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    Default CD/SACD player upgrade help please

    At present I have a Denon 2910 which I have really enjoyed. I would like to move this to our bedroom to compliment a Jolida tube amp and a pair of Onix ref 1 monitors.

    The replacement will be used in my main system which consists of an Onix SP3 tube amp and a pair of Strata Minis.

    I don't have an exact budget established but I would like to stay under a grand. Obviously, this CD player will be an upgrade from the already very nice 2910, but what I don't know is how far I have to go before I'll discern an improvement from an already nice CD player to a noticeably better one.

    SACD playback is an absolute requirement in this new player. It doesn't have to be multichannel SACD, but at least 2 channel.

    Your guidance and responses appreciated in advance. Thanks.
    HT/music rig
    Panasonic PX60U 50" plasma
    Yamaha 5990 AVR
    Onix SP3 tube amp
    bunch of Outlaw 2200 monoblocks
    DUAL SVS PB12+/2 subs
    Denon 3910 DVD/SACD/DVD-A
    DirecTV HR10-250 DVR
    Onix Strata Mini mains
    Mirage OM10 surrounds
    Polk CSi5 center
    Polk SC80 rear surrounds
    Samsung BDP1000 blu-ray player

    Bedroom rig
    Jolida SJ302a tube amp
    Denon 2910 universal player
    Onix Ref 1 monitors
    Velodyne minivee

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    Cambridge Azur 640v2
    Rotel 1072

    Some of the better "budget" players out there.

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    Get a nice dac and an Oppo ($150) for the transport. Oppo just reviewed in Stereophile and is killer as a transport.
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    Preamp: Modwright SWL9.0SE
    Amps: Butler TBD2250, PS Audio Trio
    PrePro: Cary Cinema 6, Outlaw 990
    DAC: Benchmark DAC1
    Universal Player: Denon 2900
    Cables: StraightWire Encore II, Kimber Hero, Audioquest Type 4, CV-8, Columbia DBS
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    Do CA and Rotel have SACD? I didn't think either of them do.

    I ended up getting a Sony SCD ES player and then a Theta DAC to help on the CD playback. So, hoping to get good redbook and SACD playback and only cost me about half your budget so you can do more with the more money (maybe another Denon universal and DAC or get a Sony SCD ES model and have it modded for a few hundo).

    I didn't find many esoteric players out there (Jolida, AH, Bada) that offered an affordable SACD model, but maybe there are some out there. Musical Hall Maverick does, I think.
    Stereo Rig: Hales Revelation 3, Musical Fidelity CD-Pre 24, Forte Model 3 amp, Lexicon RT-10 SACD, MMF-5 w/speedbox, Forte Model 2 Phono Pre, Cardas Crosslink, APC H15, URC MX-950, Lovan Stand
    Bedroom: Samsung HPR-4252, Toshiba HD-A2, HK 3480, Signal Cable, AQ speaker cable, Totem Dreamcatchers, SVS PB10-NSD, URC MX-850

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyGwis View Post
    Do CA and Rotel have SACD? I didn't think either of them do.
    Good catch Andy, I missed the SACD requirement. I think the Oppo has it.

    Another option is to get a Dac for use with the 2910, and get a simple CD player for the bedroom. That way you have the SACD (2910) and better redbook (dac).

    I use the Bel Canto Dac1.1 with a Denon 2900 as transport. I do not own any SACD's, but this combo let s me have the flexability and performance if I decide to go that route.
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    If I owned hell and this place, I would rent this place out and live in hell.

    Mains: Anthony Gallo Reference 3.1
    Preamp: Modwright SWL9.0SE
    Amps: Butler TBD2250, PS Audio Trio
    PrePro: Cary Cinema 6, Outlaw 990
    DAC: Benchmark DAC1
    Universal Player: Denon 2900
    Cables: StraightWire Encore II, Kimber Hero, Audioquest Type 4, CV-8, Columbia DBS
    Power Conditioner: Belkin PF60

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    Accuphase are top notch out here in Japan, Im thinking of one myself or either a Shanling if I can find a dealer to ship to me.
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