I agree PP
ATV3 > Rega DAC > Rega Elicit R > Rega RS3
Rega RP6 / 10x5 / MP-110
Good to hear that you also like the Elicit-R
All the best
Rick @ Musicraft
Musicraft (Derby), Specialist Hi-Fi/AV & Multimedia Dealer
good accurate audio monitoring and good sound reproduction to all
I don't even know what to say...!
I just want my Rega Dealer to receive the first one!
I'm afraid of my self at this point...
You don't need to say anything. Just let the Elict-R do the talking The Elicit-R has soul
Btw, i am afraid of the dead solid build quality of the Elicit-R
Well everything Rick@musiccraft has said about the Elicit R is spot on!
It really is a big authorative sound, Listened to an RP6/Exact throgh it with RS5 speakers!
The soundstage was huge, so much clairty and depth - it was simply stunning!
It was incredibly involving and actually made my hairs on my arms stand up.
Do I want one? YES
Can i afford one? NO
An hour later my missus came in to collect me to go and purchase some new Shoes.....she is a happy bunny tonight as she has gone out in them, kids gone to the parents - so a night in with a bottle of Rioja and put some records on! My Brio R is a cracking little amp still - love it!
Thanks for the initial impressions, Steve. I can't really afford one either but having been told repeatedly I'm probably not running enough power, i have been holding off upgrading my transport or springing for a TT for the last few months on the off chance that I'd either get a great deal on a used supernait or moon 340, or wait for the Elicit R and see if I would be tempted. if the elicit r lives up to the hype, its looking like my old nakamichi cd player and computer will end up continuing to be my sources for the next while.
Rega Brio-R, Rega DAC, Totem Model-1 Signature
Your DAC is a fine source!
The Elicit R has blown me away (again)
I would buy one today if I had the funds, would even bother listening to a Nait XS or Leema - I just love the sound of Rega!
look like i better start buttering up the wife. in addition to shoes, handbags work well too.
You talk about Naim XS, did you ever demo it ?
I've demo Naim 5i mkI and II and didn't like the sound they produce, metalic and cold, not warm like Rega Brio R, they didn't captivated me.
More, I've demo the Dynaudios X12 the first time with a Naim NAC 252 and Naim NAP 200 or 300 and didn't like those as well! Naim is not for me, and the way you like Rega signature sound not for you either...
But if i decide to go down 1500€ amp road I've to put a very short list to demo and to compare the Elicit R with, so far I thought on:
- Exposure 3010S2
- Unison Research UNICO Primo
- Audio Analog Fortissimo
Rega RP3 / Goldring 1012gx > Rega Fono MM V2
Synology DS213 > QED Performance USB > Rega DAC > QED Performance RCA
Pathos Classic One > Inakustik LS 1102 cable > Dynaudio Excite X12 and some times BK XLS200 MK II
SBT > G&BL teflon line RCA > NAD 3020i > Supra Classic 2x4mm > Monitor Audio RS1
In my experience a new kitchen works best
Nice one. particularly because that hint has been dropped.
I have colleague at work who raises the bar like that. My wife and his wife... will never meet.
I've managed to keep an arrangement of direct proportionality (generally )
It is difficult (impossible) to judge an amplifier just by looking at it.
Still, I quickly studied the innards of the Elicit R and the power supply consists of just one pair of output devices per channel, around 10'000uf of capacitance/ch (the larger electrolytes are only 4100uf each) and a transformer which looks around 300 to 400va.
Whilst all this is enough to probably just about meet Rega's spec it is certainly not a power house and similar power can be found in £300 amps by Cambridge Audio etc.
Thats not to say it won't sound good. I would think that it will make a good match with Rega's efficient and easy load speakers, as was no doubt intended. - Synergy at work if Steve's impressions are anything to go by.
My first reaction was that £1500 seems a lot for what is offered but there is of course more to it than just sheer grunt. There is some thoughtful engineering evident. I also enjoyed the XS which has a very similar power supply but is rated at a conservative 60w/ch and there are other examples of low(ish) power, high performance amplifiers, Perreaux's entry model only being one of them.
Pretty ... and pretty proud of it
Can you link the picture you are using?
If it's this one then you are looking at the old Elicit (pic taken in 2010)...
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You are of course right. My bad.
This is, I believe the new R version http://www.audiofederation.fr/wp-content/uploads/RegaElicitRpre1.jpg.
Luckily (and embarrassingly) most of what I said for the older version seems to still hold true with this one. Different circuit layout.
Well it initially performs well, we're just waiting for the Nait XS2 to see how it will compare to one of the best sounding amps at this price point. And of course, to see how both deal with more demanding speakers than Rega's own. So far so good with the Spendor D7's.
David @Frank Harvey Hi-Fi, Coventry
Don't all amps sound the same?
Amp: Leema Pulse; Source: Naim CD5i-2, Denon 260MKII, Pro-ject XP I; Speakers: PMC TB2i
Formerly known as plastic penguin
I really miss playing with hifi and should get my behind down to my local dealer but I am very happy with my system and I know box envy will probably set in if do (visit).
Things I would want to hear are Kef's LS50 with a Mcintosh amplifier, a top class phono stage and an SME with high quality cartridge. Would also like to see a before/after of a record cleaning machine.
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