Rega’s Elex-R Integrated Amplifier

Posted on 21st August, 2014

Rega’s Elex-R Integrated Amplifier

Brand new from Rega, the Elex-R integrated amplifier combines Brio-R amp design with the advanced phono stage of the Elicit-R.

Rega's engineers set upon achieving a perfect balance of power, control and dynamics with the Elex-R, built to high standards and minimalist circuit design. Intentionally omitting tone controls and a headphone jack, Rega have designed this integrated amplifier for high performance and avoided unnecessary features that could potentially obstruct the signal path and degrate audio quality.

Opting for a full width chassis, the Elex-R heat sink allows better heat dissapation, and along with a larger transformer enables 90w per channel into 6 ohm, and 72.5w per channel into 8 ohms.

Rega Elex-R Integrated Amplifier

Through optimising components and circuit design, Rega have managed a distortion level lower than 0.007%, along with an improved custom made rotary volume control. The Elex-R uses a combined feedback and passive volume control, where the feedback and input levels are varied to set the required volume level. The level and tracking between the two channels is set by the close tolerance parts in the pre-amplifier circuit and less by the actual potentiometer itself, which according to Rega, “keeping the mismatch of channels due to volume control tracking irregularities to a minimum.”

“This form of volume control is normally only found in professional broadcast environments where accurate low noise control of levels is required.” Philip Sawyer, Managing Director of Synergy Audio Visual told StereoNET.

The Rega approach of “delivering performance that always puts the music first” is alive and well with the Elex-R, available now from Rega dealers at $1,999 RRP.

For more information visit Synergy Audio Visual.

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      Marc Rushton

      StereoNET’s Founder and Publisher, born in UK and raised on British Hi-Fi before moving to Australia where he worked as an Engineer in both the audio and mechanical fields.

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