Our time, effort & money have been spent on developing the circuit and construction, utilizing the highest specification of components throughout. As part of the design we have included useful features such as the switchable direct input and preamplifier output, to enable the new Aethos amplifier to be used in a wide combination of systems. The headphone socket has been integrated such that the speaker switching is performed by the output mute relay as so not to obstruct the signal path and degrade the sound quality.
Rega has taken the design concepts underpinning the multi award winning and hugely successful Elex-R and Elicit-R and propelled the performance to the next level and beyond with a 125watt dual mono design with features such as fully discrete FET based line amplifier, polypropylene capacitors throughout the signal path, K-Power reservoir capacitors, power amplifier regulated supply and a high current output stage comprising of four 160w Sanken output transistors per channel.
"This is an amplifier that possesses huge reserves of depth, detail and definition" Ed Selley Hi-FI Choice Dec 2019.
"It doesn’t matter what kind of speaker you are using, Rega's Aethos gives you a unique combination of engagement, enthusiasm and joy...Fantastic sound quality, highly musical, and excellent balance" Stereo + Dec 2019
Power outputs at rated 230/115 V supply voltage:
Note: Continued high level use into 6 Ω may cause the case to exceed 40 °C above the ambient temperature and activate the thermal shutdown.
Input sensitivities for rated output level: