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Best SACD players of 2014

Discussion in 'New Gear - Performance' started by Bigerik, Sep 29, 2014.

  1. Bigerik

    Bigerik AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    As SACD is far from dead, and actually seems to be enjoying a Renaissance in 2014, I thought it might be useful and helpful to have a thread dedicated to the best SACD players that are currently available in all price ranges.

    Only 2 rules:

    1) must be currently available for retail purchase

    2) must be pure DSD - no conversion to PCM along the way.

    So what ya got?
     
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  2. Sound Dragon

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    Any Oppo currently being sold.
     
  4. JohnMichael

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    I am enjoying my Sony XA5400 ES sacd player balanced into my Krell S-300i. Still available both through Sony and some online stores have picked it up.
     
  5. stoutblock

    stoutblock If it sounds good, it is good... Subscriber

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    The Yamaha CD-S3000. I have never heard it but I have the CD-S2000 and it is a great player. I had a Music Hall Maverick and it was a fine sounding player but the Yamaha was even better. I don't know if it is worth $6K but I bet the new CD-S3000 sounds mighty fine!
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  6. stopkidding

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    Perhaps the Yamaha CD-S2100? A lot of the technology from the 3000 at half the price.
     

     

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    What he said!
     
  8. stoutblock

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    sorry for the big picture....
     
  9. jblnut

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    Seconded. I continue to chase the analog dream and I have two very good vinyl rigs. And somehow the 5400 continues to be one of my favorite sources. It just makes everything sound so good and effortless. I don't listen to "it" if you know what I mean - it just gets out of the way.

    jblnut
     
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    Great bang for the buck. I own a BDP-95.
     
  11. Bigerik

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    Thanks guys. Going nicely. I think I might sticky this for a while.
     

     

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  12. Bigerik

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    And just to clarify, that can be best at any price point. I'd love to see some good $500 players on here too. If there is such a thing.
     
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    Don't be. I should be sorry. I drooled on your picture...
     
  14. Bigerik

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    I know that how something looks in side has no relationship to how it sounds, but damn, that Yamaha does look pretty!
     
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    Onkyo C-S5VL. Seems to no longer be available in the U.S. (so not sure if this counts), but they can be had new on Ebay, shipped from Japan, for about $600.
     
  16. Bigerik

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    Seems close enough to me. Good price too.
     

     

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  17. cfowler

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    Has anybody tested the Pioneer BD-160 or BD-179 Blu-Ray player's capabilities as a SACD player?
     
  18. estreeter

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    Can I throw this into any such comparison ?

    http://www.piyanas.com/?page_id=2689

    If I didnt already own the Oppo I would have been sorely tempted to give the LX55 a shot - it gets rave reviews and is much cheaper than the Oppo. The biggest complaints levelled against Pioneer and some of the other Japanese brands is that their gear is 'too polite' - I'll take that over 'rides roughshod over my music' anyday :D
     
  19. Bigerik

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    Anyone ever heard the new Pioneers?
     
  20. kcline

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    I just got in a Oppo BDP-105-D. I will be doing a shootout this weekend I hope, between it and my older Marantz DV-6001
     

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