SACD is the warmest sounding cd format I have heard. But...since really getting in to SB and ripping my whole normal cd collection to FLAC my small SACD collection has been gathering dust. So I was pretty bummed to put my brilliant Sony DVP-NS999ES sacd player and SACD's up for sale this afternoon.
My days of showing my friends how incredible the sacd sounds are over...its all your fault Slim! Or...maybe it's Sony's damn fault for inventing an amazing format that is locked down to hardware.
ps I am happy that I can reinvest the $$ in more MFSL and DCC cd's though!
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2006-02-26, 22:38 #1
SB is killing the SACD format! ;)
2006-02-26, 22:50 #2Originally Posted by hal9000
2006-02-26, 23:50 #3
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16/44.1 Sans SACD - DVDA
I am also one who put the hybrid discs aside for the plain old Redbook format.
I have dismantled my 7.1 surround in favor of pure audio, 2 channel sound.
Funny thing is that 7.1 was always missing the straight forward punch and clean that 2 channel analog provides.
SB3 has brought me full circle.
My surround system has been liquidated.
2006-02-27, 05:02 #4Originally Posted by deepblu
Im not selling my Sony SCD555ES, nor my sacds... but its true that the amount of proper SACD listening has been reduced to a surviving minimum... :-)Whole album Flac files --> Squeezebox (3) --> Outlaw 950 --> Outlaw 7100 amp --> Monitor Audio S6i
2006-02-27, 13:57 #5
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- Dec 2005
Count me in as one who dumped SACD since I got my SB3. SACD can sound very good but so can redbook.
I will also go out on a limb and state that redbook via SB3 with a non-OS filterless DAC sounds about 95% as good as SACD. Close enough for me.
Only bought a few SACDs, sold my Sony 222ES on ebay recently.
2006-02-27, 14:36 #6
Horizons, do you have a NOS DAC? If so, which one? I recently purchased a Derek Shek NOS on eBay. I love the NOS idea.
2006-10-26, 11:14 #7
SB3>MF 3.24DAC>Alps pot>2 Nak PA7s>B&W N802>Nice!
2006-10-26, 11:21 #8
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I do not have a big collection (probably about 20-30). I have ripped the Cd layer of many of these SACDs (got a problem with my fav Ella and Louis though). I dont spin any discs any more. Seems not worth the trouble. I do think the SB3 is not totally jitter free, but the kind of jitter it has is not 'objectionable'. It has a different sound than CD players and I can understand if people compare it to the LP. In order to compare LP and SB we need somebody with an audiophile LP and equivalent Cd to compare this on a high-end system.