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RE: Rega brio-r, Audiolab 8200A or Cambridge 651A

Congrats. Yes the Rega should sound better as time goes on. Two months after buying the Leema, with my favourite tracks, I was hearing something different.

The Sherwood will soon become a distant memory. Wink

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RE: Rega brio-r, Audiolab 8200A or Cambridge 651A

 haha...thaks P.P.  :grin:

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RE: Rega brio-r, Audiolab 8200A or Cambridge 651A

The Brio R is a truly remarkable amp for £498

I am sure it compliments your speakers very well!

All you need now is a Rega TT (only kidding)

 

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Hi 

Congrats on the new amp!!!  :bounce:

Rega really did a special amp with this one! And yes it needs to run in, my advice is to keep it on 24/7. 

Mine is on 24/7 since I tested myself. 

How does it sound with your Dyns 2/7?

And welcome to the club!!!  Dance 4

 

Best REGArds

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LOL

This sounds sooo familiair! The Rega is very capable in pure entertainment!

Enjoy it! 

Synology DS214+ >> Rega DAC | Rega RP3 >> Rega Brio-R >> Chord Odyssey 2 >> PMC twenty.23

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 Thanks all.

 Hifi Outlaw, the amp is indeed incredible. I auditioned quite a few and this one is in a different league. In my small room i am only turning it up to 8 oclock, which in the larger audition room i could hardly even hear. This makes me happy! I was worried about whether it was driving the speakers totally because they are 4 ohm, but I can confirm they drive them without any trouble whatsoever.

 The sound is simply awesome/beautiful.

I did notice this morning though that the speakers are a little more boomy than they were with my old amp...simply due to there being more bass. I resorted to placing the foam bungs in very slightly, so they are only just in, and the boominess goes completely. I think statistically this will effect some of the SQ but i really cant notice it. sometimes i think i can notice it being a reduction in SQ by about 1%, and then other times i think it improves the SQ by that and more. The sound is still beeeautiful! 

 It did make me think about allm the good comments for the x12, and it might be something i look at in the future, but i almost might find myself in a larger room so i can move my speakers further from the walls (currently they are 22cm from walls, and in audtioning room, they were 3 feet, and absolutely no boom).

 But it is definitely the best amp i could have chosen. As far as i can tell....no contest! Smile

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It's Really wonderfull when we HIT the Hi-Fi Jackpot !!!!  Dance 4

My System manage to put a smile on my face every day!  :grin:

I think The Brio R with the Dyns X12 are really one of the magicals combos in this budget, outperforming expencive ones! For sure! 

I never heard the DM range, but can't be to far apart from the X12, i think...  :?

I think your next step should be dedicaded stands ( if you have the speace for them) the performance of the speakers can improve dramatically! 

If you choose to, don't forget to live it on!

 

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Bet the phono stage on your Brio R is crying out for a TT

 

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stevebrock wrote:

Bet the phono stage on your Brio R is crying out for a TT

 

 

:twisted:  BAD Steve  :twisted:

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Hi-FiOutlaw wrote:

stevebrock wrote:

Bet the phono stage on your Brio R is crying out for a TT

 

 

:twisted:  BAD Steve  :twisted:

:shifty:  An RP3  :shifty:

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Well I had my Brio R nearly a year now after watching the Paul Darwin (Rega) video on You Tube about how good the phono stage on the Brio R is - my mate was always banging on about how good his P3 was and told me that his local HiFi shop had a used RP1 for sale at £150, that was last July. 

I got addicted, bought the used RP! then got an RP3 in February and lucky for me I was given some money so was able to upgrade to an RP6 and havent looked back - I love vinyl!

 

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http://the-ear.net/features/terry-bateman-tells-story-rega-brio-r

 

This is the history behind this SIGLE Amplifier, told in the FIRST person !!! 

Nice piece of reading !  Dirol

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Hi-FiOutlaw wrote:

http://the-ear.net/features/terry-bateman-tells-story-rega-brio-r

 

This is the history behind this SIGLE Amplifier, told in the FIRST person !!! 

Nice piece of reading !  Dirol

 

yeah ive read that!

Very interrsting too!

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 Cheers for the link from Terry Bateman...i shall read it now.

 I totally feel like "hifi jackpot" describes how lucky i feel with this amp. It is a sublime sound. I remember when i was very young visiting my grandfather who played his own beautifully sounding grand piano, but also had a gorgeous sounding B&O system. This was my introduction i guess into the world of quality hifi sound, and i always dreampt of one day being able to get something similar, although at the price of B&O stuff, for years i had almost accepted that i wouldn't achieve that dream. I do feel now that the dream is realised with this amp (plus speakers and cd player).   :star: :star: 

  Smile

 I have never actaully heard vinyl on a system like this, and the guy in the shop where i bought it from was saying the same thing...get into vinyl. I find no faults with cds really, and I would genuinely be surprised if vinyl sounded better, but with everybody being a big fan, i guess it is something i should at least have a listen to.

 Great to be part of the club btw......and couldn't believe how many of these things the shop sai they sell. several a week. I thought it would be that many a month if lucky. and i did see one parcelled up about to be shipped off. The guys on the shop floor at rega must be working overtime!

   :clap:

 

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 oh...and I think it looks amazing too! I've read a few peoples negative opinions, but i think it looks as good as it sounds...pure and simple. (and to anyone concerened, the red rega logo and light do not make the room glow red in the dark. I guess red light is much softer than say blue, which does light up a room slightly. compared to the tiny blue dot on my cd player, which clearly emits light in the dark, the rega logo produces no excess light. very nice!).

 

 

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