Rega Apollo R MkIII CD Player
Rega Apollo CD Player
The hugely successful Award winning Apollo-R CD player will add a new dimension to your CD listening. Re-housed in Rega's latest custom aluminium case to match the new styling of the Brio amplifier, the Apollo utilises Rega's own custom chipset and software offering a truly unique level of performance.
Analogue & digital outputs
Development of the analogue, digital and control domains ensured direct improvements of both analogue and digital outputs making the Apollo a perfect partner for the Rega Brio amplifier and an ideal ‘CD format’ front-end for the Rega DAC.
Compact case design
The Apollo is housed in our latest custom half-width case to match the Brio amplifier.
The top loading mechanism offers ease of use and unrivaled reliability.
Digital to analogue conversion
The output amplifier of the Apollo uses the high specification Wolfson WM8742 digital to analogue converter, the same integrated circuit found in the multi-award winning Rega DAC's.
The Apollo uses ‘digital’ power supplies feeding the CD processor, optical block and laser diode amplifier.
This is achieved by using the same high performance, low noise power supplies found in the same location within the Rega reference CD player. This vastly improves the playability, error correction and the ‘inner core’ processing of the digital CD ‘spinner’ part of the Apollo.
The discrete output amplifier has a THD of 0.0025%, whilst at the same time improving the overall sound quality of the output amplifier.
The user interface is controlled by using a dedicated display micro-processor, which eases the workload on the main control processors giving an improvement in the control code stability, usability and improved speed of initialisation of the disc being played.
Dedicated CD mini system remote control
A new dedicated CD remote handset is supplied as standard which also has the advantage of Rega amplifier functionality.
Drop a disc in the Rega Apollo CD player and pleasingly, it'll be read quickly, and with an absence of noise. Every product is still handmade by skilled technicians, many of which have labored at Rega for decades.Highly non-digital-sounding, the Apollo-R excels in peeling back the layers of complex, compressed recordings without instilling harshness.The Apollo-R proves sublime in its natural tonality. Percussion is precise without being sharp; guitar licks and synth stabs are added deftly, while vocals sound appropriately emotive. Timing is impeccable, with notes starting and stopping on a sixpence, while the midrange has room to let the myriad electronic layers find their own space in the mix.
Overall, we're talking about a formidable product here. Fast and substantial when it needs to be, but deft and harmonious at the correct time, too. The Apollo does a fantastic job with the fundamentals. Pace, timing, and tonality—they are all here in great quantity for the price.The Apollo-R’s greatest forte is the nimble way it navigates tough musical passages without losing its way. The Apollo-R has a sonic brilliance—a clarity of detail and of musical line, allied with a spatially up-front presentation—that enhances musical engagement.
- High Specification Wolfson WM8742 DAC
- Advanced Output amplifier circuit
- Advanced Digital power supplies
- Intelligent user interface
- Advanced Analogue & Digital outputs
- CD remote with amplifier functionality
- Dimensions W 220mm x D 342mm x H 90mm
- Shelf height required to operate CD lid fully extended is 170mm
- NB. Lid will operate comfortably within a shelf height of 150mm without fully extending.