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Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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I've recently gotten into SACD's and the OPPO 103 handles them flawlessly. While it also handles "DSD" - my AVR (Pioneer SC65) does NOT handle DSD direct, so I just let the OPPO convert to PCM and to my AVR for DSD material.
I guess I missed the boat in the early 2000's and wish I had bought some SACD's back then - - it would have been a lot cheaper.
Between Ebay, Amazon, Amazon.ca, Elusive Disc and recently, CDJapan (J-SACD - reputed to be better than the states conversion - - I'll find out with the recently ordered Miles Davis J-SACD "Kind of Blue")- - I've been able to find some great discs.
It's almost like I've rediscovered music again and the "Multichannel" discs - - like the recent Doors releases (Mo Jo Risin bouncing between all the speakers!) has provided a great amount of listening enjoyment.
Any folks that listen to SACD's on their OPPO - - I'd be interested to know if "DSD Direct" sounds better than PCM. Also - - what receiver do you have that handles DSD direct?
Lastly - - I was in a local Best Buy this past weekend and I thought I'd look and see if they had any SACD's. Apparently, they don't stock any and when I asked two sales reps if they had any SACD's - - they didn't know what an SACD disc was! Boy, does that make me feel old (older!)
Home Theater Setup
Samsung UN65ES8000 LCD/LED & BenQ W1080ST & Vizio M43C1
Pioneer SC65 (Pre-Amp) & Emotive XPA-3, 200 WPC
OPPO 103, Comcast Infinity X1, Darbee Darblet
ALL Paradigm - 7.1 - Studio 60's, V.2 (FL/FR) CC-690, V.5 (C)
ADP 590 V.5 (SS), MilleniaOne 2.0 (BS) - Velodyne 810 Sub