Originally Posted by archiguy
I do have a handful of SACD's and DVD-A's, few if any of the classical variety however. Been awhile since I purchased any. It did seem as though hi-rez digital audio was mostly limited to the jazz and classical categories back when I was buying them, probably even more so now.
There is NEVER enough SACD Hybrids for me....gotta be able to listen to 'em in the cars too.
There actually is an inexpensive way to find what appeals to you....your public library.
You can "check out" CDs just as you would books, as in for free.
Every library is different regarding policies.
Typically, you can (like books) check out multiple titles.
As to what might "work" for you, I would suggest sticking with the major styles and composers.
Going forward in time: Bach, Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Brahms, Wagner, Tchaikovsky, Mahler, Rachmaninoff, Richard Strauss.
The covers the Baroque era (early 1700s) until the 1940s, without getting into the atonal stuff of the last century.
This is traditional melodic music most people are attracted to.