Rega Elex-R Integrated Amplifier

$1,295.00

 REGA ELIX-R

Fabulous little integrated amplifier from this world famous marque. Previous owner is a true enthusiast who maintains his gear in a meticulous fashion. This Rega will readily slot into the heart of a very capable system and easily drive speakers well that may be, on paper at least, many levels above it’s station. Since Rega are known for its turntables, this amp has a built in phono stage as well as the ability to be converted into a Pre or Power amplifier.

We have everything this unit came with when bought new. It is a current model. It is pristine. So an opportunity here for a fastidious audiophile on the make with a desire to keep his or her budget under control!!



Description

REGA Elix-R

Integrated Amplifier

The Elex-R is built to the highest standard and designed to deliver the best possible audio performance whilst remaining simple to use and easy to setup.The Elex-R is built into the full width Rega case with increased heat dissipation, which along with a larger transformer enables the Elex-R to deliver 72 Watts per channel into 8Ω.

Our time, effort & money have been spent on developing the circuit and construction utilizing the highest specification of components throughout. As part of the design we have included useful features like pre-amplifier output, to enable the new Elex-R amplifier to be used in a wide combination of systems and have avoided superfluous gadgets such as tone controls or a headphone socket as they can obstruct the signal path and degrade the produced sound quality.

The Elex-R has 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 equalise 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-R is designed to overcome the problems associated with the standard arrangement. This design uses a custom chip along with peripheral support IC’s like a micro controller and a custom made rotary volume control.

The Elex-R uses a combined feedback and passive volume control, where the feedback and input levels are varied to set the required volume level. The level and tracking between the two channels is set by the close tolerance parts in the pre-amplifier circuit and less by the actual potentiometer itself, thus keeping the mismatch of channels due to volume control tracking irregularities to a minimum.As well as keeping tracking irregularities to a minimum, this method also reduces noise and input overload as the control will only ‘use’ the required gain to amplify the signal.This form of volume control is normally only found in professional broadcast environments where accurate low noise control of levels is required.

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 embedded 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

Key features

  • 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
  • High specification integrated phono stage
  • New multi-lingual user manual
  • Enhanced power supplies for the driver stage
  • Hybrid of the Brio-R and Elicit-R design
  • Dedicated mini remote handset included
  • Pre-amp out / Record out / 4 line inputs
  • New custom transformer

Specifications:

  • Power Supply
  • Voltage: 230v & 115v
  • Frequency: 50/60Hz
  • Power Consumption: 250 Watts
  • 230v Fuse: T3.15AL 20mm
  • 115v Fuse: T5AL 20mm
  • Dimensions W 430mm x D 320mm x H 80mm

Output power

  • 72.5W 8Ω both channels driven – Design centre rating    
  • 90W 6Ω both channels driven – Rega speaker impedance rating
  • 113W 4Ω both channels driven

Phono input

  • Sensitivity (72.5W 8Ω1.7mV (Load 47K in parallel with 220pF)
  • Maximum input level: 100mV

Line input

  • Sensitivity (72.5W 8Ω 164mv (Load 30-50K)
  • Maximum input level: 10v

Tape output

  • Level: 164mV with rated input
  • Output impedance: 470

Line output

  • Level: 625mV with rated input
  • Output impedance: 600Ω

Last But Not Least

This pre owned Rega Elix-R is being offered at great price and it is the current model. Owned by a fastidious audiophile this unit is in Pristine condition.  We have the original users manual and all the original factory packaging together with a pristine remote. Shipping Australia wide is welcome and accomplished with our usual care and aplomb.

For more information head over to Rega Research

For a review on this amplifier head over to What HiFi

To see other Pre-owned Amps in our range try  Accuphase E-206

 

 

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  • Our address: 1/81 Guthrie St Osborne Park Western Australia 6017
  • Our phone: 08 9445 2783
  • Our email: pierre [@] revolutionturntable.com.au OR jim [@] revolutionturntable.com.au
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