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
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.
ToneAudio's Brio-R Review here...