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RE: Brio-R + KEF?

I have 4ohm rated speakers too and did look closely at the Brio-R. FWIW the manual does note "continued high level use into 4ohm may cause the case to exceed 40degC above the ambient temperature". So I erred on the side of caution (over caution?) and didn't get the Brio. But perhaps more a problem here in Aus than the UK? Wink

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Geds wrote:

I have 4ohm rated speakers too and did look closely at the Brio-R. FWIW the manual does note "continued high level use into 4ohm may cause the case to exceed 40degC above the ambient temperature". So I erred on the side of caution (over caution?) and didn't get the Brio. But perhaps more a problem here in Aus than the UK? Wink

Some people in the UK heat the whole house with class A amps.

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FWIW I think we need to keep the Rega Brio-R in perspective. I'm sure this'll get up the noses of the Brio-R camp, although there's no intention to ruffle any feathers.

From the awards and adulation heaped upon the Brio-R, don't doubt it is immensely capable, but it is a sub-£500 and 50 watt amp. Sure it will drive 4 ohm speakers with aplomb but it will have its limits, like ANY other amp. If you want to shake the walls down look elsewhere.

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plastic penguin wrote:

FWIW I think we need to keep the Rega Brio-R in perspective. I'm sure this'll get up the noses of the Brio-R camp, although there's no intention to ruffle any feathers.

From the awards and adulation heaped upon the Brio-R, don't doubt it is immensely capable, but it is a sub-£500 and 50 watt amp. Sure it will drive 4 ohm speakers with aplomb but it will have its limits, like ANY other amp. If you want to shake the walls down look elsewhere.

 

Not here no! I agree with you completely - at the end of the its a £498 amp - albeit probably the best one under £650!

 

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matt49 wrote:

Some people in the UK heat the whole house with class A amps.

I'm pretty sure that's how Cno sold his amp to Mrs Cno  Blum 3

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gregvet wrote:

matt49 wrote:

Some people in the UK heat the whole house with class A amps.

I'm pretty sure that's how Cno sold his amp to Mrs Cno  Blum 3

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