Rega Valve Isis CD Player

Rega Valve Isis CD Player

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Key info

Rega’s now legendary head electronics engineer Terry Bateman spent 10 years researching the concept of a CD player using valves in the output amplifier. Valves have been widely used in musical instrument and recording amplification from the 1950s to the present day, therefore it made great sense to develop a valve based CD player to match that of the signal chain found in such applications.

All specifications

Physical characteristics
Weight 19.5 kg
Dimensions (HxWxD) 112 × 434 × 350 mm
Technical specifications
Frequency response 30Hz - 20kHz (+/-0.5dB)
Maximum power consumption 46 W
Digital outputs 1 x Optical | 1 x Coaxial
Sampling rate 16bit 44.1/48 kHz
Digital inputs 1 x USB
Analog outputs 1 x RCA | 1 x XLR
Digital outputs 1 x Optical | 1 x Coaxial

Valve version of our reference Isis CDP

The valve Isis shares the same digital and USB sections as found in the solid-state version, however, the analogue stage is valve based with passive filtering. This stage uses two military specification triple mica 5814A (ECC82/12AU7) triodes being driven by the revolutionary Wolfson WM8741 ultra high performance digital to analogue converter.

Key Features:

  • Rega’s advanced CD technology
  • Twin Wolfson DACs
  • Rega ‘K-Power’ smoothing capacitors
  • Custom designed reference case
  • CNC reference remote control
  • Lifetime warranty against manufacture defects

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