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Rega DAC

Rega DAC
alaScore 90

27 reviews

Dec, 2016

We have collected and analyzed 14 expert reviews and 13 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 91/100 and users rate it 94/100. The average review date is Jul 15, 2012. We have compared these reviews to 168833 reviews from other Audio Systems. The alaScore™ for this product is 90/100 = Excellent. Last update: Dec 3, 2016.

Review analysis

(Based on 27 reviews)

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Expert review by: Stereophile (

Expert Review


I urge readers interested in the Rega DAC to contact Mr. Darwin with their thoughts. But to clarify one point: While Steve Daniels did indeed urge me to talk to Rega's Paul Gandy about our coverage of the Rega DAC, I wasn't sure what purpose this would...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Richard Black (

Rega DAC review


Rega's first ever DAC is a £500 five-filter mini marvel

Detailed ; Sweet ; Well featured ; Flexible

Imaging often seems a touch distant ; USB input only good to 48kHz ; No remote control

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: (

Rega DAC- £498


Rega's first ever DAC, a £500 five-filter mini marvel, is here and Technical Consultant Richard Black has (five) stars in his eyes ...

Detailed, sweet , well featured and flexible

Imaging often seems a touch distant; USB input only good to 48kHz; no remote control

A little stunner, combining genuinely high-end sound with a good feature set

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (

Rega DAC-R review


A good DAC from Rega, but can it give its rivals a run for their money?

An exciting and insightful sound ; Expressive dynamics and surefooted with rhythms ; Sturdy build

The USB input loses some of the magic

The DAC-R is one of the best sounding DACs at this price provided you avoid the USB input

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: (

Rega DAC


Got the budget? Got the system? Hear the Rega

Beefy build ; natural, unforced, dynamic and detailed sound

Irrelevant suite of filtering options

Expert review by: Phil Gold (

Rega DAC Exclusive Review


Roy Gandy's Rega Research has a stellar record of producing fine source components, often combining high performance with innovative physical design at a relatively modest price point. Many readers will be familiar with the pioneering Rega Planar 2 and...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Jez Ford (

Rega DAC


Got a load of music files on your computer? Looking for a USB DAC from a reputable hi-fi company which you can place between the computer and your hi-fi, to translate these digital files to beautiful music? Wanting to play the new breed of Studio...

SPDIF conversion up to 24-bit/192kHz ; Great analogue output stage ; Filter fun

USB tops out at 16-bit/48kHz ; Requires bridge for higher USB rates from computer

Product Specifications


1080p Upscaling: No
AirPlay: No
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
DLNA certified: No
Internet Radio: No
PC Streaming:Audio
USB Recording: No
Web Content Access: No
WiFi Connectivity: No


Bluetooth: No
DLNA certified: No
Docking System: No
Ethernet: No
iPod Control: No
Memory Card Slot: No
Number of Output Channels:Not Applicable
PMP Docking: No
USB Interface: Yes

General Features

1080p Upscaling: No
2D to 3D Conversion: No
3D: No
CD Player / Recorder: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Home Theatre System (Digital Dolby and DVD Player): No
Network Music System:Music Client
Product Type:Audio Home System
Sound Projector: No


Wireless Speakers: No


Blu-ray Playback: No
DivX Playback: No
MP3 Playback: No


Blu-ray Recording: No


Dolby / DTS: No