Developed by Rega's engineers the new Ear benefits from a completely new surface mount PCB layout based on the hugely successful Brio-R amplifier. Exceptional performance is guaranteed with the convenience of independent mute, volume control and multiple connectivity options to integrate perfectly into any users system.
Power supplies & Noise Reduction
The Ear pushes the Brio-R power amplifier circuit concept to a new level with the use of a low noise fully regulated supply. Noise has also been kept to a minimum by the use of an external mains transformer. The Ear exceeds the voltage requirements of IEC 268-15. This along with low output impedance makes it suitable for studio use as well as a hi-fi headphoneamplifier. The Ear operates in Class A at normal listening levels.
High Quality Components
The Ear utilises the highest quality components and our engineers experience to achieve the best sonic performance. Utilising the design ideals of the ‘cascaded emitter follower output stage’ with a pair of complementary Darlington output transistors, along with Polyester film and Nichicon FG capacitors in critical positions ensures it is our most advanced performing headphone amplifier to date.
Housed in a compact custom case the Ear is designed to match the current range of Rega electronics with a matching high gloss front facia.
The new Ear Headphone Amplifier benefits from an all new extruded aluminium case and new styling giving it more of a family feel to match its illustrious big brothers.
The Ear simply connects to the tape output of an amplifier via phono leads, the headphones are plugged into the front panel and there is a link socket incase you need your tape output sockets for other use
Headphone lovers rejoice! The Rega EAR Headphone Amp has been redesigned from the ground up for better performance, noise reduction, and a matching aesthetic to the new Apollo-R, Brio-R, and DAC.
Maximum output level:
25W load 775mW
32W load 685mW
50W load 530mW
100W load 320mW
600W load 60mW
Open circuit voltage: 6V
Input impedance: 20KW
Frequency response: 12Hz to 37KHz
THD: typically 0.003>#/p###
Signal to noise ratio referenced to max output level: -100dB (22Hz – 22KHz)
Maximum Power requirements: 24VAC at 225mA (685mW 32W)
Dimensions: Width 7" x Depth 6.1" x Height 1.75"