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RE: Rega Elicit R - worthwhile upgrade?

floyd droid wrote:

plastic penguin wrote:

Glad to hear it's not confined to Leema, although mine didn't cut out.

Wonder how the valve boys are doing?

 

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This isnt good!

I listened to one at HiFi Lounge on friday for at least an hour, volume pot was halfway too - no problem but I didnt check how hot the amp got - have you spoken to your dealer about this yet?

 

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tomlinscote wrote:

Class A amps will run hotter than others as their output devices are on all the time, class B are on half the time and Class D even less or they use some other technique.

It does not sound right that it cuts out after 30 mins though!! I had a Denon that used to do that even if playing really quietly - turned out it was part of a faulty batch that had not enough heatsink grease applied so it was replaced.

Tommo

 

Yes I know that but say A/B class amps, the Rega seem to get very hot, yet the Arcam I had and NAD never got hot, in fact I have never had an amp that runs hot, is it a design fault?

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Hasn't borrowed yours again?  :O Wink

Run that by me again PP , the old brain cell is having problemos computing that  ?

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my Brio has been very very hot but has not cut out!

hope its an isolated case!

 

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This isnt good!

I listened to one at HiFi Lounge on friday for at least an hour, volume pot was halfway too - no problem but I didnt check how hot the amp got - have you spoken to your dealer about this yet?

 

Dosnt read all that great Steve , does it .

According to Regas bumf  'the Elicit benefits from running warm '  Note WARM not hot. 

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  in fact I have never had an amp that runs hot, 

You've never owned a mans amp then have you  Wink

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Yes Rega state: "The design of the Elicit-R benefits greatly from running warm. To ensure best performance it is recommended to allow the unit to reach optimum temperature before critical listening."

 

So what is optimum temperature, are you supposed to measure it?

 

It seems the Regas are class A?

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floyd droid wrote:

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  in fact I have never had an amp that runs hot, 

You've never owned a mans amp then have you  Wink

 

I would not class the Rega Brio R as a man's amp.

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I would not class the Rega Brio R as a man's amp.

Ok I'll try again ,lets see if you get my wit. 

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If the amplifier reaches a temperature liable to cause internal electronic damage, a 

thermal protection sensor will shut the unit off. If this occurs there will be no sound 

emitted from the speakers. The unit should be turned off for at least 10 minutes to 

allow for cooling. After this period, the amplifier should automatically reset and 

continue to work normally. If it does not, turn the unit off for a longer period allowing 

complete cooling of the amplifier before retrying. 

The thermal cutout should only occur with continuous high level driving of a 

difficult load. If it occurs under normal conditions, there could be a problem 

with insufficient airflow around the heat sinks or a fault with the loudspeakers. 

In this case it is advisable to contact your Rega dealer.

One of the design requirements of the Elicit-R was to keep the capacitors in the 

signal path to a minimum to prevent unnecessary sound degradation at this crucial 

line level stage. In order to achieve this requirement the output of both the pre and 

power amplifier are DC coupled. A servo control is applied to the pre-amplifier. In the 

unlikely event of a circuit failure causing any one of the above outputs to produce an 

excessive DC voltage, the DC protection will activate within milliseconds protecting 

any connected device.

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stevebrock wrote:

 If it occurs under normal conditions, there could be a problem 

with insufficient airflow around the heat sinks or a fault with the loudspeakers. 

 **In this case it is advisable to contact your Rega dealer.**

Because it cant possibly be our amp can it . So why Contact dealer then , lol.

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i hope it is a rogue amp tbh

 

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It seems the Regas are class A?

Not all 100wpc of it! (The heatsinks would need to be the size of engine blocks.)

Have you seen the size of a 100wpc class A amp?

"We are currently awaiting the loading of our complement of small lemon-soaked paper napkins for your comfort, refreshment and hygiene during the journey."

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floyd droid wrote:

BigH wrote:

I would not class the Rega Brio R as a man's amp.

Ok I'll try again ,lets see if you get my wit. 

Clue for mans amp. Have a look at my avatar  Blum 3

 

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