The Elicit-R has been designed and engineered to the highest standard. The Elicit-R will deliver the best possible audio performance whilst remaining simple to use and easy to setup. Our recent development work in amplifier design circuitry has allowed us to further advance the Elicit-R performance by using new and improved power amplifier circuits (based around the hugely successful Rega Brio-R amplifier).
Combined with FET discrete line level pre-amplifiers and a programmable stepped attenuator volume control, ensuring greater levels of performance and control over the delivery of power. The Elicit-R is supplied with the new Solaris system remote handset offering full control over this and all of the current ‘R’ range of electronics.
The output amplifier used in the Elicit-R was born after extensive research by our engineers to develop a low source Class A driver stage, based around a complementary pair of Darlington output transistors, forming an emulated Class A driver stage.
The Elicit-R includes a high quality, built in, moving magnet phono stage designed to maximise the potential of your vinyl system. A simple switch on the rear panel allows the same input to be switched to a secondary set at line level. This input is specially configured to offer further isolation and reduce noise. This makes it ideally suited for connection of more sensitive products such as an external MM or MC phono stage.
If your system is not vinyl based, the same socket allows this line input to be used with any line level product (such as a CD player or DAC), ensuring maximised connectivity via the back panel. These features, coupled with Polypropylene capacitors throughout the signal path, improved power supplies and increased output power to 100 watts per channel, all housed in a brand new custom designed case, combine to give the best performance Elicit to date.
Audiofilia in it's review of the Elicit-R said....."If you are in the market for a fully featured integrated amplifier,best not to overlook this remarkable gem from Rega.It's reputation and performance should be known for wider than Blighty....Very highly recommended.The Elicit-R is also the winner of the What HiFi Awards in 2014,2015, and 2016.....no mean feat.It achieved 5 out of 5 stars in their review .They said of the Elicit-R in their review ......"Circumstances may have helped this amp become our favourite at the price,but it's constant ability to impress with it's fine detail retrieval and superb detail is the reason it's been able to be able to hang on to our affection against good competition."
What immediately captures your attention is its surefooted sense of timing: the agility and control it has over its rhythms is hugely impressive. With the Elicit R, individual instruments have impeccable precision, keeping the complicated arrangement cohesive and interesting. This Rega digs up incredible detail, too. Drums hit with realistic impact and tautness and dynamics. The amp’s composure lets the loud parts sing out gloriously, while quieter moments of a song still exhibit plenty of detail. The Elicit R makes no attempt to smooth things over. It trades that warmth and smoothness for transparency. The Rega does a great job of revealing a song’s intricacies.
The Elicit Rs constant ability to impress with its fine detail retrieval and superb timing is the reason it's capable of holding on to our affections. “This is the best integrated we are capable of making” “The circuit has actually been around for a while and we’ve been refining it.” - a quote from Roy Gandy. If you aren’t familiar with Rega as a company, they do not rush to market with anything, always waiting until a product is built exactly the way they want it. At 13kg it’s rather heavy too – which helps the premium feel.
*The design of the Elicit-R benefits greatly from running warm. To ensure best performance it is recommended to allow the unit to reach optimum temperature before critical listening.
- 105 Watts per channel into 8
- 127 Watts per channel into 6
- 162 Watts per channel into 4
- Input sensitivity for 105 Watts into 8
- Line inputs (input 1 switch set to line) 1-5 and record - 196mV load 10K
- Phono (input 1 switch set to phono) - 2mV Load 47K in parallel with 220pF
- Direct input - 760mV Load 50K
- Power amplifier gain - 31.6dB
- Record output - 196mV for rated inputs
- Pre-amplifier output - 760mV for rated inputs
- Dimensions: Width 432mm x Depth 325mm x Height 82mm
- Weight - 13kg
*Reprint from Manufacturers Website.