The new Apollo CDP's uses the same electronic circuit found in the hugely successful Apollo-R CD player. Re-housed in our latest custom aluminium case to match the new styling of the Brio amplifier, the Apollo utilises Rega's own custom chipset and software offering a truly unique level of performance.
With it's slimline aluminium casework styled to match the 2017 Brio - R amplifier, the new Apollo-R features the Wolfson WM8742 DAC as found in the Rega DAC and improved software means that the player is more responsive, with short initialisation times.
The Apollo R cd player encourages you to have a more "hands on" approach to listening to your music, from the moment you switch on and operate the Star Trek Enterprise inspired manual loading lid and pop in your latest disc it draws you in, in a somehow familiar way to those of us who still play vinyl.
The player still takes a second or so to optimize itself before setting off but it is quicker than its predecessor in this regard although the remote is a little...err.....well basic in comparison.
The player is endowed with a solid soundstage and once run in and warm offers a very detailed and open performance.