CD - Better or worse on SACD Player?

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  1. hunkiemunkey

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    Hello,

    I am looking to buy a stand-alone CD player becuase my DVD player (Samsung 511) isn't exactly brilliant at playing CD's!

    I am looking at either the Sony SCDXE670 (£129) which plays SACD's or the Sony CDPXE570 (£95) which doesn't.

    Will the 670 play regular CD's "better" then the 570 or will they be the same? I think the 570 could have better sound because it has less circuits; less interference, etc. And how do SACD's sound on the 670?

    Does anybody have any experience on either of these units?

    And lastly, how big a jump will the sound quality be from the DVD player to the CD player?

    Thanks

    John:rolleyes:
     
  2. buns

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    SHOULD be a big jump. Lower end dvd players tend to be very poor cd players.

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  3. WhyAyeMan

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    Get the 670, and then upgrade it later using an offboard DAC, which should dramatically improve the sound quality of both SACD and CD.
     
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    Hi,

    where are you getting that for £129?????

    Thanks

    Dave
     
  5. hunkiemunkey

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    Richer Sounds, £119 in black, and £129 in silver.

    What do you think of it?

    John
     
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    Cool,

    Thanks :)

    Not sure myself, never heard it. Just my current Sony CD player is a bit knackered and I could do with a new one :)

    Dave
     
  7. Stuart M. Robinson

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    pbirkett wrote:

    "Get the 670, and then upgrade it later using an offboard DAC, which should dramatically improve the sound quality of both SACD and CD."

    No SACD player, aside from a few esoteric models costing tens of thousands of pounds, can output DSD digitally, so an outboard DAC will do nothing for SACD playback.

    In my experience, unless you pay a fairly sizable amount, SACD players make terrible CD players. Mine certainly does.


    Stuart M. Robinson
    SMR Group - http://www.smr-group.co.uk/
     
  8. WhyAyeMan

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    I stand corrected then :)
     
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    ...you could always go for a Marantz SA-1...

    I personally prefer it for CDs against a LinnCD12 with Chord Dac64 for CDs...
     

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