REGA - io

Rega


Collections: Rega Amplifiers

Type: Amplifiers


We've been REGA advocates for some years now and been quietly awaiting the release of the new io. We've had an idea of what to expect, but in real life this is a surprise package. In true REGA fashion the io sounds just.. well... right. This amplifier sets a new reference for power, dynamics, rythm and timing at this price. Really smooth and detailed, with a power delivery you wouldn't expect from such a small unit. The io is about 30% smaller than it's larger brother the Brio. Paired with a pair of book shelf speakers this is the perfect solution for an apartment, studio or anywhere you need high quality sound from a small package.

Match with a pair of VAF DC-2MKiii speakers and you have a wonderful combination.

The io uses the same power amplifier and phono stage as its larger brother, the multi-award winning Brio. The class A/B circuit shares its DNA with the rest of Rega’s amplifiers, and as usual, great care has been taken in component selection. Sanken output transistors and an Alps volume potentiometer and a linear power supply that enables an output of 30 watts per channel into 8 ohms.

Two line level inputs and a high quality moving magnet phono input are available as sources. So of course it will pair nicely with any turn table with a moving magnet cartridge. Clearly a matching REGA P1, P2 or even P3 would be amazing.

There is a headphone output provided on the front of the unit for powering standard hi-fi headphones; this is driven from the power amplifier stage of the unit through relays to avoid signal degradation when headphones are inserted or the product is muted. A new remote handset is included as well.

This is a great amplifier and one we'll be proud to recommend and support for some time to come.

 


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