I molested and heard it in action while I was in Dallas at Sound Organisation. Yes, it’s “all that”! The best under $1K DAC I’ve ever heard! Already own an Apollo or Planet CD player? Want it to trounce a Saturn? It will. Take advantage of the “cash for clunkers” program (Apollo $150 off / Saturn $600 off with trade in) and get both a Apollo and DAC for $1840. It will improve nearly any digital device in that smooth analog-esque Rega way. When? “Two Weeks mate”. Seriously.
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.