Rega Saturn-R CD Player

CD/CD-R/CD-RW player

Digital-to-analogue converter

Remote control

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Not content with just being a run-of-the-mill CD player, the Rega Saturn R also doubles up as a digital-to-analogue converter.

Rega Saturn R - Front panel

Rega Saturn R : Inputs

In fact, the Rega Saturn R CD player boasts several digital inputs: 2 S/PDIF coaxial inputs, 2 Toslink optical inputs and 1 asynchronous USB (type B) input (24 bits/192 KHz).

The USB input is powered by the computer it is connected to.

There are 3 LED lights next to the USB input. The first (Power) indicates when the computer is powering the USB input, the second (Comm) indicates when the USB port is active and in communication with the computer, and the third (Dta) indicates when data is being transferred to the USB, e.g. when a track is playing through a media player or internet radio station.

Rega Saturn R : Outputs

The Toslink optical digital DAC output and coaxial S/PDIF digital DAC output, which are for the DAC, serve several functions, such as connecting the CD player to a digital recording device.

It also has a Toslink optical digital output and coaxial S/PDIF digital output for the CD player functions. 

Rega Saturn R : Functionalities

All of the Rega Saturn R CD player's basic functions can be controlled via the buttons on the front panel.

Its other functions, such as the DAC mode, require the Solaris remote control to be used.

Rega Saturn R - Remote control

This CD player has 5 filters that can be adjusted to suit your tastes. 

Rega Saturn R : Front panel

On the front panel you'll find the on/off switch, display and four control buttons (Play/Pause, Skip Forward, Skip Backwards, and Stop).

The front panel of the Rega Saturn R CD player is made of two striking solid aluminium pieces.

The Rega Saturn R is a top-loading CD player, with a sensor that detects when the mechanism is open and stops it from functioning when the cover is not closed.

Rega Saturn R - Top-loading CD player

Rega Saturn R : Listening and test review

This CD player reproduces your favourite music with delicacy and subtlety.

In fact, it has a similar timbre quality to a good vinyl turntable. Each instrument is perfectly distinct, giving your music a real sense of spaciousness. Its impressive articulation and nuance often result in intense moments of authenticity and musicality.

The Rega Saturn R CD player has been roundly lauded in the industry press and has received several prizes for being the best CD player/DAC in its category. A must-have!



Diapason d'Or - 2016

Qobuzissime - 2014 - Best Buy - 2014

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D/A converter: Wolfson WM8742 DAC

Frequency response: 17 Hz – 20.50 KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD):  0.005%

Signal-to-noise ratio: -109 dB

Frequency response: 17 Hz – 20.5 KHz

Digital inputs: 2 x Toslink optical, 2 x S/PDIF coaxial, 1 x USB

USB (type B): 24 bits/44.1 ; 48 ; 88.2 ; 96 ; 176.4 ; 192 KHz

Optical and coaxial: 24/ 32 ; 44.1 ; 48 ; 88.2 ; 96 ; 176.4 ; 192 KHz

Digital outputs: 1 x Toslink optical, 1 x S/PDIF coaxial

Stereo analogue output: 1 x (RCA)

Multi-function remote control

Dimensions: 220 x 350 x 180 mm

Weight: 9.7 kg 

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Rega Saturn-R CD Player

Rega Saturn-R CD Player

CD/CD-R/CD-RW player

Digital-to-analogue converter

Remote control

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