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Rega

Aethos

£3,300

Released in early 2020, Rega’s Aethos is a true powerhouse of an integrated amplifier; but one with real finesse. Aethos features five line-level inputs, preamp out and that rare thing – a tape loop – as well as a front panel 6.3mm headphone output. Quite deliberately, and to avoid unnecessary compromise of sensitive circuitry, there is no wireless or Bluetooth connectivity, no digital inputs and no phono stage. It’s all about performance with Aethos, and that is exceptional.

Dimensions (HWD) 9.5 x 43.3 x 36cm (including speaker terminals)
Weight 17.5kg

In-store purchase only, please call 0141 221 0221 or email glasgow@loud-clear.co.uk to reserve/enquire.

The Aethos stereo amplifier is housed in a brand new, custom designed case. Employing four 160 W 16 Amp output transistors per channel, this delivers 156 W per channel into 6 Ω. The Aethos is a dual mono design using a custom wound toroidal transformer and regulated supplies for the sensitive amplification and driver stages. The pre-amplifier stage uses class-A discrete circuitry throughout. The Aethos is a no compromise product with one goal: to deliver your music as faithfully as possible.

Design Innovation
Considerable time, effort and money have been spent on developing the circuit and construction, utilising the highest specification of components throughout. As part of the design Rega has included useful features such as the switchable direct input and preamplifier output to enable the new Aethos amplifier to be used in a wide combination of systems. The headphone socket has been integrated such that the speaker switching is performed by the output mute relay as so not to obstruct the signal path and degrade the sound quality.

Rega has taken the design concepts underpinning the multi award winning and hugely successful Elex-R and Elicit-R and propelled the performance to the next level and beyond with a 125watt dual mono design with features such as fully discrete FET based line amplifier, polypropylene capacitors throughout the signal path, K-Power reservoir capacitors, power amplifier regulated supply and a high current output stage comprising of four 160w Sanken output transistors per channel.

 

Rega Aethos

Rega Aethos

Key Features
156 W per channel into 6 Ω (125 W per channel into 8 Ω)
Dual mono design
5 Line inputs
Headphone socket
Remote control
Direct input
Record out
Pre-amp out
Lifetime warranty against manufacture defects

Technical Specification

Power Outputs at Rated 230/115 V  Supply Voltage:
125 W RMS both channels driven into the rated load of 8 Ω
156 W RMS both channels driven into 6 Ω

Record output level (with rated input levels) 219 mV
Record output impedance – 560 Ω
Pre-amp output level (with rated input levels) 840 mV
Pre-amp output impedance 100 Ω
Dimensions (W x H x D) 433 x 95 x 360 mm (including speaker terminals)
Weight 17.5 kg