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The Saturn R is essentially a combination of two products. Firstly you have a superb CD player with a Rega developed high quality transport and secondly a sublime Digital to Analogue converter that will decode up to 24bit/192khz resolution audio via all inputs including USB. Both halves are fully controllable using the supplied Solaris remote control.
Connectivity is taken care of with two coaxial and two optical inputs along with a fully asynchronous USB input which has galvanic isolation to remove potential noise from the attached computer being transferred to the DAC. A digital output is available from both the CD transport and the DAC sections to maximise the integration possibilities with existing equipment.
To maximise the performance of the USB input with a Windows based PC/Laptop it is recommended to download the USB Driver software from Rega Here as this will ensure full ASIO operation. This reduces the possibility of "interference" from Windows drivers - For a complete explanation check out Wikipedia Here.
The player has power supply improvements applied that are as a direct result of developing the Isis Reference Cd player and the DAC section uses a pair of Wolfsen Dac's tied to the extremely well proven Rega audio stages.
The Saturn R is a substantial improvement over the Apollo R, styled to match the Elicit R amplifier and can lend its' considerable talents to all of your current equipment fitted with a "Digital Output". This means existing DVD players, TV set top boxes, DAB radios and even games consoles will benefit from its ability to resolve greater detail whilst maintaining a smooth even handed and musical presentation giving your entire system a new lease of life.
Laser Semiconductor laser / Wavelength 790nm
Digital Sampling Frequency 44.1kHz
Frequency Response (100KΩ load) = 17Hz -0.02dB to 20.5KHz -0.02dB
Total Harmonic Distortion = 0.005% @ 1KHz (CDA), 0.012% (MP3 320kb/s)
Signal To Noise Ratio -109dB (A Weighted Relative to the maximum output level)
Digital outputs SPDIF Optical Toslink & SPDIF Isolated 0.5V 75Ω Co-axial
Frequency Response (100KΩ load)
Low data rate 44.1/48KHz Filter 2 = 10Hz -0.05dB to 20KHz -0.1dB
Medium data rate 88.2/96KHz Filter 2 = 10Hz -0.05dB to 30KHz -1dB
High data rate 176.4/192KHz Filter 2 = 10Hz -0.05dB to 41KHz -1dB
Total Harmonic Distortion = 0.006% @ 1KHz (USB input @ 24bit 88.2KHz using ASIO driver)
Note to achieve best THD levels use ASIO drivers.
Signal To Noise Ratio -109dB (24bit 96KHz A Weighted Relative to the maximum output level)
Supported data rates = 32K (Optical/Toslink only), 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192KHz. Bit resolution 16 to 24bit
USB Isolated (24bit 44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192KHz)
Input 1 Optical/Toslink (24bit 32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192KHz)
Input 2 Optical /Toslink (24bit 32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192KHz)
Input 3 Isolated 75Ω Co-axial (24bit 32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192KHz)
Input 4 Isolated 75Ω Co-axial (24bit32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192KHz)
Digital outputs (via receiver & PLL) SPDIF Optical Toslink & SPDIF Isolated 0.5V 75Ω Co-axial
DAC’s parallel Wolfson WM8742
Maximum Analogue Output Level 2.18V (minimum load impedance 10kΩ)
Power Consumption: 15.5Watts at 230V (minimum 190V maximum 253V) @ 50Hz
Dimensions 430Wx95Hx325D / Required Space for operation: 435Wx180Hx400D Weight 9.7kg
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