Best DVD-Audio Player.

stuartk

Active Member
Hi everyone,

What would you go for when looking for a Blu-Ray player with a strong emphasis on DVD-Audio, SACD sound reproduction.

My Pioneer BDP-450 Blu-Ray player’s display has died but I would like to upgrade my player to something that is better sonically if that’s possible .

Which player or manufacturer would you recommend for around the £300-£400 Mark.

I would even consider a high end used one.

Thank you all in advance.

Stuart.
 

gibbsy

Moderator
At the moment you're going to be limited to Sony in your price range for a new unit. Used your may find something like the Pioneer BDP-LX58 or Marantz UD7007 to be within reach. Good SACD multi channel playback.

Marantz UD7007 Blu-Ray DVD Player | eBay
 

stuartk

Active Member
At the moment you're going to be limited to Sony in your price range for a new unit. Used your may find something like the Pioneer BDP-LX58 or Marantz UD7007 to be within reach. Good SACD multi channel playback.

Marantz UD7007 Blu-Ray DVD Player | eBay
Thanks you. I will keep a look out for those players.
my Pioneer is good I was thinking that there may be better out there but I suppose I’m limited due to price.
 

gibbsy

Moderator
The best audio players since the demise of Oppo is indeed, or rather was, Pioneer. The LX500, which I have, is the best audio performer of any blu ray player I've owned and I've had a few. Unfortunately all dealers have stopped taking orders for any Pioneer product.

It's been reported on the Forum by a member that both the LX500 and LX800 have been withdrawn with Onkyo, the parent company, being in serious financial trouble. Problem is that it is very difficult to find any definitive news about Pioneer's product. Another source has reported a major fire in a Japanese factory that supplies Pioneer which has resulted in supply chain problems. It's really hard getting any concrete information.
 

stuartk

Active Member
Thanks for that.
I had noticed that very few hifi dealers are selling blu-ray players or at least the good quality ones. It will be truly saddening if Pioneer stop completely.

I have a decent amount of DVD-A and SACD discs I would like to continue playing them in a good player.
 

gibbsy

Moderator
Thanks for that.
I had noticed that very few hifi dealers are selling blu-ray players or at least the good quality ones. It will be truly saddening if Pioneer stop completely.

I have a decent amount of DVD-A and SACD discs I would like to continue playing them in a good player.
SACD is not dead in the water, certainly not for two channel audio and there are some terrific standalone players that are far more capable than a UD disc spinner. DVD-A should be covered by most blu ray players. I have a Denon DCD 2500 as my main stereo SACD player and as the majority of my discs are stereo only, which I prefer, it does a brilliant job. There are plenty of SACD stereo players on the market.
 

fuzzybk

Active Member
If you can find a used one, my vote goes to an ARCAM DV139. It is a fantastic SACD/DVD Audio player.
 

jeanvaljean

Active Member
Primare BD32 would be mine...
 

jeanvaljean

Active Member
I also have to say, that I got modded OPPO 105D, changing about 120 parts for a better ones , Linnear Power Supply included. Oppo became as an excellent player for SACD and DVD audio, of course for CDs as well. XLR analog outputs were the main concern. It doesnt matter now, if I use Primare or Oppo, thay are on the same level.
 

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