14 pages in this thread and no mention of SACD or DSD. I'm thinking the SR5008 is a waste of my money because I mainly got it for the multi-channel inputs. SACD sounds horrible through multi-channel coming from my Sony DVP-NC865V SACD /DVD player and the volume has to be turned up to 65 to even come close to hearing the music. Speaker setup in the DVP-NC865V is turned up as far as it will go. Tried playing SACD through my Sony DBP-S770 and no audio is heard while it is in DSD mode.I have to switch to PCM mode to get audio, and yes it is hooked up through HDMI. I'm beginning to think the SR5008 does not support DSD. Am I correct? I would hate to think that a $900 2013 receiver would not have DSD capabilities. My 3 year old Onkyo TX-SR706 that cost $500 sounded awesome with SACD multi-channel analog and it supported DSD. Please, someone with SACD and DSD knowledge respond.
EDIT: Marantz website has a - / - besides the DSD/SACD feature. Looks like i just wasted $900. Should have done more research but like I said, a 2013 $900 receiver would surely have DSD.
Edited by unclemiller - 9/20/13 at 8:10pm