Yamaha A-S801 vs Rega Brio

A-S801 vs Brio comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha A-S801
9.5
Rega Brio
4.7
10
8
10
3

Yamaha A-S801 vs Rega Brio review

Yamaha A-S801
vs
Rega Brio

Yamaha A-S801 vs Rega Brio: which would you get for the best home entertainment experience? Based on our rating, A-S801 has a total rating of 9.5 out of 10 vs 4.7 out of 10 for Brio.

Advantages Yamaha A-S801 over Rega Brio

  • Better Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) in stereo: 0.01% vs 0.02%
  • Better signal-to-noise ratio: 99dB vs 97dB
  • Has speaker A and speaker B switch
  • Can be pure amplifier without any sound processing with Pure direct mode
  • Bass control
  • Treble control
  • Balance control
  • Built-in optical digital in/out: 1/0
  • Built-in coaxial digital in/out: 1/0
  • Subwoofer output lets you connect an optional powered sub
  • USB port

Advantages Rega Brio over Yamaha A-S801

  • Supporting speakers impedances: 8, 4Ohm vs only 8,6Ohm

Common strengths

  • Moving Magnet (MM) Phono stage
Votes 4 4
Rating 4.5 4.5
Yamaha A-S801

Feb 28, 2020

You may have probably heard that thanks to the Yamaha A-S801 specs, specifically ToP-ART circuitry that enhances the sound quality and high structural stability, this integrated amplifier delivers ex...

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Rega Brio

Feb 28, 2020

The amplifier combines all the Rega family signs in sounding - a reliable, but at the same time delicate and rich presentation in a wide range, the right scene, confident dynamics. There are a lot mor...

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Common

Product

Yamaha A-S801
Rega Brio

Model

A-S801
Brio

Brand

Yamaha
Rega

Reviews

378
23

Amplifier

Channels

2
2

Power output (RMS), W/Ohm

200/8, 240/6
50/8, 73/4

Power output per channel, W/Ohm

100/8, 120/6
58/8, 93/4

Output Impedance, Ohm

8,6
8, 4

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
12Hz-43KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.01
0.02

Signal-to-noise ratio, dB

99
97

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

ES9010K2M 384 KHz/32-bit

Speaker A/B switching

Pure direct mode

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

Bluetooth

optional

Ethernet (RJ45)

Control

Bass

Treble

Balance

Remote control

Extensive connection

Optical digital input/output

1/0
0/0

Coaxial digital input/output

1/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

1
1

Subwoofer output

1
0

Headphone outputs

1
1

USB

1
0

Preamplifier outputs (pair)

0
0

Main inputs (pair)

0
0

Line level inputs (pair)

8
5

XLR inputs (pair)

0
0

Record outputs (pair)

2
1

DC trigger output (12V)

0
0

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

270
195

Power consumption standby, W

0.5
0.5

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 15 x 38.7/17.1 x 6 x 15.2
13.6 x 3.1 x 8.5/7 x 1.9 x 4.9

Weight, kg/lbs

12.1/26.7
6.1/11.24

Other

Release year

2014
2009
Yamaha A-S801
Rega Brio
Yamaha A-S801
Rega Brio

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