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Rega DAC

Rega DAC
alaScore 90

27 reviews

Oct, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 reviews of Rega DAC. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Audio Systems for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Audio Systems the Rega DAC is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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