Rega - Brio-R Integrated Amp (Black)
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Rega Brio-R Integrated Amp
Setting the Standard for Compact Integrated Amps
Winner of "Product of the Year" 2011 from Tone Audio
Rega's Brio–R updates an old favorite with a substantial toroidal transformer, generous power supply components and a rugged output stage. Film capacitors have been placed in the signal path and at all critical positions within the phono amplifier. Based around a complementary pair of 150w Sanken Darlington output transistors, this combination forms a complementary emitter follower emulating Class A conditions with thermal stability and lower standing currents in the driver stage.
Brio-R goes far beyond clichéd 'bang for the
buck' performance. It is a serious high-end
amplifier, up to task in a system comprised of
some of the world’s finest components."
A remote control has been added to the Brio-R without compromising the sonic design of the amplifier by giving the remote circuit its own dedicated power supply and keeping it separate from the audio circuit. 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 Planar turntables, where the input sensitivity has been increased along with a revision of the sub 100Hz part of the phono frequency response. The sonic recipe for the Brio-R embodies the best in traditional audio circuits with excellent engineering practice.
"No integrated amplifier that I have heard for under $1000 has a finer built-in phono stage."
"Start listening, and it's the music itself that grabs your attention, rather than any particular hi-fi virtue. And that, of course, is exactly the way it should be."
"The Rega Brio-R sets the benchmark 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!"
Input sensitivities for rated output level:
Input 1 (Phono) input sensitivity: 2.1mV at 47KF In parallel with 220pF
Maximum Input 1 (Phono) input level: 100mV
Input 2 to 5 (Line) input sensitivity: 210mV at 47K
Maximum Input 2 to 5 (Line) input level: 10.25V
Power outputs at 230/115V supply voltage:
50Watts RMS both channels driven into the rated load of 8F
58Watts RMS one channel driven into the rated load of 8F
73Watts RMS both channels driven into the rated load of 4F
93Watts RMS one channel driven into the rated load of 4F
Continued high level use into 4F may cause the case to exceed 40° C above the ambient temperature.
195Watts at 230/115V into the rated load of 8F
Record output level (with rated input levels): 210mV
Record output impedance: 470F
Phono: 15Hz to 40KHz (-3dB points) / 27Hz to 20.5KHz (-1dB points).
RIAA accuracy: (100Hz to 10KHz) ± 0.4dB typically better than ± 0.3dB
Line: 12Hz (-1dB points) to 43KHz (-3dB points).
Dimensions: 13.5" x 8.5" x 3.25"
Weight: 13.5 Lbs
User Manual (PDF, 327 KB)
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