Rega Brio 2017 Integrated Amplifier

$1,299.00

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SKU: Brio R Category:

Description

The Brio has a completely new case to house its improved circuits and parts. It now sits in a full aluminium two-part case which boosts the Brio’s heat sinking capabilities and improves on Rega’s already solid build quality and reliability. The new Brio has a cleverly integrated headphone socket specially designed to avoid interference with the audio circuit when not in use and as you would expect, a very high specification moving magnet phono stage is built in as standard.

Throughout the design process, the Brio has been meticulously improved in every aspect, from the quality of materials to the manufacturing process, to make this new Brio a step ahead in Rega’s engineering and design for amplifiers.

Brand new case design
The sleek and minimal look was designed to bring elegance to Rega’s classic style but still harks back to the swooped features hidden away in Rega’s past amplifiers. Combining all these aspects makes this Brio case a unique standpoint amongst the competition.

Re-designed circuit
Key improvements have been made to the circuits. The PCB layout has been fully upgraded to handle higher specifications for all critical parts. A second raw power supply has been added to provide further isolation between the output stage and the driver stage/line and phono amplifiers. This improves the isolation between high and low-level signal stages of the amplifier. Higher specification MUSES operational amplifiers have been used in the line and phono amplifier.

Headphone Socket
For convenience, the Brio has the capability to drive standard hi-fi headphones from the internal amplifier. Adding a headphone socket was only possible by finding a way to reduce its impact on the main signal path so it doesn’t disrupt the overall sound quality. We have paid special attention to the switch that deactivates the main speakers.

Key Features

  • New, fully aluminium two-part case with new design
  • Re-designed circuit with second raw power supply
  • Headphone socket, phono input + 4 line inputs
  • 50W per channel into 8ohms, 73W into 4 ohms

Specifications

Power Output: 50 Watts RMS both channels driven into 8; 73 Watts RMS both channels driven into 4
Power consumption: 195 Watts at 230V/220V/115V/100V into the rated load of 8
Dimensions (WxHxD): 216 x 78 x 345mm
Weight: 5.1kg

Critic Reviews

“An incredibly talented amplifier in every way, this is the best Brio yet” Click for full review.

“Excellent value, highly musical integrated analogue amp that punches above its weight” Click for full review.

“…it may not win the features war but it is hands down the most musically rewarding amplifier in its class.” Click for full review.

“…a cracking brilliant music maker with big tone, big beat, and big ambitions.” Click for full review.

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