New output amplifier
Developed by our engineers 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.
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 our engineers' 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 Planar 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.
"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!"
-Jeff Dorgay, Tone Audio, May 2011
50w RMS pc into 8W
73w RMS pc into 4W
Rega brand new custom manufactured case.
Rega phono stage (Input 1)
Toroidal mains transformer
Sanken 150w output transistors