The famous turntable and electronics pros at Rega have actually turned their knowledge to digital-to-analog conversion, and the results are every bit as extraordinary as you may anticipate. The Rega DAC is a 16/20/24-bit at 32 kHz to 192 kHz DAC including an enhanced version of a Rega-designed circuit. Established to be easy to set up and utilize, the Rega DAC is created to enhance performance from any two-channel PCM digital audio source. With the PC now extensively accepted as a creditable medium for keeping and streaming music, the use of high quality lossless files such as WAV, FLAC and ALAC offer performance through the DAC equal to and sometimes better than Redbook CD. Fantastic care has been taken by Rega's engineers to eliminate noise generated by the PC and other input sources. Throughout development this was determined as a major disadvantage with many DACs on the marketplace today. Housed in a customized aluminum case, the Rega DAC boasts a pair of Wolfson DAC ICs, five user-selectable digital filters, two isolated coaxial digital inputs, two Toslink SPDIF digital inputs, and an isolated USB input. The input phase makes use of a Wolfson digital receiver with a high-stability low jitter reference clock driving the receiver PLL. The receiver, PLL, and oscillator have their own dedicated power supplies. The DAC phase consists of a pair of parallel-connected Wolfson WM8742 DACs, which are driven via a buffer phase, which ensures the integrity of the information being fed to the DAC ICs. This is similar to the plan used in Rega's reference Isis CD gamer.
16/20/24-bit at 32 kHz to 192 kHz DAC
Pair of parallel-connected Wolfson WM8742 DACs
Input stage: Wolfson digital receiver with a high-stability low jitter reference clock
Five user-selectable digital filters
Two Toslink SPDIF digital inputs, and an isolated USB input