Rega Brio 3 integrated amp in excellent condition. Has a built-in phono stage (though I haven’t tried it, as I have no turntable). Well known as a very musical amp, in the Rega tradition.
Sounds great, works fine. Cosmetically excellent – the silver satin finish is clean and bright. I have owned other Rega integrateds, the Mira 3 and the Brio R, but I kept the Brio 3. I prefer the sound of the Brio 3, which in my opinion is a bit warmer and more engagingly musical than the Mira 3 or Brio R.
From the Stereophile review by Sam Telling: “Right from the start, without break-in, the Brio 3 sounded warm and smooth: full-bodied, well-controlled in the bass, smooth in the midrange, sweet in the treble. …The most important thing, for me, was that it hit the harmonics just right—a remarkable achievement…. The Rega Brio 3 offers excellent build quality and exceptional value for the money. I know of nothing better at anywhere near the price.”
From an online review by The Vinyl Anachronist: “I can't think of an integrated amp that matches the Brio's performance for anywhere near its modest asking price…. The Brio is an almost textbook example of PRaT (pace, rhythm and timing), that touchstone of British amplification. The overall sound was punchy, forward, dynamic and compelling. …That's not to say it sounds aggressive (a characteristic I don't particularly like), but the Brio 3 and its 49 watts per channel sounds authoritative and gutsy.”
Comes with factory box and manual. I will double box for shipping.
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