Does anybody own both the Rega Apollo R CD player and the matching Rega DAC?
How do you have them setup on your rack?
Wondering if its ok to place the player on top of the DAC.
I used to have both, just have the DAC now, I really would never put the CDP on top of the DAC, side by side is the way.
BTW Do you find the addition of the DAC to the Apollo R has improved things?
Icon Audio ST40 III / KT88, Rega Apollo R, DAC, RS3
Rega RP6, Nagaoka MP-200, White Belt, Michell Tecnoweight, Rega Fono MM
Rega Quattro, Couple 1 & 2
Just picked up the Rega DAC and all I can say is what an improvement (and the Apollo R is no slouch) but more musical, better bass extension and that 'grittiness' that sometimes characterised the Apollo is gone. Wonderful!
Also Rega have stopped using the cloverleaf iec mains socket and the price has increased to £548.
Just wondering how long I should leave it switched on for before its 'run in' properly and whether to perhaps leave it switched on permanently as another owner I know advised.
Probably does not use much power so may as well leave switched on.
I think they weren't design to be on top of each other, but side by side...
They got rid of the cloverleaf — I wonder if they changed anything else.
I was wondering if its possible to open it up and change the connector on the back — it is only screwed on. (I am fairly confident with my electronics)
Rega RP6 w/ Dynavector 10X5 & Gus's Subplatter & ME Technoweight & ME VTA adjuster | Rega DAC | Rega Brio-R | B&W 601 S3 | Rega Ear Mk2 | Grado SR60
Chord CrimsonPlus | Audioquest FLX/SLiP 14/4
Arcam rPAC | AKG K550
Nothing on Rega website, however I know some were being sold quite cheap, would be interesting to know. Still think the original sounds pretty good for the money!
how ya getting on with the 10x5? I loved it through the Brio R, different proposition with the Elicit R though, prefer the warmer Nagaoka!
For my tastes the Rega dac just didn't totally satisfy, although it was used in conjunction with my old Arcam CDP (as transport). In some areas it was fine (Mrs. P loved the extra warmth), but to my ears it was slightly unbalanced when cranked up, and lacked the last drop of attack.
By contrast, the Naim CD5i-2 had everything the Rega dac couldn't give me: Impressive attack, nice warmth or thickness to the presentation, good detail and overall more musical.
Amp: Leema Pulse; Source: Naim CD5i-2, Denon 260MKII, Pro-ject XP I; Speakers: PMC TB2i
Formerly known as plastic penguin
lol, that was the problem - Arcam transport lol, no seriously I really have little interest in cdps, dacs etc etc i only ever listen to digital if I really have to! Maybe it was the synergy PP
lol, Maybe it was the synergy PP
Probably more down to my room dimensions. This is something I've been fighting for years, hence I've been trying to reconfigure the hi-fi.
Still wonder what the Sumiko Blue Point would have been like after the guy in the shop said that the 10x5 was a little less lively!
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