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Hi All, Wanted to share an experience I recently went through with my Rega Elicit-R integrated amp. Official site: http://www.rega.co.uk/elicit-r.html I've had my Elict-R for a couple of years, purchased brand new locally, and always really really enjoy the amp. Sounds fantastic, and great synergy with my other Rega gear. I previously had the Elex-R, and the Brio-R. I find that the Elicit was a satisfying upgrade, well worth moving up from the other models. My listening habits are usually having a good sit down listen for an hour or two on a Friday night or weekend (with a drink or two), usually spinning my favourite records (using an external MC phono). Will also sometimes come home of a weeknight and power-up and have a listen to digital sources at low/moderate volumes while I cook and do the daily evening routine. Anyways, I recently splurged and purchased a new/different integrated amp. After enjoying the new purchase for a little while, decided I no longer needed the ol' Elicit-R So I put the Elicit-R up for sale here on Stereonet classifieds. It was soon sold here on Stereonet to a fellow locally in Brisbane QLD. Very soon after sale, the buyer complained to me that the amp was apparently switching itself off after a couple hours of listening. I had experienced something like this myself in the past. Sometimes the Elicit would switch itself into 'protection' mode when it would get too hot. Yet this happened only very rarely to me, only on a couple of occasions, on very hot days and extended listening at high volumes. I'm not sure why this issue wasn't more apparent to me? Maybe due to my usual listening habits, of only listening/using in short bursts? The buyer mentioned that he usually runs his hifi for extended periods (5hrs+). He was running some very neat floorstanding KEFs (possibly 4ohms). I did some searching online, and found some similar reports/issues (only with the Elicit-R, not Elex-R, or Brio), all the reported issues of overheating/switching into protection mode were fixed by simply returning the Elicit-R to Rega for warranty repair. Anyways, so I quickly refunded the buyer and collected the amp and sent it off for warranty repair (Rega has 3yr warranty in Australia). A couple of weeks later I have it back, and have run it for some long extended listening over the weekend just gone (was over 30' all weekend here in QLD too) and is now running without interruption. Although the top left of the case still does get very warm, it doesn't get hot enough to switch into protection mode. The warranty repair report notes: " Dismantled & adjusted bias both channels. Reassembled & tested. " I don't have much understanding of amp Bias adjustment, yet assume it was up too high/hot from initial build? Thankfully the protection circuit is there and no damage done. FYI: The Elex and Brio have no protection circuit/mode. I know the Rega Elicit-Rs aren't very common here in Australia, yet wanted share, and hear if anyone else has had the same or similar issues with their Elicit-R Also, my Elicit-R will likely be available for sale again soon
Item: Rega Elcit-R Integrated stereo amplifier Location: Brisbane QLD Price: $old Item Condition: Used / Great Reason for selling: Trying something different Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal (+3%), Bank Transfer Extra Info: Most thought the day would never come, yet here I am, selling my beloved Rega Elicit-R. I had the Brio, then the Elex-R, then finally, The Elicit-R. Most know I'm a 'Rega Guy' and this is the core of everything in my system, so this is risky move for me, yet I think the time is right. 1 owner (me), purchased from Living Sound & Vision in Fortitude Valley in Dec 2016 Tech Specs: 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: W 432mm x D 325mm x H 82mm Weight - 13kg Comes with the fancy Rega remote and the standard kettle cord and original packaging I'll give preference to local buyer/pick-up, but but could post at buyers cost (it's heavier than it looks!) As per official Rega website: http://www.rega.co.uk/elicit-r.html What Hi-Fi glowing review: https://www.whathifi.com/rega/elicit-r/review Pictures: