Rega Jupiter CD Player – Quick Impression
Technically better than the Planet but still somewhat masked compared to the Sony XA50ES. The Jupiter is still not analytical but absolutely not warm or smooth either. I’d call it neutral. Like the Planet it is more suited for real music instruments than electronical music. The Jupiter is tweaked so that it delivers more accurate sound than the Planet but this comes at the cost of a more finicky transport. It doesn’t read all cd’s, skips easily and my dealer was kind enough to replace the (Sony) transport 3 times but still it wouldn’t play reliably.