The Rega Saturn MK3 CD-Player/DAC has just been released. The British company’s latest CD player, also allows the external digital audio tech to utilize its 24bit-192kHz digital-to-analog converter.
Rega’s Saturn MK3 complements the rest of the British hi-fi brand’s range and includes an independent DAC circuit and a high specification CD transport. Both sections are fully remote controllable via the supplied Solaris remote handset.
Rega has utilized a pair of Wolfson WM8742 digital to analog converter ICs alongside its digital to analog converter and analog output amplifier technology. The manufacturer states that Rega’s CD section power supply will be incorporated from its research and development of its reference CD player along with the improved microcontroller and display drivers.
Inside, the Saturn MK3 uses a high stability master clock and high-capacity power supply in the CD circuitry. Rega also states the use of “high-performance PLL digital interface receiver, isolated digital inputs, and high-performance power supply architecture in the DAC circuitry”. The signal switching between the CD and DAC functions is performed in the digital to analog converter stage and the signal path of the CD section in CD mode is kept to a minimum.
The new Saturn CD player features an improved USB input with asynchronous operation at sample rates of 44.1 to 192 kHz with a bit rate of up to 24 bits. In addition, the USB input has the same galvanic isolation as used in the Rega DAC-R and uses devoted drivers in the computer, enabling full ASIO operation. This eliminates signal degradation caused by generic windows-based drivers.
Further connectivity options include a pair of optical inputs, two Co-Axial inputs, and an added ‘direct’ digital output from the CD playback section.
The Rega Saturn MK3 CD-DAC is available now for £2,000. (approx. $3999.00)
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