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We have added another member of the Rega family Brio-R to our line-up of Regas consisting of the Apollo-R & DAC.


Model: Apollo-R cd player. Usual Price@ $1400.00/each. †Promo Price †@ $1260.00/each.


Model: DAC. Usual Price@ $1300.00/each. †Promo Price @ $1170.00/each.


Model: BRIO-R Integrated Amp. Usual Price@ $1300.00/each. †Promo Price @ $1100.00/each.


To sweeten our deal further, all purchasing customers will receive the following free gifts:


For purchasing the Rega Apollo-R, you will receive

1. †1.5m Oz Audio Silver/Copper Hybrid PowerCord valued@ $199.00/each X 1pc

2. †1.0m Connections UK Ultra interconnect@ $49.00/pair X 1pr


For purchasing the Rega DAC, you will receive

1. 1m AR-Acoustic Research 75ohm digital co-axial cable X 1 piece

2. †2m Audioplus XtremePro USB cable X 1 piece

3. †1.5m Audioplus Optical Cable X 1 piece


For purchasing the Rega Brio-R Integrated Amp, you will receive

1. †1m Connections UK interconnect @ $49.00/pair x 1pr

 

 


Design technology

The Apollo-R is the result of many years of innovation, advanced software development and elegant engineering solutions researched by our highly skilled team of engineers and designers. It took the completion of two of our multi award winning products, the flagship Isis CD player and the Rega DAC to pave the way for a unique product we feel encapsulates everything the new Apollo-R should be.


Design history

The original Apollo CD player launched in 2005. It was a huge success selling approaching 20,000 units worldwide. The Apollo was a unique player featuring Regaís own software and control system ensuring no other manufacturers player could sound the same. This key element is carried forward and improved into Apollo-R.


Analogue & digital outputs

Development of the analogue, digital and control domains ensured direct improvements of both analogue and digital outputs making the Apollo-R a perfect partner for the Rega Brio-R amplifier and an ideal ëCD formatí front-end for the Rega DAC. The Apollo-R internal circuitry has also been improved by tightening the PCB layout.


Compact case design

Apollo-R is a top loading design housed in a custom compact aluminium case matching the Rega DAC and Brio-R amplifier. The Apollo-R is available in both black or satin silver finish.


Dedicated CD mini system remote control

A new dedicated CD remote handset is supplied as standard which also has the advantage of Rega amplifier functionality .


Digital to analogue conversion

The DAC and the output amplifier of the Apollo-R have been enhanced using the Wolfson WM8742 digital to analogue converter, the same integrated circuit found in the Rega DAC.


Power supplies

The ëdigitalí power supplies feeding the CD processor, optical block, laser diode amplifier and slicer have been enhanced. This is achieved by using the same high performance low noise power supplies found in the same location within the Isis CD player. This vastly improves the playability, error correction and the ëinner coreí processing of the digital CD ëspinnerí part of the Apollo-R.


Output amplifier

The discrete output amplifier has been tweaked to reduce the overall THD from typically 0.005% to 0.0025%, whilst at the same time improving the overall sound quality of the output amplifier.


User interface

We have improved the user interface control by using a dedicated display microprocessor, which eases the workload on the main control processors giving an improvement in the control code stability, usability and improved speed of initialisation of the disc being played which now matches that of the Isis CD player.


Features...

New Wolfson WM8742 DAC

Enhanced Output amplifier circuit.


Enhanced Digital power supplies.


Improved User interface.


Redeveloped Analogue & Digital outputs.

CD remote with amplifier functionality.

All New Apollo-R CD remote:


Product finishes available:

Silver satin metal finish

Black satin metal finish


 

Maximise the potential of your digital audio.


The Rega DAC is a 16/20/24-bit at 32kHz to 192kHz digital to analogue converter incorporating an enhanced version of the Rega designed circuit. Developed to be simple to set up and use, the Rega DAC is designed to optimise performance from any two channel PCM digital audio source such as a CD player PC or streaming device.


With the PC/Laptop and MAC now widely accepted as creditable mediums for storing and streaming music. The use of high quality lossless files such as WAV, FLAC and ALAC offer performance through the DAC equal to and in some cases better than red book CD.


Housed in a custom aluminium and steel case and boasting a pair of Wolfson DAC IC's, 5 user selectable digital filters, two isolated Co-axial inputs, two Toslink SPDIF inputs and an isolated USB input. The Rega DAC is designed and engineered to perform way above its class.


Technology


The input stage comprises a Wolfson digital receiver with a high stability low jitter clock. The receiver and PLL have their own dedicated power supplies. The DAC stage comprises of a pair of parallel-connected Wolfson WM8742 DAC's, which are driven via a buffer stage, which ensures the integrity of the data being fed to the DAC IC's similar to the arrangement used in the Isis (Rega's refrerence CD player). Great care has been taken to remove noise generated by the PC and other input sources. During development this was identified as a major drawback with many DAC's on the market today.


The output amplifier employs a discrete differential multiple feedback filter and output amplifier, with a high cut-off frequency for use with higher sample rates. We decided not to use a sample rate converter and process the data at the incoming sample rate which keeps the signal processing to a minimum. Jitter was minimised by synchronously clocking the digital data with our receiver PLL (removing any jitter from the input signal).


All the capacitors associated with the analogue signal path are Nichicon FG bypassed with MMK polyester capacitors, and low impedance conductive polymer capacitors are used for DAC decoupling. The power supply utilizes a toroidal transformer, fast rectifier diodes and again Nichicon FG capacitors. There is a power supply for the control microcontroller, separate from the digital & analogue audio stages. Special attention being paid to the inter IC control signals ensuring the control data noise is kept to a minimum.


Features...

16-20-24-bit at 32kHz to 192kHz digital to analogue conversion.


Five user selectable digital filters.


Two isolated Co-axial inputs, two Toslink SPDIF inputs

& Isolated USB input.


Input stage comprising of a Wolfson digital receiver with

a high stability low jitter clock.


Jitter minimised by synchronously clocking the digital

data with our receiver PLL.


A pair of parallel-connected Wolfson WM8742 DAC's, which

are driven via a buffer stage, a similar configuration to that used in the Isis CD player.


Output amplifier with a discrete differential multiple feedback filter and output amplifier.


Housed in a brand new custom steel & aluminium case.


Finishes available:

Silver satin metal finish

Black satin metal finish


 

 

The BrioñR embodies all the necessary ingredients. Substantial toroidal transformer, generous power supply components, rugged output stage, the use of film capacitors in the signal path and at all critical positions within the phono amplifier.

 

New output amplifier

Developed by our engineers a newly designed output amplifier using a low source impedance emitter follower Class A driver stage. Based around a complementary pair of 150w Sanken Darlington output transistors, this combination forms a complementary emitter follower emulating Class A conditions with good thermal stability and lower standing currents in the driver stage.[/color][/size]

 

 

Reviews & Awards


http://www.tonepublications.com/spotlight/first-listen-the-rega-apollo-r

http://www.youtube.com/watch feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=ekXfbYgH0fw

http://www.whathifi.com/review/rega-dac

http://www.techradar.com/reviews/audio-visual/hi-fi-and-audio/hi-fi-accessories/rega-dac-945203/review

http://www.hifichoice.co.uk/news/article.asp?a=9903

http://www.positive-feedback.com/Issue53/rega.htm

http://canadahifi.com/index.php/rega-dac-exclusive-review

http://digitalaudioreview.net.au/index.php/audio-reviews/digital-source-reviews/item/288-rega-24/192-dac-2-x-wolfson-wm8742

http://www.audioreview.com/cat/digital-sources/dacs/rega/dac/prd_453643_2738crx.aspx

 

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