Integrated Amplifier - NEW for 2017
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Input sensitivities for rated output level:
Input 1 (phono) input sensitivity = 2.1mV at 47KΩ in parallel
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
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
high level use into 4Ω may cause the case to exceed
40° C above the ambient temperature.
No load = 8V
32Ω = 1.8V
54Ω = 2.6V
300Ω = 5.9V
Source impedance = 109Ω
195 Watts at 230V/220V/115V/100V into the rated load of 8Ω
output level:Record output level (with rated input
levels) = 210Mv.
Record output impedance = 470Ω
Phono 15Hz to 40KHz (-3dB Points) / 27Hz to 20.5KHz (-1dB Points)
RIAA accuracy (100Hz to 10KHz) ± 0.4dB typically better than
Line 12Hz (-1dB points) to 43KHz (-3dB points)
Remote control batteries included – 2 x AAA Alkaline.
T2AL 250V - 230V/50Hz and 220V/60Hz
T3.15AL 250V - 115V/60Hz and 100V 50/60Hz
345mm (D) -inc volume control x 216mm (W) x 78mm (H)