The Rega Brio is a new improved version of the Rega Brio-R. The fully aluminium two-part case boosts the Brio’s heatsinking capabilities and improves on Rega’s already solid build quality and reliability. Rega have used the same switch that deactivates the main speakers seen in other higher spec Rega amplifier models. This reduces the impact that the headphone input has on the main signal path in order to not disrupt the overall sound quality.
The sleek and minimal look was designed to bring elegance to Rega’s classic style but still harks back to the swooped features hidden away in Rega’s past amplifiers. Combining all these aspects makes this Brio case a unique standpoint amongst the competition.
The PCB layout has been fully upgraded to handle higher specifications for all critical parts. A second raw power supply has been added to provide further isolation between output stage and the driver stage/line and phono amplifiers. This improves the isolation between high and low level signal stages of the amplifier. Higher specification MUSES operational amplifiers have been used in the line and phono amplifier.
To add convenience the Brio has the capability to drive standard hi-fi headphones from the internal amplifier. Adding a headphone socket 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. Special attention has been paid to the switch that deactivates the main speakers.
Rega Planar 2 Turntable
The new Rega Planar 2 was developed over the past two years alongside the recently released Planar 3. Featuring the brand new Rega RB220 tonearm which is packed with groundbreaking new features is a perfect fit for the Rega Planar 2.
A new 24v, low noise motor, acrylic laminated plinth, newly designed central bearing and so much more. Every feature of this innovative new turntable is designed to extract the maximum amount of information and detail from your vinyl collection. The new Rega Planar 2.
Featuring the brand new RB220 tonearm which is packed with groundbreaking new features. Incorporating new ultra low friction, Rega designed, bespoke, zero play ball bearings (Patent Pending), housed within a brand new, stiffer and lightweight bearing housing which was developed with a new automatic bias setting negating the need for the user to set bias, making it almost completely plug and play apart from simple arm balancing. The new housing also includes an integrated arm clip and uses Rega's latest custom aluminium arm tube.
The Planar 2 has a new 11mm self securing brass bearing (Patent Pending) offering improved fit and less stress on the bearing preventing the transfer of potential energy.
High gloss acrylic laminated plinth, stiffer and vastly improved appearance with ergonomically positioned power switch. Two plinth finishes at launch: gloss black & gloss white
New 24v low noise, low vibration motor assembly and new PCB.
New float glass ‘Optiwhite’ 10mm – Improved accuracy platter.
- Re-designed feet - New improved foot assembly to increase stability and reduce vibration transfer.
- Carbon cartridge - supplied as standard on all Planar 2’s for simple plug and play convenience.
- Motor cover tray - with integrated cooling.
- Optional lid / plinth protectors - supplied to prevent marks on the plinth and keep it looking its best.
- Instructions - Easy to use multi-lingual quick start guide for easy set up.
- Packaging - New improved packaging.
- Dimensions (lid closed) H 11.7 x W 44.7 x D 36 cm
- Weight 5.5kg
Q Acoustics 3050 Floorstanding Speakers
Visually striking in five beautiful finishes; including Lacquered Gloss Black, Lacquered Gloss White and ‘Leather effect’, the perfectly proportioned 3050 is the flagship of the new 3000 Series. Improved twin 165mm Aramid Fibre/Paper cone drivers deliver exceptional bass extension and midrange openness, whilst the new '2 in 1', Concentric Ring Dome tweeter adds astonishingly clear and smooth high frequencies. Performance is further enhanced, both sonically and aesthetically, by its integral steel 'outrigger' plinth with floor spikes.
The flagship 3050 is the perfect loudspeaker for larger rooms. It boasts the ultra-low levels of distortion, typically found of speakers costing three or four times its price. Not surprisingly, as a result it delivers truly unrivalled sound quality and value.
Enclosure type: 2-way reflex
Bass Unit: 2 x 165mm
Treble Unit: 25mm
Frequency Response: 44Hz - 22kHz
Nominal Impedance: 6ohm
Recommended Power: 25 - 100w
Crossover Frequency: 2.6kHz
Dimensions H/D/W mm: 1000 x 298 x 200
Sold in: Pairs
Warranty: 5 Years
3000 SERIES FINISHES
The appearance of the 3000 Series makes a striking design statement. As well as traditional ‘Matte Graphite’ and ‘American Walnut’ finishes; for a small extra cost, the 3000 models are available in beautiful ‘Lacquered Gloss Black’, ‘Lacqered Gloss White’ and ‘Leather effect’ finish.