, ensuring it is the most advanced and feature packed Brio to date.
Improved power supplies
During the Brio-R design process, Rega reviewed the circuit and improved the low and high current power supplies, coupling and bypass capacitors. The phono stage has been improved to reflect the current improvements in the Rega Turntables, where the input sensitivity has been increased along with a revision of the sub 100Hz part of the phono frequency response.
Custom Case & Design
Housed in a brand new custom case the Brio-R draws on the pedigree of the previous three incarnations of this model. The sonic recipe for the Brio-R embodies the best in traditional audio circuits with excellent engineering practice.
In The News
The Rega Brio-R sets the benchmark for an $1000 integrated amplifier and then some. While it’s easy for those that regularly hear the world’s best (and often most expensive) gear to get excited about great sound, it’s truly thrilling to hear this level of sound quality from an amplifier with this price tag. Music lovers on a budget no longer have to sacrifice quality. This one could make a crazed audiophile out of you where you least expect it - Jeff Dorgay Tone Magazine
We have been 'playing' with the new Rega Brio for a few months now. It sounds amazing with a lovely 'warmth' that really is engaging. It is not 'loud' but definitely controlled and ideal for those who are serious and selective about their music. Recommended speakers range from the sub $600 Paradigm Atoms to the Vienna Acoustics Haydn Grand's which are one of the nicest Bookshelf/Standmount speakers one could wish to hear.
- 50w RMS pc into 8W
- 73w RMS pc into 4W
- Remote control
- 5 inputs
- Rega brand new custom manufactured case.
- Rega phono stage (Input 1)
- Toroidal mains transformer
- Sanken 150w output transistors
- Manufacturer's Warranty: 3 Years. Full no-cost exchange for faulty unit within 30 days; thereafter repair/replacement but buyer responsible for return to Audio Trends or service agent. We will pay for return shipping costs for under warranty items. No Fault Found is charged at $80 plus freight.
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