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Len

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Ok So I now have a player capable of playing SACD. The sample discs sound very fine.... But where the hell can I get SACD's that have the kind of music you may want to listen to. PLAY have a very limited choice and don't seem to have added anything new for ages. I believe some Rolling Stones remastered stuff is due out... but where can I buy?

Does anyone actually own any decent SACD discs?

Come on... I'd like to hear from you.
 
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Tejpal

Guest
SACDs are very limited...

I cant tell alot of difference between CD and SACD.

The future is MP3 (or similar eg. WMA).. why wont manufacturers start developing good MP3 cd players !!! :mad: :mad:
 
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Yummy Fur

Guest
Tejpal, I think you may have to compare CD's & DVD's on system with sufficent resolution to highlight the differences between the two, which IMHO are vast.....

I think MP3 is is a 'convenience' format, it's OK, but certainly not the highest of Fi......... There are quite a few DVD players that now replay MP3. I think 'good MP3 players' is probably a contradiction in terms...... :D

Yummy Fur
 

rjw

Member
Originally posted by Len
I believe some Rolling Stones remastered stuff is due out... but where can I buy?

I picked my Rolling Stones one up from HMV. MVC had them cheap online.
 

dave48

Active Member
The future has to be lossless formats - MP3 is c**p for anything other than convenience use since it is throwing away data that represents "real" sound. Nothing to stop you using a PC as the main music source - I use Windows Media Player with a Pro soundcard and it sounds stunning. If you want to save disk space, something like Monkey's Audio Compression is a possible way to go.

Dave48
 
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Yummy Fur

Guest
dave48, I think you're right..... pretty pointless throwing away source material, then spending a fortune to reproduce what's left!

I said earlier-

Tejpal, I think you may have to compare CD's & DVD's on system with sufficent resolution to highlight the differences between the two, which IMHO are vast.....

Of course I meant to say CD's & SACD's.... , I'm sure you were all smart enough to spot my mistake, but far to polite to point it out :D

Yummy Fur
 

alexs2

Distinguished Member
If you cant tell the difference between CD and SACD,and also think the future of music etc lies with MP3....then either you haven't heard them all on a suitable system,or you really enjoy lo-fi home theatre.
 
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eddiea

Guest
Len

I've got about a dozen SACDs, and do not intend to buy any more as I do not think a product that is only available on the internet or by post will ever take off, yes there a few titles in the shops but not on a dedicated display and the average record shop assistant has never heard of SACD.

Some web sources that I have used are as follows, good luck.

www.euphoricsounds.com
www.amazon.co.uk
www.superaudio-cd.com
www.telarc.com
www.highfidelityreview.com/reviews/sacd.asp
www.elusivedisc.com
http://interprod5.imgusa.com/son-403/i_Searchpage.asp
 
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Len

Guest
Thanks Eddiea

That is exactly what I was looking for.... Shame I had to wade through so much pap about MP3s :)
 

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