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Anyone have SACD and DVD-Audio capability on their home system? I just got started with this stuff, and WOW is all I can say. I bought The Police: Every Breath You Take/The Classics in DTS surround, and Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon in SACD . . blows me away- it's like a whole new way to listen to music.
Problem is, the discs are kinda hard to find, and a good portion of those released are either classical or jazz. I was at Circuit City, and no one even knew what an SACD was
If anyone uses these, some recommendations on what I could buy and listen to would be cool!
Mostly both. They're definitely higher fidelity, because it's a different technology and a higher sampling rate than standard CD's. Many will have 5.1 multi-channel surround, but it's not a given, and actually, many audiophile purists don't like the fact that tracks that weren't originally recorded this way were altered in this manner. But the main point is that SACD's and DVD-Audio discs are much better and more faithful reproductions of the original recorded master track. And then some people feel that this is just another way for the industry to prevent piracy. But IMO, it's worth the expense, and these discs cost the same or not much more than regualr CD's.
These discs are also intermixed with regular CD's in retail stores, since many of them are "hybrid" CD's; meaning they can be played by a standard CD player in stereo, as well as a DVD/SACD player in 5.1 mode. The thing is, you may need six RCA cables to hook up from your DVD/SACD player to your receiver. Many recievers cannot decode the SACD digital signal via coax or optical. In this case, your player has to decode the signal, then send them along to your receiver via analog multi-channel connections of which there are 6: main left & right, surround left & right, center, and subwoofer.
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