I think that SACD died the moment it came out in the 80's. Needed a new player, costs were higher and it was not marketed well at all. Audiophiles have kept it kind of on going through the years.
I own about 50 and just can't be bothered buying the new releases that MOFI put out as they are mostly 2 channel and not that spectacular. I am one that wished the format would have survived as I loved the 5.1 tracks.
The Who's 'Tommy' SACD Multi-Channel and NIN 'Downward Spiral' Multi-Channel SACD take you to a different place when you listen to them at a good volume!
Unfortunately it's a very expensive way of doing things...... which ultimately doesn't help the format.PS Audio believe SACD and DSD is what CD should have been from the start.
They, like Marantz, convert PCM to DSD in their SACD compatible disc players now.
Odd indeed when you consider betamax was technically better.....Just realized that and changed it... Thanks! Maybe I was thinking of laser discs..lol Anyway I was around for both laser and sacd releases and even the BETA/VHS wars! Funny how Sony lost both of sacd and Beta!
please keep this info coming. i could listen to ken for hours giving his views on hifi. i wonder what he could of achieved if given a cost no object budget and asked to make the best cd player and integrated amplifier full stop ?I know, I probably indeed have bookmarked a KI reference for-all-seasons. Been holding this back, but may as well share it now. Paraphrase, "We knew from the beginning CD standard was never good enough standard as true-Hi-Fi…":
A good single pic showing CD-7's internal view:please keep this info coming. i could listen to ken for hours giving his views on hifi. i wonder what he could of achieved if given a cost no object budget and asked to make the best cd player and integrated amplifier full stop ?
I see onsite review was published a few hours ago:Well it would appear that Luxman don't think so.
They have just released the D-10X, their flagship SACD player..... at a cool £14,999.
Up until the end, only eclipsed by Ruby edition, Ken maintained that his favourite "one of the most musical" player was his first Signature release, CD-63mkII KI:please keep this info coming. i could listen to ken for hours giving his views on hifi. i wonder what he could of achieved if given a cost no object budget and asked to make the best cd player and integrated amplifier full stop ?
They are still being produced. Don't know where you got the idea otherwise.....Bit late to the party, but I listened to an SACD for the first time last week and I thought it was absolutely fantastic. Best thing I've ever heard. The clarity is far improved over a standard CD, very obviously so as well. Seems like they have all been discontinued now so you have to buy them second hand, but I can see why someone would want such a player.
We were making such amazing progress in terms of audio in the 1980s and 1990s. We went from CD, to DAT, to HDCD, to SACD, then DVD-Audio; and then we abandoned it all to go back to the stone age and listen to a potato. On a telephone.
MOFI release a lot, keep an eye on Amazon etc. Many come from Japanese market.really?
Do you know where you can get them from or search for new releases?
Desperately trying to get my hands on some right now!