The Apollo-R is the result of many years of innovation, advanced software
development and elegant engineering solutions researched by our highly
skilled team of engineers and designers. It took the completion of two
of our multi award winning products, the flagship Isis CD player and the
Rega DAC to pave the way for a unique product we feel encapsulates everything
the new Apollo-R should be.
The original Apollo CD player launched in 2005. It was a huge success
selling approaching 20,000 units worldwide. The Apollo was a unique player
featuring Rega's own software and control system ensuring no other
manufacturers player could sound the same. This key element is carried
forward and improved into Apollo-R.
Analogue & digital outputs
Development of the analogue, digital and control domains ensured direct
improvements of both analogue and digital outputs making the Apollo-R
a perfect partner for the Rega Brio-R amplifier and an ideal ‘CD
format' front-end for the Rega DAC. The Apollo-R internal circuitry
has also been improved by tightening the PCB layout.
Compact case design
Apollo-R is a top loading design housed in a custom compact aluminium
case matching the Rega DAC and Brio-R amplifier. The Apollo-R is available
in both black or satin silver finish.
Pictured above silver satin metal finish.
Dedicated CD mini system remote control
A new dedicated CD remote handset is supplied as standard which also has
the advantage of Rega amplifier functionality .
Digital to analogue conversion
The DAC and the output amplifier of the Apollo-R have been enhanced using
the Wolfson WM8742 digital to analogue converter, the same integrated
circuit found in the Rega DAC.
The ‘digital' power supplies feeding the CD processor, optical
block, laser diode amplifier and slicer have been enhanced. This is achieved
by using the same high performance low noise power supplies found in the
same location within the Isis CD player. This vastly improves the playability,
error correction and the ‘inner core' processing of the digital
CD ‘spinner' part of the Apollo-R.
The discrete output amplifier has been tweaked to reduce the overall THD
from typically 0.005% to 0.0025%, whilst at the same time improving the
overall sound quality of the output amplifier.
We have improved the user interface control by using a dedicated display
microprocessor, which eases the workload on the main control processors
giving an improvement in the control code stability, usability and improved
speed of initialisation of the disc being played which now matches that
of the Isis CD player.
Pictured above black satin metal finish.
- CD remote
with amplifier functionality.
New Apollo-R CD remote:
Silver satin metal finish
Black satin metal finish
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