As part of the design Rega has 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.
They have 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 125 W 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.
Power Outputs at Rated 230/115 V Supply Voltage
125 W RMS both channels driven into the rated load of 8 Ω
156 W RMS both channels driven into 6 Ω
Record output level (with rated input levels) 219 mV
Record output impedance 560 Ω
Pre-amp output level (with rated input levels) 840 mV
Pre-amp output impedance 100 Ω
Dimensions (W x H x D)
433 x 95 x 360 mm (including speaker terminals)