The 6th Edition Rega Brio Integrated Amplifier. Every aspect of the award winning integrated amplifier has been meticulously redesigned and improved. From its cosmetics, redesigned circuits, quality of materials, to the manufacturing process, Rega engineers elevated the new Brio as the latest addition to their impressive line of amplifiers, with a US MSRP limited time pricing of $995.00.
The 6th Edition Brio has a new chassis housing improved circuits and parts. The two-part aluminum chassis boosts the Brio’s heat sinks capabilities and perpetuates Rega’s renowned solid build quality and reliability. The new Brio has a cleverly integrated headphone jack specially designed to avoid interference with the audio circuit when not in use and, as one would expect, a very high spec moving magnet phono stage.
- Re-Designed Circuits
A full upgraded PCB layout manages a higher specification for all critical parts. A second raw power supply is added to provide further isolation between output stage, the driver stage/line and phono amplifiers. The process improves the isolation between high and low level signal stages of the amplifier. Higher specification MUSES operational amplifiers are incorporated in the line and phono amplifier.
For headphone fans, the Brio can drive standard headphones from the internal amplifier. Adding a headphone jack 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. Rega engineers dedicated special attention to the switch that deactivates the main speakers. When the headphone jack is inserted, the loudspeaker output is automatically turned off and the signal is directed to the headphone.
New Chassis Design
The sleek, new chassis is designed to boost heat sink capabilities, protect and contain all internal functions. The cosmetics remain true to the traditional design features of a Rega amplifier, a unique standpoint amongst the competition.
Key Features of the New Brio Integrated Amplifier:
- 5 Inputs Including a MM Phono Stage
- 50 Watts into 8 Ω
- 73 Watts into 4 Ω
- Headphone Jack
- Record Output
The new Brio is available now at all Sound Organisation’s Authorized Rega Retailers. (source)