Rega Research DAC-R D/A processor Associated Equipment

Sidebar 2: Associated Equipment

Digital Sources: Apple MacBook Pro computer (2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD) running OS 10.10.3, Audirvana Plus, iTunes 11.1.5, Sonic Studios Amarra 2.5, Songbird 1.9.3, XLD; Western Digital 2TB NAS device; Oppo BDP-103 universal BD player; Meridian Digital Media System (Control 15, QNAP TS-669 Pro NAS); Apple iPad Air, iPod Touch 1G, iPhone 6.
Digital Processors: Benchmark DAC1 USB & DAC2 HGC, AudioQuest DragonFly USB DAC, Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS.
Preamplifier: Marantz AV7005 in Pure Direct Mode.
Power Amplifier: Classé CAM 350 monoblocks (2).
Loudspeakers: Main system: MartinLogan Prodigy & BalancedForce 212 subwoofers (2). Desktop & recording monitoring system: Emotiva 5, Velodyne Servo-F Series subwoofer.
Cables: AudioQuest Victoria (DragonFly). Line: various Kimber Kable, XLO HT Pro. USB: AudioQuest Diamond, Cardas Clear. S/PDIF: AudioQuest HD6 Carbon (studio to main listening room), Cardas Neutral Reference, XLO. Speaker: Kimber Kable BiFocal XL. AC: manufacturers' own.
Accessories: Dedicated 40A line (amplifiers), dedicated 15A lines (digital & analog components).—Jon Iverson

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

doak's picture

I expect that not all agree, though for me: DAC - DSD = DOA.

Venere 2's picture

If it is so important for you have a DAC that can play all of the 20 albums available on DSD, then knock yourself out.

And a lot of the so called DSD albums are just converted to DSD from PCM. DSD will join SACD in the trash bin of failed audio media.

doak's picture

The nearly 300 DSD albums on my drive(s) are hard evidence that your "facts" are incorrect, and IMO your conjecture is in the same category.

Venere 2's picture

300 albums, wow! I buy that many albums in a single year. I've probably misplaced or lost double that number of CDs without noticing. Still a very small number of titles on DSD. 20 or 300, 1000, still insignificant.

As for the rest of my post, do some research.

doak's picture

I've over 500 DSD albums and the collection continues to grow.
Why? Because there's great and great sounding music available in this format and there's more being added daily. Why be artificially limited?

Not to worry. I have done my homework.

Venere 2's picture

So between 1:46 and 3:28PM you bought 200 more DSD albums?! Or as you say, you miscounted...

I believe in your ability to miscount. I believe even more in my ability to count properly. Have fun with your DSD. I am glad you're happy with the format. I am happy without.

daviddever23box's picture

Hey guys - make sure you correct that old SoundOrg address:
159 Leslie St, Dallas, TX 75207
(972) 234-0182

Jon Iverson's picture