Rega Brio vs Marantz PM8005

Rega Brio vs Marantz PM8005

Rega Brio review

The power output per channel of this device is slightly higher than his opponent’s. Here we have 58/8 vs 35/8 W/Ohm. The amplifier is an example of Hi-Fi minimalism; it has neither tone controls nor headphone output. On the front panel of the Brio-R there is only a volume control and an input switching button, with which you can sequentially select one of the signal sources. The remote control adds to this functionality the ability to mute (Mute). Simple and reliable, this amplifier can become the basis of a very high-level Hi-Fi system, and is characterized by a very favorable ratio of quality and price. Rega Brio

Marantz PM8005 review

Innovative developments of the company allow achieving a unique balance between each of the sound images, while the symmetry of the system remains unchanged. The device is equipped with a toroidal transformer and a double screen. The sound is clear and exciting due to the perfect tuning of the cascades of a powerful amplifier. Each audiophile will be delighted with the impeccability of sound output, which will be preserved even in the high-frequency range. The design of the device is not catchy, so it can perfectly complement any speaker system, while not attracting too much attention. Marantz PM8005

Rega Brio pros & cons

Pros

  • High antiresonance characteristics of the cases
  • The ability to connect a vinyl player
  • The presence of a USB-DAC for high-quality playback of files from external drives

Cons

  • No digital inputs

Marantz PM8005 pros & cons

Pros

  • The uniqueness lies in the work with current feedback, which allows you to generate a large supply of energy
  • In order to eliminate unnecessary vibrations, the manufacturer created a special three-layer system

Cons

  • As for me, it is too heavy

Votes 5 5
Rating 3.2 3.2

Integrated amplifiers comparison chart

Overall
Rega Brio
4.7
Marantz PM8005
7
8
7
3
10
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Common

Product

Rega Brio
Marantz PM8005

Model

Brio
PM8005

Brand

Rega
Marantz

Reviews

23
23

Amplifier

Channels

2
2

Power output (RMS), W/Ohm

50/8, 73/4
70/8, 100/4

Power output per channel, W/Ohm

58/8, 93/4
35/8, 50/4

Output Impedance, Ohm

8, 4
8, 4

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
0

Line level inputs (pair)

5
7

XLR inputs (pair)

0
0

Record outputs (pair)

1
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

195
220

Power consumption standby, W

0.5
0.2

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 x 37.9 x 12.8 /17.3 x 14.9 x 5.1

Weight, kg/lbs

6.1/11.24
12/26.9
Rega Brio
Marantz PM8005
Rega Brio
Marantz PM8005

Integrated amplifiers CHooseratoR comparison rating

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  • 4.7
  • 7
  • 4.7Rega Brio
  • 7Marantz PM8005

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