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Updated Rega Brio Integrated Amplifier: Make-Over plus headphone socket

The 50W (into 8 Ohms) Brio integrated amplifier has a new case to house its improved circuits and parts

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It now sits in a fully aluminium two-part case including a headphone socket specially designed to avoid interference with the audio circuit when not in use.

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The PCB layout has been fully upgraded to handle higher specifications for all critical parts.

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A second power supply has been added to provide further isolation between output stage and the driver stage/line and phono amplifiers.

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Higher specification MUSES operational amplifiers have been used in the line and phono amplifier.

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Spanning 345 x 216 x 78mm, the new Brio weigh in at 5.1kg.

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  • Reply
    23rd September 2017 at 12:59 pm

    I hear it runs rather hot. Still i think this will be my new amp. hopefully i’ll read about it here in the near future. No pressure of course.

    • Reply
      Paul Rigby
      23rd September 2017 at 5:15 pm

      I’ll try my best Geoffrey.

  • Reply
    24th September 2017 at 7:37 am

    I know Paul. I was wondering if this is a problem. But i think the people at rega know their stuff. Years ago when an amp got hot it was usually a bad sign, but now i read this isn’t an issue anymore. And class a always gets hot i believe.

    Still i think they could have done better to reduce the heat as this is a class a/b amplifier. It’s the only thing that puts a little doubt in my mind.

    Best regards

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    12th January 2018 at 11:24 pm

    Hi Paul,

    I am on the brink of purchasing the new Brio R. However, the only thing that is holding me back is: there is no sub output… or is there one that I do not see?

    • Reply
      Paul Rigby
      13th January 2018 at 11:47 am

      Hi Antonio – I can’t recommend it because damage may occur I have yet to try it but I have heard people using the Record Output sockets on the rear of the Rega to connect to a sub. Depending on the sub, you might have to set the volume on the sub and the amp, separately, every time you switch on. As I say, I don’t recommend it, though because of possible damage. You will find that small footprint amps like the Rega and others from Heed and Cyrus do not include sub sockets. The larger amps – such as those from NAD and Cambridge and the like – tend to offer those facilities. If you need buyer’s advice on something other than a Rega, let me know but please supply a budget.

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