BrioR 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
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.
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.
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.
Case & Design
Housed in a brand new custom case the Brio-R
draws on the pedigree of the previous three incarnations of this model.
The sonic recipe for the Brio-R embodies
the best in traditional audio circuits with excellent engineering practice.
Brio-R, in Silver satin metal finish.
ToneAudio's Brio-R Review here...