Rega Research DAC-R D/A processor Specifications

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Description: Solid-state D/A processor. Digital inputs: USB: 24-bit 44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192kHz. Optical/TosLink 1 & 2: 24-bit 32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192kHz. Coaxial 1 & 2: 24-bit 32/44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192kHz. Bit resolution (all inputs): 16 to 24-bit. Supported data rates: 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192kHz. Frequency response (100k ohms load:) Filter 1 selected. Low data rate, 10Hz–20.02kHz, –0.05dB (44.1kHz), 10Hz–21.7kHz –0.03dB (48kHz). Medium data rate: 10Hz–28.7kHz, –0.05dB (88.2kHz), 10Hz–31.2kHz, –3dB (96kHz). High data rate: 10Hz–44.1kHz, –0.05dB (176.4kHz) 10Hz–47.7kHz, –3dB (192kHz).Maximum output level: 2.175V into 100k ohms load. Total harmonic distortion, all inputs (24/96): 0.006% at 1kHz. Signal/noise ratio: 105dB, relative to maximum output level with a 100Hz–22kHz bandwidth.
Dimensions: 8.4" (215mm) W by 3.1" (80mm) H by 12.5" (320mm) D. Weight: 8.8 lbs (4kg).
Serial number of unit reviewed: 11181.
Price: $1195. Approximate number of dealers: not disclosed.
Manufacturer: Rega Research, Ltd., 6 Coopers Way, Temple Farm Industrial Estate, Southend on Sea, Essex, England SS2 5TE, UK. Web: US distributor: The Sound Organisation, 159 Leslie Street, Dallas, TX 75207. Tel: (972) 234-0182. Fax: (972) 234-0249. Web:

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