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Rega Apollo-R CDP - impressive!

Discussion in 'audio' started by Nic P, Feb 17, 2017.

  1. Nic P

    Nic P pfm Member

    We have an upmarket second system (TEAD Vibe, Hovland Radia, Dali mini monitors). It was fronted by a Pioneer PD-S904 which was definitely good enough. The Pioneer developed an intermittent brain fault so we discussed a replacement with our dealer (Jon at Midland Audio Exchange) who recommended the Rega Apollo-R. We bought it without auditioning it. It is more than good enough. It is attractive, nice to use and seems well made - with a lifetime guarantee. It is sweet sounding; more detailed than the Pioneer; does the PRaT bit well; and the vocals are superb. It is British made which is nice too. Jon says Rega are a delight to deal with. A taste of the high end for less than 600 notes. Very pleased.

    Nic P
  2. hifi_dave

    hifi_dave Hi-Fi Retailer

    Sums it up nicely.
  3. Nic P

    Nic P pfm Member

    We have spent quite a lot of time listening to the Rega and our early impressions are still valid. We have noticed one slightly weird effect - the sound carries much more clearly into adjacent rooms, even though we are playing at what we think is the same volume.

    Nic P
  4. Gingerbeard

    Gingerbeard pfm Member

    Yep, love mine which I brought pre-loved for the bargain sum of £250.00! It's a delight and also keeps the missus happy as she only likes to play CDs!

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