Rega Brio Integrated Amplifier

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The Rega Brio is an exceptional amplifier: musically complete, has a refined and powerful sound, and goes far beyond its class for balance and tunefulness

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Brand: Rega

 
Description

The Brio Integrated Amplifier - NEW for 2017

The Brio has a completely new case to house its improved circuits and parts. It now sits in a fully 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 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.

Specifications
Input sensitivities for rated output level:
Input 1 (phono) input sensitivity = 2.1mV at 47KΩ in parallel with 220pF.
Maximum Input 1 (phono) input level = 100mV
Input 2-5 (line) input sensitivity = 210mV at 47kΩ
Maximum input 2-5 (line) input level = 10.25V

Power outputs at 230/115V supply voltage:
50 Watts RMS both channels driven into the rated load of 8Ω
58 Watts RMS one channel driven into the rated load of 8Ω
73 Watts RMS both channels driven into the rated load of 4Ω
93 Watts RMS one channel driven into the rated load of 4Ω

Continued high level use into 4Ω may cause the case to exceed 40° C above the ambient temperature.

Headphone output:
No load = 8V
32Ω = 1.8V
54Ω = 2.6V
300Ω = 5.9V
Source impedance = 109Ω
 

Power consumption:
195 Watts at 230V/220V/115V/100V into the rated load of 8Ω

Record output level:Record output level (with rated input levels) = 210Mv.
Record output impedance = 470Ω

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)
Remote control batteries included – 2 x AAA Alkaline.

Fuse ratings:
T2AL 250V - 230V/50Hz and 220V/60Hz
T3.15AL 250V - 115V/60Hz and 100V 50/60Hz

Dimensions:
345mm (D) -inc volume control x 216mm (W) x 78mm (H)

Weight:
5.1kg

 
Designer

The first Rega - A star is born

Roy was now working for Ford as a technical editor but spent most of his free time installing friend's hi-fi equipment and building loudspeakers to sell. He became a part time retailer and found he had to spend a ridiculous amount of time repairing new turntables before his conscience and common sense would allow him to sell them to others! Out of frustration and a strong feeling he could do better, the Planet turntable was born. Roy and a partner registered "Rega" (Tony RElph, Roy GAndy). In 1973 and for a couple of years, Roy stayed at Ford and made turntables in the evening, helped by his partners: mum (who agreed to help out for two weeks and stayed for fifteen years!) and a succession of lads. The first turntables were sold through Cosmocord in the UK and a year later under the Rega name in West Germany, Denmark and France.

Roy was now able to leave Ford; he collected a redundancy check and promptly blew it on a factory in Rochford. Soon after the partnership with Tony Relph split, Roy swapping his share of Rega. Terry Davies joined as Rega's financial administrator.

In 1975 the Planar 2 was developed and quickly took its place in the market as the finest budget turntable. In June 1977 HI-FI News and Record Review announced the Planar 3 saying "The complete unit is worth a look"! Rega's usual blaze of non-publicity.

By 1980 Rega employed thirteen staff, exported to twelve countries, had twenty UK dealers and there were those dreaded 'waiting lists', mainly by eager customers shop-hopping!

 In 1980 Roy found an old mill (Park Street) in a residential area in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex. The building had been deserted for twenty years and judging by the rot, seemed to have a millstream still running through it! Rega snapped it up for £30,000 and turned it into a compact but highly functional hi-fi factory, liberally painted bright green.

In 1983 after five years of dabbling and two years of intensive development, the RB300 and RB250 tonearms were produced. For ten years Rega had used Japanese and Danish manufactured arms on the turntables but after some searching Roy found a casting company prepared to work with him to develop an entirely new production method enabling the one-piece tube to be cast.

Rega won an international award for the RB300 casting, presented by Modern Metals 'awarded in open competition for excellence in the field of Aluminium Die Casting'. In their accompanying letter they wrote: 'we are still trying to figure out how you produce such a long cored hole so accurately'. This made up for never winning any prizes breeding budgies!

For five years, Rega sold a cartridge, the R100, made to specification in Japan. This was followed by the RB100, which was designed and developed by Rega. However, the cartridge had inevitable design limitations as it was being manufactured by an outside company.

In March 1988 the Bias and Elys cartridges went into production in house and sales exceeded 1000 in the first month, five times more than anticipated! The cartridges were a vital step on the way to a complete Rega system.

Completing the system...

In the summer of 1989 the Ela loudspeaker was introduced. Designed and developed at Rega, they were originally produced in Denmark but soon thereafter were manufactured in house.

In 1991, a period of dramatic expansion was heralded with the move into the world of electronics and the launch of two amplifiers, the Elex and the Elicit. The reason for producing these two amplifiers was simple; Rega was presented with a design it could not resist! Most importantly, the amplifiers fit into the company policy - which is to manufacture high quality, specialist hi-fi components that are reliable, consistent and sensibly priced. This development completed the Rega system.

A new factory was built in 1992 on the Temple Farm Industrial Estate in Southend-on-Sea under Roy's design and guidance to house the production of loudspeakers and amplifiers and to ensure room for further developments.

2014....

Over the past 40 years we have come a very long way. Now selling to more than 40 export markets and producing on average 2000 turntables alone every month, Rega now employ's almost 90 people in our purpose built 30,000 sq ft design and manufacturing facility in Essex, England.

Rega continues to grow and develop new products, all of which strictly follow those early Rega virtues of excellent build quality, long life and amazing value for money all backed up by a lifetime warranty against manufacture defects.

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Rega Brio Integrated Amplifier

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Comments(4)
09/19/2018

Amplificatore incredibile

Un amplificatore incredibilmente,dettaglio, precisione,dinamica,agilità e ritmo le sue doti.L'ho abbinato alle mie Monitor Audio Silver 6 ,Giradischi Rega Planar 3, Lettore Cd Nad 546,cavi diffusori Van den Hul Clearwater e devo dire un suono molto migliore rispetto al precedente (Nad 326) .Un altro pianeta.Devo confermare tutti gli ottimi giudizi dati dalla rivista What Hi Fi.....un piccolino incredibile....50w veri e sufficenti per un ambiente fino a 25/30mq ........oltre é meglio i Rega Elex r o addirittura Elicit r......dei veri campioni.Playstereo fantastica .Consegna velocissima e imballo perfetto.Ora devo pensare al mio prossimo acquisto il Rega Apollo r 2017 per complerare il tutto.Il Rega Brio r 2017 ha un ottima qualità/prezzo e credo che non ci sia niente di meglio a questo prezzo.Questo è vero Hi Fi......Consigliato.

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04/18/2018

Appagante

Innanzitutto una lode come sempre al servizio di Playstereo, imballo perfetto e consegna velocissima. Amplificatore integrato di costruzione molto solida, design slim , frontale lucido con logo Rega rosso illuminato che trovo personalmente molto gradevole. Nella mia catena suona in modo molto appagante, molto dettagliato, con medi e alti in evidenza, riuscendo ad esprimere una consistente musicalità e uno spiccato senso del ritmo. Ero un po' timoroso riguardo ad un potenziale surriscaldamento abbinato a diffusori da 4ohm, ma non c'è stato il minimo problema. Degna di nota anche l'uscita cuffia molto ben suonante. Ha bisogno di un periodo di rodaggio in quanto appena collegato suona decisamente ruvido... Poi... beh, tutta un'altra musica!

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07/05/2017

Ottimo prodotto

E' un classico amplificatore made in England dal suono piuttosto pieno e corposo, ma equilibrato e pulito, dal design originale, di dimensioni compatte, essenziale e senza fronzoli, di una prestigiosa azienda inglese. L'ho abbinato alle Q Acustics 3050 ed il risultato è' decisamente appagante.
Mi ritengo pienamente soddisfatto per cui non posso che consigliarne l'acquisto.
P.S.: Complimenti alla Playstereo per la disponibilità, serietà ed affidabilità dimostrate ancora una volta (la sostituzione in garanzia con il nuovo apparecchio e' avvenuta senza spese di spedizione, in tempi rapidissimi e con un'assidua e cortese assistenza a mezzo e-mail).
Grazie. Saluti. Salvatore Romano

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07/05/2017

Ottimo prodotto

E' un classico amplificatore made in England dal suono piuttosto pieno e corposo, ma equilibrato e pulito, dal design originale, di dimensioni compatte, essenziale e senza fronzoli, di una prestigiosa azienda inglese. L'ho abbinato alle Q Acustics 3050 ed il risultato è' decisamente appagante.
Mi ritengo pienamente soddisfatto per cui non posso che consigliarne l'acquisto.
P.S.: Complimenti alla Playstereo per la disponibilità, serietà ed affidabilità dimostrate ancora una volta (la sostituzione in garanzia con il nuovo apparecchio e' avvenuta senza spese di spedizione, in tempi rapidissimi e con un'assidua e cortese assistenza a mezzo e-mail).
Grazie. Saluti. Salvatore Romano

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