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So at the local good will store they have a 5 disc sony sacd player for only $ 24 . I looked up the model and it got real good reviews. So at this point is it really worth going down the sacd road if not into classical music.?

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If you are not into classical or jazz, then maybe not. Most issues are in those two categories. I'm also of the mindset that high rez music for clipping guitar amps and overdriven mics is almost a waste. That said, there are some very good releases like Pink Floyd, but they are far and few between.
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Yes, I bought the OPPO a few years ago and since it played SACD's I went out and got a few
They do sound much better.
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No, it is not worth "getting into" any format. You should buy the music you want to hear, and not think twice about which format it's on. In those (relatively rare) cases where you do have a choice of format, then, yeah, try the non-CD version if the price premium isn't too dear. But always remember, it's the music not the medium.

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$24 isn't that much to satisfy your curiosity. I say go for it, there is plenty of SACD music out there and the Sony still plays Redbook CD's, too.

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If the changer only has 5.1 analogue out and your AVR doesn't have MCH in then it's not really worth it. I doubt you'll generally notice much improvement in 2ch SACD. If it's a remaster it should be available on CD. I suppose if you're that interested in high rez or a classical/jazz fan you'd have got into it ages ago.

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But always remember, it's the music not the medium.

So... We should have all just stuck with 8-track tapes?

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If the changer only has 5.1 analogue out and your AVR doesn't have MCH in then it's not really worth it.

I'm guessing the changer could be the SCD-CE595 and if so, you bring up a good point.


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yep that's it scd-ce595... I'm gonna pick it up in a day ,if its still there. Maybe there be some sacds in the stack . I have a onkyo tx-sr805 that has the analog 5.1 inputs.

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If the Sony is gone, or even if it isn't, consider finding a used universal player. This allows you to check out DVD-A, too. A lot of HiRez is recorded in that format.

Myself, I wouldn't want to be limited to SACD only.

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The SCD-CE595 is a fine player. Go for it. It will make your regular CDs sound better, I kid you not. The Stones SACDs sound great, Dark Side Of The Moon, sounds really good, Leo Kottke's first album sounds good, Layla sounds REALLY good. $24? Man, I'd be camping out at that Goodwill store waiting for that player!
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Yea the goodwill was closed today 4th. So first thing after work I'm gonna get it. Hopefully its still there. I should have picked it up the first time . This would be my first good find at a goodwill . Now if I can just score a good tt.

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Well I got it . I'm playing regular CDs for now. One question is there any sq difference for regular cd using fiber or RCA.?

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Depends who you ask. An innocent query can turn into flame war here. Some vehemently believe all CD players sound the same, all cables sound the same, all DACs sound the same, all amps sound the same etc. Others not so.

Try it both ways for yourself. For SACD you'll have to use analogue (RCA).

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