Listed below are new features found exclusively in the Saturn parallel connected dual differential Digital to Analogue converters improving the dynamic range and linearity.
The master clock provided by a High stability low jitter crystal oscillator module.
Substantial 60VA toroidal transformer with separate windings for audio, digital & display circuits.
High capacity power supply's utilising Nichicon Fine Gold audio grade capacitors & fast rectifier diodes.
Digital to Analogue converters utilising Solid Polymer de-coupling capacitors.
Nichicon Fine gold audio grade capacitors by-passed by Evox film capacitors are employed in the signal path, and in the audio sensitive de-coupling positions in the Digital to Analogue converters
Post DAC analogue amplifier and filter employ a Cascade pair discrete Class A amplifier using low base spreading resistance transistors.
The Post DAC analogue amplifier and filter is supplied from a low impedance supply, giving a tighter & enhanced bass.
Large double-sided PTH PCB with generous ground planes.
These improvements take sound performance far in advance of the already superior level achieved by the Apollo.
We hope you enjoy this very special new player, we have spent a long time creating it, drawing on all of our 32 years experience in specialist Hi Fi manufacturing.
Customers comments ..."My wife and I are new owners of a Rega Saturn CD player, and to say that we are pleased would be an understatement" Gerald Hjelm
USA Read the full letter here...
What Russ Andrews thinks...
Recently Roy was kind enough to send a Saturn up to Kendal with his Sales Co-ordinator Chris Keeling for and audition in my system. After less than and hour warm-up whilst we listened to some vinyl (so that Chris could assess my system!) we ran a few CDs through the Rega and then compared them to my upgraded Laserdisc player.
The Rega was everything I had hoped for and more than I had been expecting...
My conclusion is that this is, by a large margin, not only the best CD player commercially available, but a very musical machine with sweet but revealing treble and excellent bass depth, clarity and tunefulness. The only downside I can see is that there is such a strong demand for them that I am going to have to wait weeks for mine!
For the full editorial please see the Russ Andrews 'Connected' magazine Issue No.4 Spring 07. click here for full review...