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Apollo


This revolutionary new player will analyse the disc to be played and (rather like the engine management system on a modern car which optimises the engine settings to ambient temperature, engine temperature, fuel quality etc.) will adjust itself to the disc in order to give optimal trouble free reading and great sound quality. This process takes a few short seconds and the resultant musical improvements are well worth the wait.

Mechanism
A new high quality mechanism has been used which incorporates a three-point mounting ball chuck. This has advantages over the magnetic puck type design. Firstly it presents the disc as flat as is possible to the laser spot directly resulting in improved reading of the information on the disc. Secondly the mass of the puck is lost completely giving the mechanism itself less stress and better acceleration and braking performance.

Digital, for the more technically minded!
This revolutionary player has been three years in design and is nothing like any player in specialist Hi Fi today. Rega, together with its design partners have pioneered something new and very special - a highly advanced servo controller which uses the very latest signal processing techniques to ensure that the raw data that is recovered from the disc is of the very highest quality. Because our fully digital servo can use highly advanced algorithms the laser spot is kept in the optimum position for data recovery in terms of focus spot size and tracking position.

Extra error correction
Previous chip-sets always made compromises on error correction. Likewise it was possible to have good jog resistance if the music was compromised or better musical performance at the expense of jog resistance. Regas new chip-sets allows optimum musical performance and optimised jog or vibration resistance.

Super-stable phase lock loop
Our entire IC is clocked via a very special PLL of our own design. This allows better CD data recovery as well as a big improvement in the quality of the data delivered to the DAC.

Low noise digital design
In the design of our CPU IC we went to very great lengths to ensure that the data and address bus noise was kept at an absolute minimum, this will ensure that the ground and signal connections to the DAC are as 'clean' as is possible.

DAC design
We have used the very latest highest performance DAC from our previous partners Wolfson, the highly sonically regarded WM8740 Sigma Delta 24bit DAC with differential outputs.

Output
The new player utilises a brand new design output amplifier. This amplifier is of discreet design and uses the very highest quality audio components. It operates in 'Class A' and represents a big step up in performance from previous players. Because of the high quality 'Class A' output stage the CD players sound quality will improve over the first 15 minutes after switching on.

Remote Control
The player will come with a dedicated CD remote control handset as standard. Although the remote control supplied as standard is specific to the this model and is necessary to access the advanced functions of the player the Rega ‘Solar’ universal remote will control all the basic functions of the Apollo.

MP3!
Not only will this player set new levels for sound quality for our customers but it also has the capability of playing MP3 discs. It offers up to 100 albums play back capability from one disc.

We hope you enjoy this very special new player, we have spent a very long time creating it, drawing on all of our 32 years experience in specialist Hi Fi manufacturing.

Customers comments ...

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Dear Sirs,

I recently bought the Apollo CD Player from Audio T in Bristol. When I got it home and started to play my music I just couldn't believe my ears and eyes my room became alive with sound. I was so taken back that I tried disc after disc (parts of each) not believing the sound I was experiencing.

Over the years I have replaced CD Players and not noticed much (if any difference). I know good speakers and cable enhance the sound, but on buying the Apollo it makes me feel I am listening to my collection of music for the first time.

I have now bought the Mira3 and the Rega Ear headphone amplifier, thank you Rega for bringing my music collection alive.

Yours Sincerely

Mr S A Guy
Bristol UK

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I must tell you how absolutely delighted we are with our new Rega Apollo CD player.

I have waited almost twenty years to hear this quality of recorded sound from CD at a price I could afford, and which only seemed to be available from LP and occasionally from FM Radio 3.

Early in January we heard the Apollo and at once knew that this was the player for us. We found the sound to be rich, sweet and yet brilliant with a wonderful sound stage and ambiance. The colour of individual instruments is apparent with incredible detail all the way down to the lowest register. One never becomes tired of listening-probably because the sound is so effortless and natural.

Congratulations to everyone at Rega Research on a magnificent product.

Ed Blayden
UK

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"I just purchased your Apollo CD player yesterday. EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT!

Mr P.Wayne Drummond Jr
North Carolina , USA

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This is not a service enquiry, just an e-mail about my new Apollo CDP…..
What can I say? Straight out of the box I was astonished by the sound quality. I am now happily finding any excuse to go back through my CD collection. I am absolutely delighted with my Apollo it has far exceeded my expectations. I like it so much I find myself occasionally just going to look at it
(Sad buy true!)… I think the only problem you will have is making enough to satisfy demand!

Thanks again for a brilliant product,

Adrian Webber
UK.

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I just wanted to thank you, thank you for what you do from a French guy who loves music.
I am a lucky man because I have a Planar 25 turntable and the new Apollo CD player.
What a wonderful world.

Thank you very much.

Hubert
France

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Features...

  • Unique high-tech operating system that optimises itself for each CD.
  • Brand new transport mechanism, with the latest signal processing techniques and servo giving the best data retrieval.
  • Super stable clocking ensuring minimal loss of data before the DAC.
  • Very latest Wolfson dual-differential DAC
  • Class A audio output stage.
  • MP3 and WMA Media capabilities.
  • Ultra high memory capacity meaning that error correction need not affect sound quality.
  • All new CDP Remote supplied as standard.
  • Rega custom built extruded aluminium case.
  • 'Toslink'& coaxial digital outputs

New CDP remote:

 

Finishes available:


Silver satin metal finish


Black satin metal finish


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