Rega Research Apollo CD player Associated Equipment

Sidebar 2: Associated Equipment

Analog Sources: Garrard 301, Thorens TD 124 turntables; Audio-Creative GrooveMaster II, EMT 997 tonearms; EMT TSD 15, Shindo Laboratory SPU pickup heads; Miyajima Laboratory Saboten L, MusiKraft/Denon DL-103 cartridges.
Digital Source: Sony SCD-777 SACD/CD player.
Preamplification: Auditorium 23 Hommage T1 & T2 step-up transformers; Shindo Laboratory Monbrison (2017) preamplifier.
Power Amplifier: Shindo Laboratory Haut-Brion.
Loudspeakers: DeVore Fidelity Orangutan O/93.
Cables: Interconnects: Audio Note AN-Vx, Luna Red, Shindo Laboratory. Speaker: Auditorium 23, Luna Red. AC: manufacturers' stock cords.
Accessories: Box Furniture Company D3S rack (source & amplification components), Audiodesksysteme Gläss Vinyl Cleaner Pro.—Art Dudley

Rega Research Limited
US distributor: The Sound Organisation
1009 Oakmead Dr.
Arlington, TX 76011
(972) 234-0182

fetuso's picture

Nice review. I'm in my first month of ownership of a Marantz SA8005 and I love it. I sincerely hope that the forecasted death of the CD does not come to pass.

Ortofan's picture

... "three tiny, spring-loaded metal balls" appears identical to the sort of mechanism found in a $20 portable CD player.

If you like the performance of the Wolfson WM8742 DAC, then you ought to try the Onkyo C-7070 CD player, which uses a pair of them - and costs only $800:

michelesurdi's picture

it depends.ten years ago i bought the third nagra cdc ever made,actual list €16500.lately i began to suspect that the cdpro drive stuttered on some cdrs.i sent it back to nagra where,after three weeks it came back with a brand new drive,a software upgrade and the old drive which had proved blameless on examination.price including shipping was well less than a tenth of list.draw your conclusions
michele,from rome