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Rega Elicit MK5 Integrated Amplifier

by Rega
Original price €2,399.00 - Original price €2,399.00
Original price €2,399.00
€2,399.00
€2,399.00 - €2,399.00
Current price €2,399.00

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The all new Elicit MK5 stereo integrated amplifier is designed and built to the highest standard.

Key Features

  • 105 W per channel into 8 Ω
  • High quality moving magnet phono stage
  • 2 x Digital inputs - 1 x optical and 1 x Co-Axial
  • High performance Rega DAC circuit for digital inputs
  • 4 Line level inputs
  • Headphone input
  • Direct Input
  • Record input
  • New advanced pre-amplifier
  • Alps volume potentiometer
  • Thermal Cut-Out

Housed in our latest custom case to match the rest of the Rega range, the new MK5 builds on previous Rega designs by using our multi-award-winning Class A/B power amplifier circuit to deliver a powerful 105 W per channel into 8 Ω loads (127 W into 6 Ω). Our engineers have designed a new Rega DAC circuit offering digital connectivity and greater integration with a variety of other products. We have taken great care to incorporate a high quality MM phono stage and the headphone input has been configured such that the speaker switching is performed by the output mute relay to avoid obstructing the signal path.

The heart of your music

The new Elicit MK5 calls on decades of electronic design experience. It is a complex blend of three of our most successful products which promises to deliver big on sound, power, features and style. The Elicit MK5 is capable of driving difficult loudspeakers with ease and will integrate perfectly into any audio system by offering a wide range of connectivity options. In addition to line, digital, and a high-quality moving magnet (MM) phono input, you will also find pre-out, Direct in, Record loop functionality and the high-performance headphone input.

The Elicit MK5 now shares other design features taken directly from the highly acclaimed Aethos amplifier. You will find the same discrete FET based pre-amplifier circuit, plus an Alps volume potentiometer has been introduced to further improve sonic and technical performance. As you would expect, special attention has been paid to the selection of key audio components. Discrete circuitry, high-quality relays, polypropylene capacitors, and Sanken output transistors are used throughout the design.

The galvanically/optically isolated digital inputs utilise a Wolfson S/PDIF receiver IC to provide exceptional detail and clarity from any connected source. Output is provided by a Wolfson DAC and Rega designed discrete line-driver circuit. The new Elicit MK5 calls upon decades of award-winning experience in amplifier and digital circuit design which culminates in a perfectly engineered balance of reliability, connectivity and above all, accurate music reproduction.

Specifications

Amplifier Output

  • Power Amplifier Output (at rated 230/115V supply voltage): 105W per channel into 8Ω / 127W per channel into 6Ω / 162W per channel into 4Ω
  • Headphone Output: No Load 11.5V / 300Ω - 8.1V / 54Ω - 3.6V / 32Ω - 2.4V / Source Impedance - 109Ω

Distortion THD+Noise (at 1dB below clip into 8Ω measurement bandwidth 22Hz to 22kH

  • Direct Input (Power Amplifier): Typically 0.005% at 1kHz
  • Line Inputs Typically: 0.007% at 1kHz
  • Preamplifier Output Typically: 0.004% at 1kHz

Frequency Response Bandwidth (at 80W into 8Ω)

  • Direct Input: 12Hz (0.5dB) to 95kHz (-3dB)
  • Line Inputs: 10Hz (-1dB) to 85kHz (-3dB)
  • Phono Input: 15Hz (-3dB) to 85kHz (-3dB)
  • RIAA Accuracy: Better than ±0.5dB 100Hz to 20kHz

Sensitivity Input Sensitivity (for 105W into 8Ω)

  • Line Inputs 2-5 and Record: 196mV load 10k
  • Phono: 2mV load 47k in parallel with 220pF
  • Direct Input: 760mV load 50k
  • Power Amplifier Gain: 31.6dB

Output Sensitivity (at rated inputs)

  • Record Output: 196mV
  • Pre-amplifier output: 760mV

Digital Inputs

  • Input D1: S/PDIF Isolated 0.5V 75Ω Co-axial
  • Input D2: S/PDIF Optical Toslink
  • Supported Sampling Rates: 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192kHz
  • Supported Bit Depths: 16 to 24 bit
  • THD+Noise (DAC Output from Tape Out): Typically 0.004% at 1kHz

Dimension & Weight

  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 432 x 82 x 340mm (17 x 3.25 x 13.4in)
  • Net Weight: 12.5kg (27.5lbs)
  • Packed Weight: 14kg (30.9lbs)

Power

  • Power Supply: AC supply 230V / 220V / 115V / 100V nominal ±10%
  • Power Consumption: 375W at 1dB below clip into 8Ω
  • Fuse Ratings:  T8 AL 250V - 230V 50Hz / 220V 60Hz / T4 AL 250V - 115V 60Hz / 100V 50/60Hz
  • Remote Batteries: AAA (1.5V) x 2

Note: Continued high level use into loads of 6Ω or less may cause the case to exceed 40°C above ambient temperature and activate the thermal shut down.

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