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For Sale:
REGA DAC - Outstanding Condition W/ Box and Manual

Will Ship To: CONUS

For sale is a Rega DA/ Converter that I purchased a bit over a year ago for my main rig. It ended up being used extensively in my Headfi listening and has maybe a couple hundred hours logged with my LCD2's. It will ship with all original accesories, box & manual. 

 

It is a tremendously analog sounding DAC and an excellent Delta Sigma implementation. It quickly took the top spot in my system and supplanted my Phillips DAC 960 that runs a legendary TDA1541A chipset. 

 

It has 2 toslink inputs, 2 coax inputs and 1 usb input. 1 toslink digital out and 1 coax digital out (so you can tie multiple dacs together.

It also has dual Wolfson WM8742 chips with 5 filters for either 16 bit or 24 bit... I found 1 and 5 to be earthy/ heavy and 2,3 and 4 to be more airy.

 

See the following industry reviews:

http://www.stereophile.com/content/rega-dac-da-processor

http://www.positive-feedback.com/Issue53/rega.htm 

http://www.digitalaudioreview.net/2011/08/rega-24192-dac-2-x-wolfson-wm8742/ 

http://www.whathifi.com/review/rega-dac

 

I am asking $600 with Paypal fees and Shipping included to CONUS buyers.

Also local pick up is welcome in Southern California. 


Thanks for looking.

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Hi

Can the filters be bypassed or is there alway s one or the other on?

Thanks!

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Hey Joseph,

There is always a filter built into 99% of DACS. It's not like an analog filter that filters audio bandwidth. They are filters designed into the actual DAC chip itself by Sabre or Texas Instruments or in this case Wolfson. Otherwise you would end up with ultrasonic noise going into the analog domain and subsequently being amplified (not a good thing).

Different chips offer different filters... Sabre's 9018 reference class chip uses an oversampling filter. AKM reference class products offer short delay sharp roll off and long roll off. They are designed to reconstruct the analog waveform while attenuate ultrasonic frequencies since digital audio can capture signals 3 or 4 times higher than humans can hear and bandwidths that are unsafe for some amplifiers to amplify.

The Wolfson WM8742 offers 5 filter settings at 16 and 24 bit each and Rega chose to implement them all so you can actually select which one you want ( they are very subtle) changes...

So you will always have some form of filter built into your DAC chip.... It is a fundamental part of digital conversion. This is just one of the few were you can select which one on your own.

Long response I suppose but I wanted to clarify.
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