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Rega io Integrated Amplifier

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This exciting new product is available for you to order now.

The all new io amplifier is designed with every music lover in mind. British made and sensibly priced 

£379.00    
£315.83 Exc. VAT |  
  

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Rega io Integrated Amplifier 

'The Rega Io is a great little amplifier, it packs a punch that you don’t get from the far more highly featured competition that exists on the market and delivers music that you just want to keep playing. It will be intriguing to hear how it works with the Kyte speakers when they come through but in the meantime we have a British amplifier that most music loving Brits can afford.'
 
THE EAR 2020
 
The all new io amplifier is designed with every music lover in mind. Simple to setup and operate, the io is designed to integrate seamlessly into any hi-fi system.
 
The compact size allows it to be used in a variety of systems and delivers a performance well beyond its price point. As you would expect, there is a high quality built in MM (moving magnet) phono stage, two line level inputs, a redesigned mini remote control handset and high quality headphone output that is cleverly integrated to deliver optimum performance without compromising the audio circuit.
     
 
All of these features combine to deliver a powerful, well balanced musical performance at an incredible price.

IO amplifier Features

The io uses the same power amplifier and phono stage as its larger brother, the multi-award winning Brio. The io aims to deliver exceptional sound quality in a smaller and more cost effective package. 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. 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.
 
 

Power outputs at 230/115 V supply voltage
30 W RMS both channels driven into the rated load of 8 Ω

Input 1 (Phono) input sensitivity 2.1 mV @ 47 kΩ in parallel with 220 pF
Maximum input 1 (Phono) input level 100 mV
Input 2-3 (Line) input sensitivity 210 mV @ 47 kΩ
Maximum input 2-3 (Line) input level 10.25 V

Headphone output
No load 8 V
32 Ω 1.6 V
54 Ω 2.4 V
300 Ω 5.7 V
Source impedance: 109 Ω

Power consumption
135 W @ 230 V / 220 V / 115 V / 100 V into the rated load of 8 Ω

Frequency response
Phono: 15 Hz to 40 kHz (-3 dB points) / 27 Hz to 20.5 kHz (-1 dB points)

RIAA accuracy: (100Hz to 10 kHz) ±0.4 dB typically better than ±0.3 dB

Line: 12 Hz (-1 dB points) to 43 kHz (-3 dB points)

Remote control
Batteries included –2 x AAA Alkaline.

Fuse ratings
T1.6 AL 250 V: 230 V / 50Hz and 220 V / 60 Hz
T3.15 AL 250 V: 115 V / 60 Hz and 100 V / 50/60 Hz

Weight
2.9Kg

Dimensions (W x D x H) in mm
180 x 290 x 68

Average Rating (1 Review):  
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Fantastic compact amp
Sunday, 4 April 2021  | 

I'm sure you'll have already seen the many glowing reviews of this "entry level" Rega amp. I certainly agree with them - it sounds awesome, and is (unsurprisingly) a great partner for my Planar 2 deck.

It's also paired with an Azur 851N from a price bracket or two higher, and performs brilliantly with that too. There's tons of detail, and for anyone with a 'normal' sized room you really don't need to worry about the quoted output wattage - it drives at a good volume without any signs of strain or stress.

There's a real flow and dancing quality to the sound which is a delight.

Why only 4 stars then? The volume control is infuriating! It's massively over-sensitive - at sensible listening volumes for a smaller room it's barely off the zero mark, and the smallest of adjustments makes a huge difference in output.

Listening quietly at night is out of the question, it's daytime volumes or silence... The same is true no matter what source I connect. It's made worse by the remote, which can only adjust the volume in large increments.

If you love to blast your music out and/or live in a detached house then great - but if you're in a flat and/or aren't a complete volume monster then this is a serious limitation. Such a shame, as it's an annoyance every time I use it, and it's otherwise pretty much perfect.

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