Rega Brio vs NAD D 3020 V2

NAD D 3020 V2 vs Rega Brio

NAD D 3020 V2 review

The power output per channel of this device is slightly lower than his opponent’s. Here we have 30/8 vs 58/8 W/Ohm. The D3020 V2 is an integrated amplifier, but, like most of the similar models that we have seen recently, it has something else besides the ranks of RCA sockets. NAD carefully studied the needs of modern music lovers and equipped its device with the very set of inputs that would be most useful. As a result, the D3020 V2 has only one analog line-in input on the RCA connectors, labeled Aux. According to the developers, this is quite enough to connect the signal sources of this type available to the modern music lover. NAD D 3020 V2

Rega Brio review

The input switching in the amplifier is performed on high-quality relays to reduce the length of the audio signal circuits, and a precision electric potentiometer is used as a volume control. The Brio circuit uses high-quality selective passive components, including film capacitors, and uses separate power circuits for low- and high-current circuits. The amplifier is equipped with a remote control, and Rega engineers made sure that this circuit did not affect the sound quality of the device. The remote control system is powered by a separate source, and its control microcontroller is completely isolated from audio circuits. Rega Brio

NAD D 3020 V2 pros & cons

Pros

  • Lively and captivating sound
  • Flexible feature set
  • Small size and high quality workmanship

Cons

  • A limited number of inputs of each type
  • Phono entry is good but not great
  • Poor fit with low sensitivity speakers

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

Votes 3 3
Rating 4.7 4.7

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Product

Rega Brio
NAD D 3020 V2

Model

Brio
D 3020 V2

Brand

Rega
NAD

Reviews

20
61

Amplifier

Channels

2
2

Power output (RMS), W/Ohm

50/8, 73/4
60/8, 100/4, 150/2

Power output per channel, W/Ohm

58/8, 93/4
30/8, 55/4, 80/2

Output Impedance, Ohm

8, 4
8, 4, 2

Frequency response

12Hz-43KHz
20Hz-20KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.02
0.01

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
1/0

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
1/0

Phono (MM) input

1
1

Subwoofer output

0
1

Headphone outputs

1
1

USB

0
1

Preamplifier outputs (pair)

0
1

Main inputs (pair)

0
0

Line level inputs (pair)

5
1

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
320

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
5.8 x 18.6 x 21.9/2.2 x 7.3 x 8.6

Weight, kg/lbs

6.1/11.24
1.5/3.3
Rega Brio
NAD D 3020 V2
Rega Brio
NAD D 3020 V2

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  • 4.7
  • 6
  • 4.7Rega Brio
  • 6NAD D 3020 V2

The NAD D 3020 V2 is better integrated amplifier in this comparison. Check NAD D 3020 V2 price