Rega Saturn-R CD-DAC player
You will find plenty of connectivity options with the Rega Saturn-R CD-DAC player, all at the highest possible resolution up to and including 192 kHz-24 bit. The Saturn-R has two optical inputs, two Co-Axial inputs, a fully asynchronous USB and an added ‘direct’ digital output from the CD playback section. This ensures the Rega Saturn-R CD-DAC playerintegrates perfectly into any system and provides the perfect partner for the Rega Elicit-R integrated amplifier.
KEY FEATURES – Rega Saturn-R CD-DAC player
- New Wolfson WM8742 DAC
- USB 192 kHz – 24 bits asynchronous
- Enhanced output amplifier circuit
- Enhanced digital power supplies
- Improved user interface
- Redeveloped analogue & digital outputs
- Solaris system remote included
- Lifetime warranty against manufacture defects
View User Manual >>
Read the full review here : https://www.avforums.com/reviews/rega-saturn-mkiii-cd-player-review.19774/
“If the Saturn Mk3 was ‘only’ a CD player, it would still be superb. In a world of slow loading, graunchy ROM mechanisms, the top loading, fast reading, utterly silent Rega feels like a bespoke and entirely ‘Hi-Fi’ experience. Ed Selley / AV Forums.
“Something else that takes very little time to establish is that the Rega has sensational bass. The reproduction of low-end weight is something that still seems to be where premium digital products can extend an advantage over more affordable devices. The Saturn Mk3 doesn’t have more bass than rivals but it finds weight, texture and detail in low frequency information that makes for a more compelling listening experience”. Ed Selley / AV Forums
“The phrase is game changer. This is not a CD player as we know it, with the possible exception of the Rega flagship Isis CDP nothing I have heard in digital audio delivers resolution and musicality in such convincing and entertaining fashion as the Saturn-R.” – JASON KENNEDY
The Rega Saturn-R CD-DAC player uses our proven digital to analogue converter and analogue output amplifier technology coupled with a pair of Wolfson WM8742 digital to analogue converter ICs. The Saturn-R has improvements to the CD section power supply which was a result of the research & development of our reference Isis CD player along with the improved microcontroller and display drivers.
The Rega Saturn-R CD-DAC playeruses a high stability master clock and high capacity power supply in the CD circuitry, high performance PLL digital interface receiver, isolated digital inputs and high performance power supply architecture in the DAC circuitry. Signal switching between the CD and DAC functions are performed in the digital to analogue converter stage. The signal path of the CD section in CD mode is kept to a minimum.
USB 192 KHZ-24 BITS ASYNCHRONOUS
The DAC USB input has been improved with asynchronous operation at sample rates of 44.1 to 192 kHz with a bit rate of up to 24 bits. The USB input has the same galvanic isolation as used in the Rega DAC-R. The USB uses dedicated drivers in the computer, enabling full ASIO operation, thus eliminating signal degradation caused by generic windows based drivers.
SATURN-R XMOS USB DRIVER V2.15.0
Before you can use the USB function of the Rega Saturn-R CD-DAC player you must first download the Rega USB Windows driver and install it on your PC. Access via the downloads section on this web page. Follow the instruction for installation. Once installed, USB will be ready to use. This driver is not required for MAC OS. PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOUR SYSTEM IS CONFIGURED CORRECTLY TO OUTPUT HIGH RESOLUTION FILES WITHIN YOUR CHOSEN AUDIO/MEDIA PLAYBACK SOFTWARE. If your PC does not default to the connected USB audio device you must select the XMOS AUDIO DEVICE FROM THE DROP DOWN LIST.
USB – 192 kHz – 24 bits asynchronous
DAC – Wolfson WM8742 DAC
Dimensions (W × H × D) – 432 × 82 × 325 mm
Dimensions needed to operate (W × H × D) – 432 x 180 x 350 mm
For full technical specifications, download the User Manual (above)