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Old 2nd October 2010, 03:20 AM   #1
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Default Adding digital input to a Rega Planet

Hi,

I have a rega planet 2000 cd player. I'm not that technically knowledgeable or inclined to mod it myself but I had thought of taking it to a local technician to ask if they can add a digital input to it.

This, I'm thinking would give me a great quality dac for my computer.


Good idea or not?

I've tried a couple of portable DACs like the HRT streamer pro but the sound really doesn't compare to listening to cds through my rega.
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Old 2nd October 2010, 03:38 AM   #2
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I doubt its within a typical technician's expertise to add such an input. It would require a sample rate converter too as the CD player has its own master clock. A considerable amount of design work would be needed, its not just adding a couple of extra chips.
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I've tried a couple of portable DACs like the HRT streamer pro but the sound really doesn't compare to listening to cds through my rega.
Try a Behringer Ultramatch, upsampling to 24/88.2. They are a pretty cheap pro-audio DAC (it cannot cope with clipped CDs however - so no modern pop!).
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Old 3rd October 2010, 01:33 AM   #4
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Try a Behringer Ultramatch, upsampling to 24/88.2. They are a pretty cheap pro-audio DAC (it cannot cope with clipped CDs however - so no modern pop!).
Thanks, ok that might be what I'm looking for. I can go straight from my macbook or iphone into that. Seems very cheap.

Actually for the convenience factor, I'm happy to put up with a bit less than what I got with the rega. I can always upgrade the DAC in future too as the technology matures more.
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I can always upgrade the DAC in future.
Yes it's quite DIYable
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Old 3rd October 2010, 08:24 PM   #6
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Sorry for my ignorance here. Just to clarify:

The Behringer has a DAC in it so I don't even need the CD player?

or I should connect the Behringer to the Behringer to the Rega, to use its DAC?
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Sorry for my ignorance here. Just to clarify:

The Behringer has a DAC in it so I don't even need the CD player?

or I should connect the Behringer to the Behringer to the Rega, to use its DAC?
Yes, so no.
Did you not read the link above?
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Old 3rd October 2010, 08:58 PM   #8
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After the first reply and then looking up the product, it seemed like it would function as a DAC.

I checked out the link above and from what I can tell, the guy is talking about it being used as a link between a cd player and a DAC.
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Old 3rd October 2010, 09:11 PM   #9
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I checked out the link above and from what I can tell, the guy is talking about it being used as a link between a cd player and a DAC.
Then read it again

There are several photos of the DAC (one with a red arrow pointing at it) and quite a bit of text devoted to describing said AKM DAC.

Really, you can't miss it - have another look.
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