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After many years not mucking around with various bits and bobs and relying on Bakesoff's for that "alternative" HiFi fix I've finally got a new bit of kit to play with, courtesy of a generous friend. So what is this bit of new kit you ask, well its....

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Though I'm very happy with my CD player and CD players in general I've wanted a DAC for gaming on my PC and maybe the odd film and TV show rather than rely on the onboard sound of my PC though I'd like to test against a good PC sound card I cannot do this at the moment. Also I could wack it into the front room as well, when I get a modern Telly that is. Also I do have some curiosity about the possibilities of streaming and its costs compared to using a CD player. I've heard quite a few streaming systems over the past few years but never been convinced of their superiority over a stand alone CD player.

The DAC is connected through its Optical-S/Pdif connection at standard redbook CD 16bit/44.1khz. I'm playing a small assortment of Wav, Flac and lossy files at the moment so I'll get back to you with what a I think, soon.

 

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You won't be disappointed Dean.I borrowed one in the summer,and was very impressed.Just shows you don't need to spend a fortune to get great sound.

 

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It's... a picture of a black box with red lights. What is it?

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Oh after zooming in it looks like a dac made by rega..

 

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I finally decided to open this thread, prepared to read yak about some Naim. :yeah: But it's about Rega's DAC. :shock:

Good choice, Dean. :^ This DAC has the enduring ability to enthrall and satisfy. Enjoy!

SS

 

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Very underrated DAC over SPDIF. I prefer my Rega to the Young I had previously. Less resolving perhaps, but more rounded and musical.

 

whizzkid

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I finally decided to open this thread, prepared to read yak about some Naim. :yeah: But it's about Rega's DAC. :shock: Good choice, Dean. :^ This DAC has the enduring ability to enthrall and satisfy. Enjoy!

SS
Hey! I'm not that predictable, well until I upgrade the rest of my system. :D

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It's... a picture of a black box with red lights. What is it?- - - Updated - - -

Oh after zooming in it looks like a dac made by rega..
You viewing this on a phone Mike? as the picture is massive with a big red REGA logo on it. A trip to specsavers is in order?

 

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Hey! I'm not that predictable, well until I upgrade the rest of my system. :D
:p

Well if you're headed into your woolly neon-badge dealer's sometime soon, please come back here with a scouting report for the new NAIT XS-2. Its on my wishlist.

Ta muchly! :)

SS

 

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Is the DAC the same as in the Apollo-R, my Evo has gone tits up, although replacement this side of Christmas is not part of the masterplan.

Cheers BB

 

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As long as it doesn't share any components at all with their god awful CD players it might be good.

 

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Is the DAC the same as in the Apollo-R, my Evo has gone tits up, although replacement this side of Christmas is not part of the masterplan.Cheers BB
Possibly not. iirc the Tone site reviewed the Apollo-R and later connected it to the DAC for comparison. It concluded that the DAC gave the better sound.

cheerSS

 

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Is the DAC the same as in the Apollo-R, my Evo has gone tits up, although replacement this side of Christmas is not part of the masterplan.Cheers BB
Possibly not. iirc the Tone site reviewed the Apollo-R and later connected it to the DAC for comparison. It concluded that the DAC gave the better sound.cheerSS
From Rega's site its states that the DAC's are in a similar configuration to the Isis CD player. Its uses a pair of Wolson WM8742 DAC's where the Apollo-R only uses one.

 

whizzkid

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A second DAC has hit chez Whizzkid..

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whizzkid

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I agree, its half the size and weight as well.

 

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Oooh, the irDAC. :love: I'm thinking of having one too.

Please update us on how its sound compares with the Rega DAC. :)

SS

 

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