Rega Mira 3 Integrated Amplifier includes two remote controls. The back panel plate that surrounds the power cord plug in is cracked but this does not affect the performance. A new rear plate is available through a Rega retailer or direct from Rega.
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The Rega Mira 3 Amplifier is a high performance audio amplifier using the Improved “type 3” Rega Alpha-Encoder control system comprising of high quality loss-less relays, plus a digitally controlled analog switched resistor network volume control. The Mira 3 is housed in the Rega custom-built extruded aluminum case incorporating a high thermal efficiency heat sink. Rega has kept the same level of performance and synergy between stages as in the original Mira 2000 amplifier with a better level of functionality & controllability in the volume control user interface.
The Mira 3 is a 60 Watt integrated amplifier with full flexibility within the range. It has a Pre-amplifier output and Power amplifier input. The gain of the power amplifier is 28dB for full output, and thus enables the amplifier to be expanded to drive Bi-amplifier or active speaker systems (Sub Bass etc). It can also drive multiple speakers if required or be part of a high performance AV system.
The amplifier has a fully short circuit and DC protected output stage and high quality Evox film capacitors have been used in the signal path throughout.
The volume level is controlled via a microprocessor, which in turn takes its information from the volume digital encoder on the front panel or remote control handset.
The volume control has a resolution of 1dB per step, giving a total range of 80 steps over the available gain or volume range of 80dB.
There is a calibrated LED display comprising of 20 LED's, which indicates the gain level or relative position of the volume control; this is calibrated in 4dB steps, across the total gain of volume range. The left and right channels are matched and balanced within 0.2dB, ensuring a centrally placed soundstage no matter what the volume position or which gain level has been set.
The stepped resistive networks of the volume control are placed in the feedback and input circuits of the ic based line amplifier, thereby optimizing the gain of the line amplifier for a good signal to noise ratio. Also, the stepped resistive network provides the amplifier input with constant input impedance, providing the source component (CD, tuner, tape etc) with a constant impedance load and eliminating the possible changes in sound quality with different volume control position.