I've just got the 1713 and am using it primarily for CD/SACD playback (at least until I get proper TV with HDMI input, yep, still using an old CRT). My question is about SACD playback. When I try to switch layers on the remote, I get the options "Multi", "Stereo" and "CD". I assume "Multi" and "Stereo" refer to SACD while "CD" would be the stereo CD layer. If I choose "Multi" I can clearly hear on some SACDs that the player is doing a mixdown to stereo to the RCA output. Now, what intrigues me is that the player only seems to actually switch layers (i.e., there is a pause and playback starts from the beginning of track 1) when I switch from "CD" to "Multi". Switching from "Stereo" to "CD" does not even pause playback at all. Am I actually listening to SACD when I choose "Stereo"? It would be disapointing if the only way to listen to SACD via the RCA stereo out would be through downmixing from multichannel. On the other hand, I'm assuming it is correct that hybrid multichannel SACDs normally have a SACD layer with multichannel and stereo mix and a separate stereo Redbook CD layer, is that correct?
Thank you, any comments are appreciated