Rega Saturn-R CD Player DAC
Rega Saturn-R CD Player DAC

Saturn-R

The Saturn-R CD-DAC player offers complete flexibility and integration into any system. Essentially two products in one, the Saturn-R houses a high specification transport and independent DAC circuit. Both sections are fully remote controllable via the supplied Solaris remote handset.

Rega Saturn-R CD Player DAC

Digital mastery

You will find plenty of connectivity options, all at the highest possible resolution up to and including 192 kHz-24 bit. The Saturn-R has two optical inputs, two Co-Axial inputs, a fully asynchronous USB and an added ‘direct’ digital output from the CD playback section. This ensures the Saturn-R integrates perfectly into any system and provides the perfect partner for the Rega Elicit-R integrated amplifier.

Key Features

  • New Wolfson WM8742 DAC
  • USB 192 kHz - 24 bits asynchronous
  • Enhanced output amplifier circuit
  • Enhanced digital power supplies
  • Improved user interface
  • Redeveloped analogue & digital outputs
  • Solaris system remote included
  • Lifetime warranty against manufacture defects
Rega Saturn-R CD Player DAC

Product Details

  • CDP Features

    The Saturn-R uses our proven digital to analogue converter and analogue output amplifier technology coupled with a pair of Wolfson WM8742 digital to analogue converter ICs. The Saturn-R has improvements to the CD section power supply which was a result of the research & development of our reference Isis CD player along with the improved microcontroller and display drivers.

  • Technology

    The Saturn-R uses a high stability master clock and high capacity power supply in the CD circuitry, high performance PLL digital interface receiver, isolated digital inputs and high performance power supply architecture in the DAC circuitry. Signal switching between the CD and DAC functions are performed in the digital to analogue converter stage. The signal path of the CD section in CD mode is kept to a minimum.

  • USB 192 kHz-24 bits asynchronous

    The DAC USB input has been improved with asynchronous operation at sample rates of 44.1 to 192 kHz with a bit rate of up to 24 bits. The USB input has the same galvanic isolation as used in the Rega DAC-R. The USB uses dedicated drivers in the computer, enabling full ASIO operation, thus eliminating signal degradation caused by generic windows based drivers.

  • Saturn-R XMOS USB DRIVER V2.15.0

    Before you can use the USB function of the Saturn–R you must first download the Rega USB Windows driver and install it on your PC. Access via the downloads section on this web page. Follow the instruction for installation. Once installed, USB will be ready to use. This driver is not required for MAC OS.

    PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOUR SYSTEM IS CONFIGURED CORRECTLY TO OUTPUT HIGH RESOLUTION FILES WITHIN YOUR CHOSEN AUDIO/MEDIA PLAYBACK SOFTWARE.

    If your PC does not default to the connected USB audio device you must select the XMOS AUDIO DEVICE FROM THE DROP DOWN LIST.

Rega Saturn-R CD Player DAC
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Technical Specifications

USB

192 kHz - 24 bits asynchronous

DAC

Wolfson WM8742 DAC

Dimensions (W × H × D)

432 × 82 × 325 mm

Dimensions needed to operate (W × H × D)

432 x 180 x 350 mm

For full technical specifications, download Saturn-R User Manual - English below.

Downloads

The phrase is game changer. This is not a CD player as we know it, with the possible exception of the Rega flagship Isis CDP nothing I have heard in digital audio delivers resolution and musicality in such convincing and entertaining fashion as the Saturn-R.

Jason Kennedy

Complementary Components

Rega Elex-R Amplifier

  • 72 W per channel into 8 Ω
  • 4 line inputs
  • Integrated MM phono stage
  • Mini remote control
  • Record out
  • Pre-amp out
Rega Elicit-R Amplifier

  • 105 W per channel into 8 Ω
  • 5 line inputs (4 + switchable MM)
  • Integrated MM phono stage
  • Solaris system remote control
  • Direct input
  • Record out
  • Pre-amp out
Rega RX3 Loudspeaker

RX3


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  • Band pass enclosure
  • Front ported
  • Real wood veneer
  • Rega side mount bass driver RR125.8
  • Rega ZRR HF unit
  • Rega handmade DX-125
Rega RX5 Loudspeaker

RX5


  • 2.5 way system
  • Band pass enclosure
  • Front ported
  • Real wood veneer
  • Rega side mount 7" RR7.8
  • Rega ZRR HF unit
  • Rega handmade DX-125
Rega RS10 Loudspeaker

  • 1/4 wave transmission line enclosure
  • ‘Environment match’ adjustment feature
  • Rega ‘dual driver bass system’
  • Integrated BMR driver technology
  • Rega designed tweeter handmade ZRR10 HF Unit
  • Real wood veneer

Experience Rega

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Lifetime Warranty

All Rega products carry a lifetime warranty against manufacture defects.

Every product we make is designed and assembled in the UK to the highest possible standard. This warranty covers genuine confirmed manufacture defects. This warranty does not cover wear and tear. Any unauthorised modifications or failure to follow the Rega recommended guidelines may invalidate the warranty.

Please see your user manual for detailed warranty information for your particular product. Your statutory rights are not affected.