Rega Elex-R award winning 2 Ch Analogue HiFi Integrated Amplifier
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British HiFi brand Rega not only make awesome turntables - but also sew there audio expertise into making fantastic sounding HiFi amplifiers. Here we have the Rega Elex-R three times What HiFi award winning amplifier where Rega have come up with yet another highly entertaining and engaging amplifier that combines more musicality and precision than most of the competition can muster. The Elex-R is an all analogue amplifier sporting 4 line inputs, a high grade MM Phono input as well as a Pre-Amp out and Fixed Record Out.
The Elex-Rhas been built to Rega’s extremely high standards of reliability and quality to ensure many years of musical enjoyment. The primary function of an amplifier is to boost and equalize the low level signal generated by a phono cartridge, DAC and CD player or other source component to a level that can drive the loudspeakers. It is vital that the amplifier achieves this whilst minimising distortion, as this would directly affect the music. The distortion level is typically 0.007%; just under the clipping of the output.
The volume control and pre-amplifier used in the Elex-Ris designed to overcome the problems associated with the standard arrangement. This design uses a custom chip along with peripheral support IC’s like a microcontroller and a custom made rotary volume control.
Power Amplifier Technology
The output amplifier used in the Elex-R, Elicit-R and Brio-R was born after extensive research by our engineers to develop a low source impedance emitter follower Class-A driver stage. This is based around a complementary pair of 150w Sanken Darlington output transistors. The technical and sonic improvement gained by the use of low impedance drivers is well known, however, it can feature high standing currents in the driver stage when using standard transistor configurations. By combining the low impedance driver with the Sanken Darlington transistors (with their imbedded thermal bias network running at a lower standing current) this combination forms a complementary emitter follower emulating Class-A conditions with good thermal stability with lower standing.
Rega custom full width case with improved heat dissipation
Combined feedback & passive volume control pre-amp
90 watts per channel into 6 Ohms / 72 watts into 8ohms