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Rega Ios Phon Stage - First Impressions

For those who are curious, here are my first impressions of the Rega Ios Phono Stage.

This unit is a Solid State, MC-only Phono Stage with adjustable gain and loading.
Loading options are 50, 100, 150, 300, & 400 Ohms.
Gain options are 64 dB or 70 dB.
DC Ohms resistance options are 6.25, 8.75, 11.25, 13.5, & 15 Ohms.

There is also a notch filter at 8.5Khz. This is variable from 0dB to -6.5dB. This is said to help

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Re: Rega Ios Phon Stage - First Impressions

thanks for that detailed post. i have been running my turntable through the phono input of my arcam integrated. i am using a good benz 2.5mv cartridge and things sound good, but i keep thinking that there is more available. for one thing, it really seems like it needs more gain as i have to play an LP about 10 volume clicks higher to get a comparable volume to a cd. also, the bass does not seem as impactful as i think it should be.
is the rega unit tube or solid state, i wasn't clear from your post? and the cost?

thanks.

tom

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Re: Rega Ios Phon Stage - First Impressions

Nice review.

I'm surprised that the Music Fidelity didn't do better in comparison. I'm not familiar with either unit, so what's the price differential?

Dave

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Re: Rega Ios Phon Stage - First Impressions

The Ios is a solid state unit. The Price is about $3100 USD.

The Musical Fidelity X-LP2 was $800 USD when it was available new. I bought mine used in 2000 for about half that.

Thom T.

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