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SACD-CD Player Compatibility (Linn)

Discussion in 'Music & Music Streaming Services' started by rnjones, Apr 5, 2003.

  1. rnjones

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    Hi I just bought Dark Side of the Moon 30th aniversary SACD from Tescos, £9.97.

    However it have tried to play it on my 8 year old Linn Mimik CD player and it wont recognise the disk :( .

    My Sony 735 DVD Player will read the disk, but it sounds so inferior to the Linn its not worth the effort.

    Has anyone else had problems playing SACD on a normal CD machine?

    Rog
     
  2. keiths

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    Hi,

    I've tried my copy on my Arcam 170 transport which is a few years older thank your Mimik and it plays without problem. Have you any other hybrid SACDs to try on your Linn?
     
  3. rnjones

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    Hi Keith, no I havent bought any other discs yet. I have emailed Linn to ask them for their thoughts.

    Cheers
    Rog
     
  4. Rachael Bitchlist

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    Rog, I haven't had a player turn it's nose up on a hybrid yet. My Pioneer Elite stable platter player loves them and so does my mom's 80's Magnavox antigue. Tosiba DVD players have a rep for difficulty or failure with hybrids. I've yet to hit a snag and I have about 100+ hybrids. My mom's portable played one to satisfy my curiosity. My DVD players like them. You said your player is 8 years old, maybe it's getting a bit out of spec in some respect? Maybe you start plotting to get a bitchin' SACD player. I heard DARK SIDE OF THE MOON in 5.1 for the first time last night. Hot dam, I have a renewed intrest in M/C! Best wishes!;)
     
  5. rnjones

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    Rachael, thanks for the info. I have been experimenting some of saturday afternoon. The DSOTM SACD works in my car (3 year old Audi), on my 6 year old Sony CD Walkman.

    Now I have two discs with CD Rom tracks on them. Apollo 440 (sorry) and David Gray (its hers not mine). Neither of these play on the Linn. I have made (personal) CD-Rs of both Discs and these play quite happily.

    So I reckon the Linn doesnt like some part of the root data on those CD's and the SACD.

    What I am hoping is that Linn will reply and I can get a firmware upgrade to fix this issue.

    As for the SACD player. I dont need much of an excuse. Looking around at the Universal players on the market. Seems the Pioneer 757 is viewed as being the best. However I will wait for the new Linn and Denon before deciding.

    Cheers Rog
     

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