Rega DAC Silver Satin

Rega DAC Silver Satin

SKU: REGDACSIL

  • $995.00

REGA DAC SILVER SATIN

The Rega DAC maxes the music within your digital audio. Rega is world-known for making some of the most musical audio gear available - be it analog or digital. As usual, Rega took their sweet time to develop a DAC (digital to analog converter) that maximizes the sound quality potential of digital audio. Coax, Digital and USB inputs are provided.

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 optimize 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 aluminum 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.

Features

- Rega enhanced 16-20-24-bit at 32kHz to 192kHz digital to analogue conversion circuit
- Five user selectable digital filters: linear phase, half band, soft knee and min/max anodizing filters to enable the best listening experience.
- 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 minimized 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 & aluminum case.

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 reference 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 minimized 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 micro-controller, 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.

Reviews

The Rega DAC - Positive Feedback Issue 53

A New $1,000 Benchmark - Tone Audio Review No.34


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So far so good

This Shure cartridge has a nice sound to it that isn't muffled like the m97xe. It's more animated and open. The bass is clearer. It seems like the older Shure models such as the m93.. So far there is a very slight sibilance that occurs, but I only have gone through a few records so far using a linear tracking Technics set at 1.265. I think this should change after a reasonable amount of time for break-in. I do like this cartridge and I am glad I purchased it.. Bought it with JIco replacement but have not tried it yet. I would purchase from LP Tunes when something else is needed.

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Shipped fast and shipped secure.

Sounds Great, not an exact fit

I purchased this this stylus to replace the one I had on a Shure M81MC Cartridge on a Sony turntable. It does not fit as tightly as the original but it sounds good the I play the albums. I am so grateful I can finally get a new stylus for my 40 year old turntable as there was a long period no now made them. LP Vinyl is back! Now I can hear beautiful music on all my old LPs that I never wanted to get rid of.

outstanding service, stylus was a little expensive.

Everything I expected

Stylus performed as well as the original and was a direct fit. There was a snafu with my billing address so it was not shipped. When I pointed out that my account was charged, the stylus was shipped, but days late. I still do not know why, because it was my correct billing address. It was a minor problem, so I dinged 1 star for a rating of four