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.
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
Custom Case & Design
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
The sonic recipe for the Brio-R embodies the best in
traditional audio circuits with excellent engineering practice.
- Rega brand new custom manufactured case.
- Rega phono stage (Input 1)
- Toroidal mains transformer
- Sanken 150w output transistors