Rega Brio vs Audiolab 6000A

Audiolab 6000A vs Rega Brio

Audiolab 6000A review

In addition to the standard analog line inputs, there is a built-in MM phono stage, built on JFET transistors. The set of digital inputs includes optical and coaxial, there is also a wireless Bluetooth module with support for the aptX codec. All physical digital inputs support PCM stream with parameters up to 24 bit / 192 kHz. On the front panel, the output from a separate headphone amplifier is also detected. The output power of these sides is almost equal. However Brio has 8 more watts. 50W vs 58W at 8 Ohms. The Audiolab 6000A amplifier has three operating modes: the main one, the Pre-Power amplifier mode and the Pre mode. Audiolab 6000A

Rega Brio review

The device is notable for the way the body is made. It consists of two massive metal sidewalls (which at the same time serve as cooling radiators), which are connected by the lower and upper plates - this results in a rather monumental design, well protected from vibration. The front wall, judging by the texture, although made of plastic, but has a neat appearance and a fashionable mirror-black finish. The amplifier rests on large and high legs. There are five inputs on the rear panel, one output to the recorder and standard universal speaker terminals. By the way, one of the inputs is designed for a vinyl turntable and connected to an RIAA corrector, the characteristics of which are optimal for MM type heads. Rega Brio

Audiolab 6000A pros & cons

Pros

  • The flexibility provided by the slew of digital inputs allowed me to streamline and simplify my stereo
  • Good bass control

Cons

  • I find the front panel unattractive

Rega Brio pros & cons

Pros

  • Pushes a great deal of volume for such a small unit
  • It gets the job done without the heat. It runs surprisingly cool

Cons

  • Volume control only through remote control

Votes 9 9
Rating 4.1 4.1

Integrated amplifiers comparison chart

Overall
Rega Brio
4.7
Audiolab 6000A
6.7
8
10
3
3
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Common

Product

Rega Brio
Audiolab 6000A

Model

Brio
6000A

Brand

Rega
Audiolab

Reviews

23
2

Amplifier

Channels

2
2

Power output (RMS), W/Ohm

50/8, 73/4
100/8, 150/4

Power output per channel, W/Ohm

58/8, 93/4
50/8, 75/4

Output Impedance, Ohm

8, 4
8, 4

Frequency response

12Hz-43KHz
20Hz-20KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.02
0.004

Signal-to-noise ratio, dB

97
110

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

ES9018K2M 384 KHz/32-bit

Speaker A/B switching

Pure direct mode

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

Control

Bass

Treble

Balance

Remote control

Extensive connection

Optical digital input/output

0/0
2/0

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
2/0

Phono (MM) input

1
1

Subwoofer output

0
0

Headphone outputs

1
1

USB

0
1

Preamplifier outputs (pair)

0
1

Main inputs (pair)

0
0

Line level inputs (pair)

5
5

XLR inputs (pair)

0
0

Record outputs (pair)

1
0

DC trigger output (12V)

0
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
0/0

RS-232

0
0

Additional features

Auto power off

Built-in display

Power

Power consumption, W

195

Power consumption standby, W

0.5
0.5

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

13.6 x 3.1 x 8.5/7 x 1.9 x 4.9
44.5 x 6.5 x 30/17.5 x 2.5 x 11.8

Weight, kg/lbs

6.1/11.24
7.8/17.1
Rega Brio
Audiolab 6000A
Rega Brio
Audiolab 6000A

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  • 4.7Rega Brio
  • 6.7Audiolab 6000A

The Audiolab 6000A is better integrated amplifier in this comparison - check Audiolab 6000A price.