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    Wink Thoughts on a REGA PLanet cd-transport

    Im sure a few people have these here what are your thoughts good bad ?
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    Hello, I had the Rega Apollo CDP a few years back. Cool little unit that sounded real nice. If you want a very forward sound to your sound stage, then this would be the player for you. That said, if you prefer a more laid back sound you may want to look elsewhere. Definitely a British type sound IMO.

    FYI, when I had the player, it read every CD I put into it. Even the ones that no other player I owned would. On those CD's that had a song or two that wouldn't play? You guessed it. It played them too.
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    I hear the Jupiter or Saturn is a worthy upgrade. I have always been interested in these players too.

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    I've heard more than a few times that their older players have reliability issues.
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    I tested out an Apollo back in the day. There's a comparison of it to a CA 840C somewhere on the forum. I thought it was cheaply made, but sounded good.

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    My Rega Planet sounds great with no issues so far, nice clean sound

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    I am trying it out right now it definetely sounds different than my cheap samsung dvd ....
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    OK so far its more open than my cheap dvd samsung . what are your opinions as far as sound ....

    I know there are differnce in cords Ive tested and bought and made some of my own .... equipment makes a difference ,, the subtlies are definetely astounding ... even if its a little at a time.....

    this player seems more open too me sound wise.. any thoughts ...
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    Hello,

    First of all, forgive my poor english; I'm French!
    I've had both the Rega Planet and Jupiter, and know them quite well. As stand alone players, they are very good, but with a specific sound signature: slighty forward presentation; more oriented towards rythmics and pace than relaxing, confortable sound; full bass, delicate treble, great finesse. They also have the characteristics of british sound which is fluidity and ease at the expense of presence and plankton - those tiny bits of information that make you think the intruments are there -, and textures are a litte smoothed out.

    The Jupiter is better than the planet, which is a little grey sounding, lacks extension and dynamics. The Jupiter retains the same signature, but the instruments and voices are more vibrant and alive.

    As transports, I think the Regas are good, but there is nothing special about them either. The bass lacks definition, the treble is a little edgy, and the sounds can get crowded and ill defined (this is symptomatic of a clock issue, and could be avoided with recent dacs providing jitter-rejection).

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    Excellent post!

    Welcome to Club Polk.
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction.

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    Thanks! Happy to contribute to this great community.

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    The irony here is that your English is better than 50% of the posters here... ;)

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    Thats what i was looking for!
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