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Rega DAC DACs

5/5 (3 Reviews) MSRP : $800.00


Product Description

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.


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Deetothevee a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: January 20, 2013

Bottom Line:   
I love this dac. Very smooth highs and separation is great. Just the right blend of detail. It has that special quality to pull you in. Very analogue sounding. Great value. I'd have to spend at least double to get better results.

Only thing would be nice is a remote. O and why does our components have to have little lights! That's a statement to all companies.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2010



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by DONUTFORME a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: April 18, 2011

Bottom Line:   
I HAVE ALWAYS ENJOYED REGA CD PLAYERS, HAVING OWNER THE JUPITER AND THE SATURN. THIS DAC, RIGHT OUT OF THE BOX IS SUPERIOR TO THE SATURN. GIVEN TIME TO BREAK IN IT EXCEEDS ANYTHING THAT I AM WILLING TO PURCHASE. MY BUDGET FOR A DAC WAS UP TO $2K. I AM BREAKING IT IN ON A HIGHEND UNIVERSAL PLAYER. MY GOAL IS TO GET TO A SERVER BASED SYSTEM AND THIS DAC WILL BE THE CENTER PIECE OF THAT SYSTEM. AT A RETAIL OF $995 IT OUTPERFORMED MANY DACS THAT I TRIED THAT WERE MUCH MORE COSTLY. IT WAS TO MY EARS DEAD EVEN WITH THE NAIM DAC. IT IS WELL BUILT AND EASY TO PLACE IN MY SETUP. I HAVE NOT AUDITIONED THE FILTER SYSTEM. STICKING WITH THE MANUAL SUGGESTED SETTING OF #1. WORKS FOR ME. IF YOU ARE ABLE TO FIND A REGA DEALER IN YOUR AREA, YOU SHOULD GIVE IT AN AUDITION. I AM FORTUNATE TO HAVE SUCH A DEALER IN THE AREA. AT THIS PRICE YOU WILL BE PLEASED AT HOW SMART YOU ARE.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2010



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Edshifi a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 10, 2011

Bottom Line:   
This is one great sounding DAC! Reasonably priced considering its performance. It has 192khz input ability and some of the smoothest and highest resolution sound that I have heard. I get great bass response and can listen all day without fatigue. It's a very nicely built unit too with some well thought out features. The digital filters really allow it to be tuned precisely to your system and the sources.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2010




Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

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Cheap DAC accepting DTS/AC-3 input working well???

I moved an older LCD TV (LG Model [FONT=Arial]DU-37LZ30) to my main audio setup. The TV has only SPDIF Toslink in DTS format without option for PCM. It generates only white noise on the SMSL SD-1955 DAC. What is a good DAC that takes DTS/AC-3 signal? Cheap = $100 or less. Good = SD1955 level of per ... Read More »

Cheap DAC accepting DTS/AC-3 input working well???

I moved an older LCD TV (LG Model [B][FONT=Arial]DU-37LZ30[/FONT][/B]) to my main audio setup, which has no option to output PCM digital. The only audio output is DTS SPDIF Toslink. It generates only white noise on my SMSL SD-1955. :( What is a good DAC that takes DTS/AC-3 signal? :confused5: CHEAP ... Read More »

DAC Shoot Out

Over the weekend we gathered some DAC's for my friend to listen to, potentially to purchase. He has a CJ preamp, PV14ls2 into a Levinson 400 series power amp driving an older set of Paradigm Studio 100's. There was an Audio Note 1.1x, Onkyo Reference, Cambridge Audio 851 & the Marantz NA11s3. The ... Read More »

looking for help with DAC/AMP for B&W 683's

Hi all, first post here... Just came across your site recently after purchasing a pair of 2013 B&W 683's (series 1 I believe they're now called) and looking to upgrade the rest of my system. I'm currently using a 10 yr old Sony AV receiver with 100w/ch (no optical input), fed from the analog ou ... Read More »

Vintage Theta DAC find

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