Rega DAC-R Asynchronous 24bit-192kHz USB DAC
"WHEN IT COMES TO THE BUSINESS OF SOUND QUALITY, IT IS VERY WELL EQUIPPED."
HI-FI CHOICE 2015 GROUPTEST WINNER
A perfect mix of performance and cost, the Rega DAC-R takes elements from the DAC in the Saturn-R CD Player and the top of the range Isis CD Player, to give you a great solution for maximising your digital musical enjoyment. Separate power supply feeds for various stages in the DAC ensure minimal noise is introduced into the music passing through.
The RB808 tonearm is packed with new features pushing the boundaries of tonearm design. As with all Rega tonearms each one is meticulously hand built by a team of highly skilled technicians. The RB808 has improved bearings and a tightened spindle fit tolerance over previous models (each bearing is individually selected to find the perfect match for the chosen spindle). This is a proven method of increasing the amount of detail retrieved from the record surface.
A brand new low mass precision engineered vertical bearing assembly has been manufactured to further complement the inherent design philosophy of the RP8 turntable. The RB808 uses the latest Rega arm tube. Completely redesigned to redistribute mass, further reduce stresses and resonances. This advanced design tube increases the stiffness and rigidity of the overall assembly using CAD design to blend the multiple varying tapers.
Externally, Rega have fitted a bespoke Rega designed low capacitance phono cable. Which uses an advanced phono plug assembly. This has only two parts to minimise joints and incorporates a twist and clamp design locking the plug to the terminal. The design increases connectivity and ensures the signal path is kept as clean as possible.
Remote control input selection (handset included)
Fully asynchronous 24bit-192kHz USB. (Driver install required – download here soon)
Re-designed front facia offering clearer indication of the incoming frequency
Improved optical sockets access to allow use of large diameter high end optical leads
Streamlined filter functionality for high resolution files.