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[FS] Rega Saturn R

Discussion in 'classifieds' started by mikebirtill, Aug 18, 2020.

  1. mikebirtill

    mikebirtill pfm Member

    For sale, my rega saturn r cd player/dac. Boxed as new, with insured postage to a UK address £1050
     
  2. Mr Pig

    Mr Pig ^'- -'^

    Have a bump for this lovely machine. First CD player I've ever owned that I've been totally happy with and have no desire to change.
     
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  3. Johnjo

    Johnjo pfm Member

    Agreed, great player.
     
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  4. mikebirtill

    mikebirtill pfm Member

    Thanks, it’s a lovely player in Excellent condition
     
  5. Peter McDermott

    Peter McDermott pfm Member

    @mikebirtill would you be able to tell me the age of the player? Peter
     
  6. mikebirtill

    mikebirtill pfm Member

    3 years old - but ive hardly used it
     
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  7. Javier

    Javier New Member

    Hi Mike
    Is this still available?
    Rgds
    Javier
     
  8. mikebirtill

    mikebirtill pfm Member

    Yes it is!
     
  9. Javier

    Javier New Member

    Hi Mike
    thanks PM for you
     
  10. mikebirtill

    mikebirtill pfm Member

    This is still for sale £1000 posted to uk address
     
  11. mikebirtill

    mikebirtill pfm Member

    Price drop £950 - posted to UK address.
     
  12. Ewen1970

    Ewen1970 The Ocean Doesn't Want Me

    Couple of quick questions:-

    Is this ok to send? Always worry about posting CD players and hear this is pretty heavy...

    Am of half a mind to try one of these as a change to replace my CDS2/XPS. any thoughts of how they compare?

    thanks
     
  13. mikebirtill

    mikebirtill pfm Member

    It would be fine to post, but I may deliver depending on where you are. I haven’t heard the naim - the last naim cd I had was a 3.5/flat cap.
     
  14. Ewen1970

    Ewen1970 The Ocean Doesn't Want Me

    Surrey/South London Borders. Never Croydon of course...
     
  15. Mr Pig

    Mr Pig ^'- -'^

    I have done direct comparisons between the Saturn-R and CDX/XPS. Not a CDS2, which I think is a more sophisticated sound than the CDX, but maybe helpful?

    The CDX sounds big, detailed and dynamic which I really liked. However the music just didn't gel together properly and there was little sense of space or air. It sounded very 'digital'. Impressive but it didn't draw you into the music. I tried everything to get it to work, different supports, cables etc. Couldn't get it to sound the way I wanted.

    The Saturn is a very different animal. The easiest way to put it is that it sounds much more like a good turntable. It's a slightly softer sound than a typical CD player but it sounds right. Not as impressive at first hearing but you realize everything is still there and you're getting drawn into the music much more. In fact it's very hard to concentrate on the technical flaws for long because you keep forgetting about them and just enjoying the music.

    It's also the first CD player I've ever owned that plays absolutely every CD. All of the other players I've had make some disks sound unlistenable. Naim players are among the worst for this. I always assumed it was just the disks that were terrible recordings and were not fixable. Then along comes the Rega and says 'Nope, I can get music out of that!'.

    Will it sound better than a CDS2? To be honest, I doubt it. I'd like to hear the comparison though as I don't think it would be disgraced and might be surprising.
     
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  16. mikebirtill

    mikebirtill pfm Member

    Christmas Bump. £900 posted to a UK address.
     
  17. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs “telling it like it isn’t...”

    Hello

    Is this c.d. player still for sale?

    thank you.
     

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