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    Default sacd affordable?

    now that im slowly creeping into a better setup, would i be able to tell a difference between a very nice older denon cd and a sacd.

    because of limited income, the cost of used player would be a factor, the cost of individual cds a little less so, because we will probably just buy a relatively few of our albums over time.

    anyone with experience with both please let me know the cost benefit ratioin your opinion.

    thanks

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    You will love SACD over any regular cd player almost...

    It's a part of the audio world SONY just doesn't care about a whole lot but they do plan on making alot more discs it seems.

    I only own one SACD but will buy alot more in the future I'm sure.

    The players $ has come down alot so the only cost is paying a little more for the discs but BELIEVE me , it's worth everything extra they charge.
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    On my system, SACD was nice and all (2-channel only for me btw), but in all honestly my Classe redbook player sounds better on most regular CD's than my Denon 3910 SACD player did on most 2-channel SACD's. At one point I did try a few 5.1 SACD's and they were nice, but it just wasn't my thing.

    As with any format, there are some very good sounding SACD's and some not-so-good sounding SACD. And there's also some great sounding redbook CD's, and some not-go-good sounding ones. So from my point of view, SACD is fine and all, but it's not the best thing since sliced bread or anything.
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    two experiences, different opinions. might have to try scouring cl for a deal on a player. although probably not as ubiquitous as av receivers speakers and such.

    go the bargain route to see if its my thing.

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    go the bargain route to see if its my thing.
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    I got into SACD's late - didn't buy any until December of 2009. I am now up to 137 of them because I found I really liked some of them. Bargain route worked fine for me. That allowed me to experience some I would not have tried otherwise. However, having said that, the order in which I like the SACD is usually 1) the piece itself, 2) the performer or composer and lastly whether it is SACD or not. I do find that I like some of the Multi Channel ones a lot and they are a definite plus for some recordings. About half of my SACD's are classical, one fourth are jazz and the rest are popular/rock. Unfortunately, a lot of good ones, especially the popular/rock, are out of print. My average for the classical ones is about $9 each and for the rest about $7.50 each. I buy only SACD's now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by F1nut View Post
    Garbage in, garbage out applies to all sources.
    true dat. well, the disc in the tray not included.

    for a budget rig a Denon 2900/3910 and a MF tube buffer produced a rather pleasing sound for me.

    Edit....for SACD I am saying for....redbook, do the mod as not so hot.

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    My Ultech UCD-100 CD player plays CDs the best. then the Denon (I think) 2800 DVD CD player second.

    My Pioneer SACD CD DVD player does pretty well w/cds and dvds but it seems neutral but accurate at the same time.The one Carpenters SACD I own sounds like the people are really in my room. A friend of mine who is a drummer thought he could tell the type of sticks he was hearing in the recording as they or one hit the rim of the drum.

    I didn't know there were some bad SACDs. I'll check online and search well before I pay for future ones.Thanks
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