Rega Brio vs Yamaha A-S3000

Rega Brio vs Yamaha A-S3000

Rega Brio review

Here we have output power of 58/8 vs 120/8 W/Ohm where Yamaha takes the lead. The updated Brio is made in an elegant aluminum case, consisting of massive metal sides (in combination - cooling radiators), which are connected by lower and upper covers. On the front panel of “piano” black plastic there is a power button, a headphone jack, an input switching button and a volume knob. The amplifier is equipped with an input for a vinyl player, four line inputs and an output to the recorder. The built-in RIAA corrector is designed to work with MM type heads; for MC heads, an external matching transformer is needed. Acoustic terminals are universal; they accept bananas, spatulas and bare wire. Rega Brio

Yamaha A-S3000 review

Each board in this unit is created on the basis of the “floating design” principle, which helps to eliminate vibrations and create clear sound at the output. The toroidal transformer, thanks to its work, allows you to create a clearer sound. The design basis of the model is a special technology of a potential-free symmetrical power amplifier. The separation of the amplifier from the ground eliminates any negative consequences of deviations in voltage, as well as interference on the ground bus. This model uses a unique digital ladder volume control. It was specially designed for this device. With its help, a cleaner sound is created. Yamaha A-S3000

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

Yamaha A-S3000 pros & cons

Pros

  • It’s easy to deal with device management, everything is thought out for your maximum convenience
  • It gives a clear and natural sound

Cons

  • Phono preamp. Its ok but honestly the phono sounds a little anemic compared to others

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

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Overall
4.7
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8
8
8
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10
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Common

Product

Rega Brio
Yamaha A-S3000

Model

Brio
A-S3000

Brand

Rega
Yamaha

Reviews

20
3

Amplifier

Channels

2
2

Power output (RMS), W/Ohm

50/8, 73/4
200/8

Power output per channel, W/Ohm

58/8, 93/4
120/8, 150/6, 200/4, 300/2

Output Impedance, Ohm

8, 4
8

Frequency response

12Hz-43KHz
5Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.02
0.02

Signal-to-noise ratio, dB

97
106

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

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
0/0

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

1
1

Subwoofer output

0
0

Headphone outputs

1
1

USB

0
0

Preamplifier outputs (pair)

0
1

Main inputs (pair)

0
1

Line level inputs (pair)

5
7

XLR inputs (pair)

0
2

Record outputs (pair)

1
0

DC trigger output (12V)

0
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
1/1

RS-232

0
0

Additional features

Auto power off

Built-in display

Power

Power consumption, W

195
329

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
43.1 x 18 x 46.2/17.1 x 7.1 x 18.2

Weight, kg/lbs

6.1/11.24
24.6/55
Rega Brio
Yamaha A-S3000
Rega Brio
Yamaha A-S3000

Integrated amplifiers CHooseratoR comparison rating

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  • 4.7
  • 8
  • 4.7Rega Brio
  • 8Yamaha A-S3000

The Yamaha A-S3000 is better integrated amplifier in this comparison. Check Yamaha A-S3000 price