Rega Elex Mk4 Integrated Amplifier Announced

Posted on 28th November, 2022

Rega Elex Mk4 Integrated Amplifier Announced

Rega’s Elex Mk4 integrated amplifier features an onboard MM phono stage, DAC, headphone amplifier, and more.

Rega's Elex Mk4 is the latest product from the English hi-fi brand to get a new version with the Elex Mk4 replacing 2014's Elex-R and boasting a sleeker design, improved circuitry and an integrated DAC handling up to 24/ 192 decoding.

Rega Elex Mk4

The Elex Mk4 is wrapped in a new “custom case” that better matches Rega's current range, including the top-flight Aethos and Elicit Mk5 integrateds.

Rega's class A/B power amplifier circuit provides 72W per channel into 8 ohms or 90W into 6 ohms, with power provided by a “quiet, multi-stage linear supply”. Additionally, the digital and analogue supply rails are “galvanically isolated” to mitigate signal interference.

Rega Elex Mk4

You get four line-level inputs alongside “galvanically and optically isolated” optical and coaxial digital inputs utilising a “Wolfson S/PDIF receiver IC to provide exceptional detail and clarity”, a first for an Elex amp. The built-in DAC is based on Rega's own DAC-R circuit, while a Wolfson DAC and Rega-designed discrete line-driver circuit are used for output. Rega underlines that “the analogue side of the circuit is not affected in any way by the introduction of digital inputs.”

Rega Elex Mk4

As you would expect, Rega has also included a carefully integrated MM phono stage. Here, we're informed the RIAA equalisation has been split into two stages to minimise interaction. Also, polyester capacitors have been used in the signal path, and polypropylene capacitors are used in the RIAA equalisation circuits.

Rega Elex Mk4

There is also a headphone output on the front panel for late-night listening with a 6.3mm jack.

In Australia, it is expected to be available early-April 2023 and sell for $2,499 RRP. In New Zealand, it will sell for $2,750 RRP and will be available in February 2023.

Visit Rega for more information

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