anybody try the Rega CD players from back in da-day?

I caught wind of one...
Apollo, Saturn?
Putting together a little system.
Studio 2 equipment;
Yamaha a-s2100 Amp, CD-2100 CD player, T-S500 tuner
Loudspeakers: Harbeth p3esr, Polk RT7
Cables: Aural Harmony Sonnet Interconnect II, WireWorld Equinox 7 speaker,
Black Cat silverstar 75 ohm digital, Signal Digital Power Cord, PS Audio Perfect Wave AC-3,
Pangea SE14, Voltz supplied interconnects
Optional: Arcam DV88 DVD/CD (HDCD) player, Polk SDS-400 speakers

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  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 3,748
    Both have a nice sound to them but if you can find a used Jolida 100, I feel with the right tubes it out preformed both the Saturn and apollo.
    Lumin D1, KEF LS50 Wireless, Cayin scd-50T, LH Labs VI Dac, Technics 1200, Denon DL160, Jolida D9, HP I7 Laptop, Wireworld Eclipse 7, Wireworld Aurora, Wireworld Electra 7, Signal Magic Digital, Cardas Quadralink 5C, Velodyne SPL1200
    USB helpers: Intona, w4s Recovery

    HT: Elite SC27, Full Polk RTI setup.

  • tonybtonyb Posts: 27,621
    I might also echo Brians thoughts. Personally I never found Rega players to be special, better than most consumer grade players, but nothing that's going to blow your sack back.

    The Jolida 100....now that's a player you could live with for your remaining years.
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    Butler tdb 2250
    Cary Xciter dac
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    Pioneer BDP 320
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    FX 500 surround
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    Pioneer elite vsx21
    Sonos-Cullen mod.
    Audio Metallurgy GA-0 digital
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    Analysis Plus crystal ovals
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2's IC
  • Awesome! Thanks for the info!!
    Studio 2 equipment;
    Yamaha a-s2100 Amp, CD-2100 CD player, T-S500 tuner
    Loudspeakers: Harbeth p3esr, Polk RT7
    Cables: Aural Harmony Sonnet Interconnect II, WireWorld Equinox 7 speaker,
    Black Cat silverstar 75 ohm digital, Signal Digital Power Cord, PS Audio Perfect Wave AC-3,
    Pangea SE14, Voltz supplied interconnects
    Optional: Arcam DV88 DVD/CD (HDCD) player, Polk SDS-400 speakers
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 12,206
    I traded my brand spankin' new Rega Apollo back in the day for a used Jolida and some change. Until I bought my recent Marantz big boy SACD player, the Jolida did me justice and I preferred that over the Apollo.

    What I didn't like about it was the "forward" sound. Everything got pushed up right in front of your face. Drove me 'knuckin' futz. The Jolida pulled back quite a bit and presented a really good depth perception as a result. I will say this, I never once had ANY disc skip on the Apollo the whole time I had it.

    The one thing I liked at the time about was the top loading tray.....that is, right up until I had to add a piece of gear underneath it due to no more room on the rack. That presented an issue due to the amount of verticle real estate it needed to load and unload a CD.

    Tom
    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.
  • Thanks Tom.
    Studio 2 equipment;
    Yamaha a-s2100 Amp, CD-2100 CD player, T-S500 tuner
    Loudspeakers: Harbeth p3esr, Polk RT7
    Cables: Aural Harmony Sonnet Interconnect II, WireWorld Equinox 7 speaker,
    Black Cat silverstar 75 ohm digital, Signal Digital Power Cord, PS Audio Perfect Wave AC-3,
    Pangea SE14, Voltz supplied interconnects
    Optional: Arcam DV88 DVD/CD (HDCD) player, Polk SDS-400 speakers
  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 1,506
    treitz3 wrote: »
    I traded my brand spankin' new Rega Apollo back in the day for a used Jolida and some change. Until I bought my recent Marantz big boy SACD player, the Jolida did me justice and I preferred that over the Apollo.

    What I didn't like about it was the "forward" sound. Everything got pushed up right in front of your face. Drove me 'knuckin' futz. The Jolida pulled back quite a bit and presented a really good depth perception as a result. I will say this, I never once had ANY disc skip on the Apollo the whole time I had it.

    The one thing I liked at the time about was the top loading tray.....that is, right up until I had to add a piece of gear underneath it due to no more room on the rack. That presented an issue due to the amount of verticle real estate it needed to load and unload a CD.

    Tom

    I always thought they had some style points going with the funky top load, but never thought about placement issues.
    Main System:
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    Pass Labs Aleph 30, McCormack DNA-125, Parasound A21
    Marantz SA-14S1
    Usher CP-6311/Tyler Acoustics Taylo Reference Monitor, LSA-1
    Dual SVS SB2000
    Wireworld Equinox 7 bi-wire, Wireworld Silver Eclipse 7 IC

    Secondary Rig:
    Parasound P5, Audio Electronics by Cary Constellation
    Marsh a200s, Audio Elecrtonics by Cary Hercules
    Pioneer Elite DV-45a, Denon DVD-2910
    Klipsch Epic CF-1, Vandersteen 3CE sig
    Analysus Plus Oval

  • DawgfishDawgfish Posts: 2,478
    I had an Apollo. Sounded good enough, but not as good as an Opera Consanance CD120 Balanced that I still own. Like the others have said, the top loading feature made it not as versatile placement wise versus front loading players.
  • thanks Dawg.
    Studio 2 equipment;
    Yamaha a-s2100 Amp, CD-2100 CD player, T-S500 tuner
    Loudspeakers: Harbeth p3esr, Polk RT7
    Cables: Aural Harmony Sonnet Interconnect II, WireWorld Equinox 7 speaker,
    Black Cat silverstar 75 ohm digital, Signal Digital Power Cord, PS Audio Perfect Wave AC-3,
    Pangea SE14, Voltz supplied interconnects
    Optional: Arcam DV88 DVD/CD (HDCD) player, Polk SDS-400 speakers
  • Well,

    I took use guys advice. :)
    Pink Floyd Meddle test CD on now.
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    Studio 2 equipment;
    Yamaha a-s2100 Amp, CD-2100 CD player, T-S500 tuner
    Loudspeakers: Harbeth p3esr, Polk RT7
    Cables: Aural Harmony Sonnet Interconnect II, WireWorld Equinox 7 speaker,
    Black Cat silverstar 75 ohm digital, Signal Digital Power Cord, PS Audio Perfect Wave AC-3,
    Pangea SE14, Voltz supplied interconnects
    Optional: Arcam DV88 DVD/CD (HDCD) player, Polk SDS-400 speakers
  • Thanks again @tonyb
    Studio 2 equipment;
    Yamaha a-s2100 Amp, CD-2100 CD player, T-S500 tuner
    Loudspeakers: Harbeth p3esr, Polk RT7
    Cables: Aural Harmony Sonnet Interconnect II, WireWorld Equinox 7 speaker,
    Black Cat silverstar 75 ohm digital, Signal Digital Power Cord, PS Audio Perfect Wave AC-3,
    Pangea SE14, Voltz supplied interconnects
    Optional: Arcam DV88 DVD/CD (HDCD) player, Polk SDS-400 speakers
  • Thanks again @treitz3
    Studio 2 equipment;
    Yamaha a-s2100 Amp, CD-2100 CD player, T-S500 tuner
    Loudspeakers: Harbeth p3esr, Polk RT7
    Cables: Aural Harmony Sonnet Interconnect II, WireWorld Equinox 7 speaker,
    Black Cat silverstar 75 ohm digital, Signal Digital Power Cord, PS Audio Perfect Wave AC-3,
    Pangea SE14, Voltz supplied interconnects
    Optional: Arcam DV88 DVD/CD (HDCD) player, Polk SDS-400 speakers
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 12,206
    Enjoy brother......for many years to come.

    Tom
    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.
  • I don't remember if I read about the Opera Consanance CD120
    here or elsewhere but I've never crossed path with one. Well
    thought of indeed.
    Studio 2 equipment;
    Yamaha a-s2100 Amp, CD-2100 CD player, T-S500 tuner
    Loudspeakers: Harbeth p3esr, Polk RT7
    Cables: Aural Harmony Sonnet Interconnect II, WireWorld Equinox 7 speaker,
    Black Cat silverstar 75 ohm digital, Signal Digital Power Cord, PS Audio Perfect Wave AC-3,
    Pangea SE14, Voltz supplied interconnects
    Optional: Arcam DV88 DVD/CD (HDCD) player, Polk SDS-400 speakers
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 3,748
    Awesome!! What tubes are you running? If you can find an old set of EI gold pins, on my rig, I thought they were a great matchup.
    Lumin D1, KEF LS50 Wireless, Cayin scd-50T, LH Labs VI Dac, Technics 1200, Denon DL160, Jolida D9, HP I7 Laptop, Wireworld Eclipse 7, Wireworld Aurora, Wireworld Electra 7, Signal Magic Digital, Cardas Quadralink 5C, Velodyne SPL1200
    USB helpers: Intona, w4s Recovery

    HT: Elite SC27, Full Polk RTI setup.

  • Thanks buddy. I'll look for some.
    Studio 2 equipment;
    Yamaha a-s2100 Amp, CD-2100 CD player, T-S500 tuner
    Loudspeakers: Harbeth p3esr, Polk RT7
    Cables: Aural Harmony Sonnet Interconnect II, WireWorld Equinox 7 speaker,
    Black Cat silverstar 75 ohm digital, Signal Digital Power Cord, PS Audio Perfect Wave AC-3,
    Pangea SE14, Voltz supplied interconnects
    Optional: Arcam DV88 DVD/CD (HDCD) player, Polk SDS-400 speakers
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