Rega Aethos amplifier


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The Aethos amplifier from Rega. No matter what speaker you are using, Rega’s Aethos provides a unique combination of engagement, enthusiasm & joy.

Housed in a brand new custom designed case, the Aethos stereo amplifier employs four 160 W 16 Amp output transistors per channel, delivering 156 W per channel into 6 Ω. The Aethos is a dual mono design using a custom wound toroidal transformer and regulated supplies for the sensitive amplification and driver stages. The pre-amplifier stage uses class-A discrete circuitry throughout. The Aethos is a no compromise product with one goal, to deliver your music as faithfully as possible.

Rega’s time, effort and money have been spent on developing the circuit and construction, utilizing the highest specification of components throughout. As part of the design they 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 also 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.

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  • 156 W per channel into 6 Ω (125 W per channel into 8 Ω)
  • Dual mono design
  • 5 Line inputs
  • Headphone socket
  • Remote control
  • Direct input
  • Record out
  • Pre-amp out
  • Lifetime warranty against manufacture defects

Expert Reviews

Not only do we like this amp, those in the know like it too.  Here’s what they have to say:

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What HIFI? 2021 5* The Rega Aethos delivers an exceptional combination of insight, dynamics and rhythmic precision to produce class-leading sound.
HIFI Choice 2021 Rega has produced an amplifier that delivers a well-crafted blend of realism, space and simple musical joy.
AV Forums 2020 This is a very fine amp indeed and one that joins the ranks of the Highly Recommended.
L&B Tech Reviews 2020 Aethos is by far the best integrated amplifier we have tested
HIFI & Music Source 2020 It is a blockbuster of an integrated amplifier, full stop.
The ear 2020 5* A very musical and compelling amplifier that makes you want to listen longer and, dare I say it, louder, which is one of life’s great pleasures after all.
HIFI World 2020 For the money, the Aethos is difficult to fault. Well worth an audition.
Soundstage Australia 2020 …both a beauty and a beast. It can handle delicacy and sweetness with the best of them but when the music demands it can launch an aural assault of the highest order.
HIFI Choice 2019 5* An amplifiet that delivers a well-crafted blend of realsim, space and simple musical joy.

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