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New Rega Purchase

Discussion in 'audio' started by Fire99, Mar 15, 2019.

  1. Fire99

    Fire99 pfm Member

    I just auditioned the Apollo from my dealer for two weeks connected to my Dac-r and both my wife and I were blown away with how good our CD’s sounded, enough so that I convinced the boss to purchase the Saturn-R. It’s going to be a great weekend!
    Definitely an improvement over the Apollo + Dac-r.
    A perfect match.
    Just a quick shout out to Paul Darwin for all his help- much appreciated from my wife and me:)




  2. Seanm

    Seanm pfm Member

    Interesting that it's such an improvement over the DAC-R. I have been tempted, just to cut down boxes. Hmmm.
  3. Fire99

    Fire99 pfm Member

    I was trying to find the old Apollo-r to match my system (a bit OCD) but couldn’t find a new one and I was so impressed with the sound that the logical step was the Saturn-R. A bit of wine with my wife and allowing her pick out all her favourite CDs for the evening convinced her.:)
    She even agreed to keep my Dac-r to use in another room instead of loosing money selling it.
    I’m very happy with this purchase- I never thought I’d be so impressed with CD’s, I would purchase a player after 15 years!
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2019
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  4. Darren

    Darren All Business

    Bless you both! great to see two people enjoying their hifi and music so much.
    Can I please ask what the box at the top of the stack is? ( where the display says 121)
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  5. booja30

    booja30 pfm Member

    It looks like a North American outlet and probably reads 121V so maybe a surge conditioner thingy?
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  6. Fire99

    Fire99 pfm Member

    It’s a Furman power conditioner- I make no claims of sonic improvement, I use for the peace of mind from any power surges, and we get a lot in my area.
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  7. Darren

    Darren All Business

    Sounds sensible to me!
  8. bhazen

    bhazen pfm Member

    Rega sources and amps are the best!!
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  9. Joe

    Joe pfm Member

    Excellent ! ... thats hi-fi sorted out then. Time I moved on to some other interest...something else to occupy those spare moments.
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  10. Olsen

    Olsen pfm Member

    They made tons of various amps - which ones do you mean or is it all of them ? Mira, Brio, Elicit Osiris Elex..you name it!!
    What is the bhazen wisdom on speakers cables and so on ?
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  11. graystoke4

    graystoke4 pfm Member

    has your wife got a sister
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  12. Fire99

    Fire99 pfm Member

    Lol, they broke the mould.
    I had to work in the morning so I went to bed early while my wife stayed up last night drinking wine and listening to Styx on CD until the wee hours of the morning!
    I think she’s enjoying the CD player:)
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  13. Tarzan

    Tarzan pfm Member

    Good show, that is what it is all about!:)
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  14. bhazen

    bhazen pfm Member

    Listening to music? :)

    I love the sense of 'musicality' (I know, boo hiss for that cliché!) I get from all their stuff. The current Brio is maybe my fave of the ones I've heard, value-for-money wise. I've not heard the more high end-y stuff (Osiris, etc.) ... but I can't afford to swim in that pool anyway. But if my current system were burgled or something, I'd replace it with Rega electronics (DAC & Brio or maybe Elex) without even bothering to audition.

    I have no wisdom on speaker cables, interconnects, etc. ... having a basic Naim setup currently, I just use the Naim DIN cables supplied and that awful stiff speaker cable. With Rega, probably Chord (?), just cos that's received wisdom. Or whatever budget stuff the dealer recommend.
  15. Romulus

    Romulus pfm Member

    I love this thread its like the old times before the dreaded words Str.....g
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