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Brio-R Black integrated amplifier

  • Model: Rega Brio-R Black
  • Shipping Weight: 6.2kg

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. 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. 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. 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. 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.

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.
Power consumption:
195Watts at 230/115V into the rated load of 8F
Record output level (with rated input levels): 210mV
Record output impedance: 470F
Frequency response:
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"


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