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Venus-R   

CHINA EXCLUSIVE PRODUCT - Only on sale in China

This is a unique player built into Rega's custom full width case exclusively requested by the Chinese market. The Venus-R is a full width version of the hugely successful Apollo-R CD player making it the perfect partner for the latest Elex-R amplifier.

The Venus-R is the result of many years of innovation, advanced software development and elegant engineering solutions researched by our highly skilled team of engineers and designers. It took the completion of two of our multi award winning products, the flagship Isis CD player and the Rega DAC, to pave the way for a unique product we feel encapsulates everything the new Venus-R should be.

 

Product Details

The Venus-R is the result of many years of innovation, advanced software development and elegant engineering solutions researched by our highly skilled team of engineers and designers. It took the completion of two of our multi award winning products, the flagship Isis CD player and the Rega DAC, to pave the way for a unique product we feel encapsulates everything the new Venus-R should be.

Design history

The original Apollo CD player launched in 2005. It was a huge success selling almost 20,000 units worldwide. The Apollo was a unique player featuring Rega’s own software and control system ensuring no other manufacturers player could sound the same. 

Analogue & digital outputs

Development of the analogue, digital and control domains ensured direct improvements of both analogue and digital outputs making an ideal ‘CD format’ front-end for the Rega DAC. The Venus-R internal circuitry has also been improved by tightening the PCB layout.

Compact case design

Dedicated CD mini system remote control

A new dedicated CD remote handset is supplied as standard which also has the advantage of Rega amplifier functionality.

Digital to analogue conversion

The DAC and the output amplifier of the Apollo-R have been enhanced using the Wolfson WM8742 digital to analogue converter, the same integrated circuit found in the Rega DAC.

Power supplies

The ‘digital’ power supplies feeding the CD processor, optical block, laser diode amplifier and slicer have been enhanced. This is achieved by using the same high performance, low noise power supplies found in the same location within the Isis CD player. This vastly improves the playability, error correction and the ‘inner core’ processing of the digital CD ‘spinner’ part of the Venus-R.

Output amplifier

The discrete output amplifier has been tweaked to reduce the overall THD from typically 0.005% to 0.0025%, whilst at the same time improving the overall sound quality of the output amplifier.

User interface

We have improved the user interface control by using a dedicated display micro-processor, which eases the workload on the main control processors giving an improvement in the control code stability, usability and improved speed of initialisation of the disc being played which now matches that of the Isis CD player.

Technical Specification

Wolfson WM8742 DAC
Enhanced Output amplifier circuit
Enhanced Digital power supplies
Improved user interface
Redeveloped Analogue & Digital outputs
CD remote with amplifier functionality
Dimensions: Width 430mm x Depth 325mm x Height 95mm
Height required to fully extend lid:  Height 180mm.

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