CD/SA-CD Players

I didn't know that expensive cd players were even a thing before joining this forum. At this point I'm just either playing vinyl or streaming. I do have a pretty extensive cd collection, but no SA-CD's. Would it be worth my while to eventually get a decent player even if I may end up with a very limited selection of SA-CD's?
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  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 8,817
    Absolutely. Even though it seems that streaming is the new thing.....a solid CD player or transport just has an edge over that. IMHO.....But! There are a few builders that have the best of both worlds in one chassis.
  • dr1978dr1978 Posts: 38
    I've also just been learning about DAC. Are you referring to SA-CD players that also have that feature?
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 8,301
    Rabbit hole opening....
  • dr1978dr1978 Posts: 38
    And I guess what I was getting at originally is would I see much improvement in using a dedicated cd player rather than just a dvd or blueray player for listening to cd's
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 910
    110% yes, absolutely.
    dr1978 wrote: »
    And I guess what I was getting at originally is would I see much improvement in using a dedicated cd player rather than just a dvd or blueray player for listening to cd's

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  • dr1978dr1978 Posts: 38
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Rabbit hole opening....

    Tell me about it. I've already pushed my wife just about to the limit. I'm probably a good year away from taking the next step. Or so I think now....
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 8,301
    edited December 2017
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 38,507
    dr1978 wrote: »
    And I guess what I was getting at originally is would I see much improvement in using a dedicated cd player rather than just a dvd or blueray player for listening to cd's

    Some people will say no. Rest assured, they have never heard a really good CD/SACD player.
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  • dr1978dr1978 Posts: 38
    pitdogg2 wrote: »

    Not sure if I should consider this helpful or unhelpful! But yeah, I noticed that. Bad timing
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  • dr1978dr1978 Posts: 38
    edited December 2017
    Clipdat wrote: »
    110% yes, absolutely.
    dr1978 wrote: »
    And I guess what I was getting at originally is would I see much improvement in using a dedicated cd player rather than just a dvd or blueray player for listening to cd's

    I do regret offloading a good chunk of my cd's at our garage sale. I just figured those days were behind me since I didn't really have anywhere to play them besides a car.
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  • dr1978dr1978 Posts: 38
    F1nut wrote: »
    dr1978 wrote: »
    And I guess what I was getting at originally is would I see much improvement in using a dedicated cd player rather than just a dvd or blueray player for listening to cd's

    Some people will say no. Rest assured, they have never heard a really good CD/SACD player.

    At what point does a CD/SA-CD player become really good? I'm trying to set a priority list at this point. New front speakers, external app, power supply, cd player, DAC...one item a year would make sense.
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  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 8,817
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Rabbit hole opening....

    Let him take a peek before scaring him off....
  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 5,758
    Yes. Sacd

    And get a dedicated player
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 910
    Exactly. The Pioneer SACD player for sale here will mop the floor with most universal players. Dare I say it would even compete favorably with an OPPO for sound quality.
    F1nut wrote: »
    Some people will say no. Rest assured, they have never heard a really good CD/SACD player.

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  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 9,521
    Joey, how are you. I got kicked off AA, so I haven’t seen any of your posts. Careful what you say about the parasitic maggot who runs that site. His sycophants are on other audio sites. LOL.
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 38,507
    dr1978 wrote: »
    F1nut wrote: »
    dr1978 wrote: »
    And I guess what I was getting at originally is would I see much improvement in using a dedicated cd player rather than just a dvd or blueray player for listening to cd's

    Some people will say no. Rest assured, they have never heard a really good CD/SACD player.

    At what point does a CD/SA-CD player become really good? I'm trying to set a priority list at this point. New front speakers, external app, power supply, cd player, DAC...one item a year would make sense.

    Around a grand will get you a good player, around 3k will get you a damn good player. BTW, you don't need a DAC with a good player.
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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 3,454
    I have an Oppo and a Cambridge SUX. I dont spend nearly as much time with them as I would like. I am mostly listening to FLAC rips. But I am looking forward to getting a Marantz dedicated player as oppesed to the "universals" that I have. Word on the street is a dedicated player will take it to another level.
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  • nbrowsernbrowser Posts: 7,146
    I honestly didn't know what a decent CDP sounded like til someone here suggested I get my ears on a "basic" Marantz. Enter my CD6004 in my main system, absolutely fine sounding player and managed to make an old iPod sound quite decent too. That said however it's not the be all end all. I have a couple of more versatile disc spinners in the house, a Oppo BDP-93 universal player and a Pioneer DV-45A DVD/CD/SACD player and I do have a couple of SACDs that they will play, sounds great but my usual music is limited on SACD so in my situation...the CD6004 can do redbook discs better than the other two spinners as it's dedicated to CDs.

    That all being said...it's best to do some reading and learning, sure you can go spend tons of money on a disc player or in my case, a nice "budget" player like the CD6004 that does indeed punch well above it's weight in the sound quality department. Sure I could hook up an external DAC to it but honestly it sounds great on it's own. That's my opinion only and thanks to F1nut for pointing me in that direction.

    But it also depends on the rest of your system, cables, speakers, pre/pro/receiver? etc. tons of variables. When I first popped up on this forum I was green, now I'm bit more educated...just have an open mind and don't be afraid to take...risks, cause in this world you really never know what a component will do until it's inserted into your audio system and allowed to make itself known.
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  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,474
    edited December 2017
    nbrowser wrote: »
    That all being said...it's best to do some reading and learning, sure you can go spend tons of money on a disc player or in my case, a nice "budget" player like the CD6004 that does indeed punch well above it's weight in the sound quality department. Sure I could hook up an external DAC to it but honestly it sounds great on it's own. That's my opinion only and thanks to F1nut for pointing me in that direction.

    But it also depends on the rest of your system, cables, speakers, pre/pro/receiver? etc. tons of variables. When I first popped up on this forum I was green, now I'm bit more educated...just have an open mind and don't be afraid to take...risks, cause in this world you really never know what a component will do until it's inserted into your audio system and allowed to make itself known.

    This^^^^^^^^

    You’re talking one piece of gear a year, that sounds like a pretty tight budget, is your system more 2 channel or a 5.1 Home Theater as well?

    Your question could be answered better with knowing what else you are running, and knowing what your budget is..

    I also agree that Pioneer would be a great starting point, hell you might keep it forever..EDIT: the Pioneer Sold...

    For me I wanted a player that would play all my formats ( CD, SACD, DVD-A, BluRay Audio ) I also don’t have the room for multiple players so I have the OPPO 205..

    As stated get your read/learn on, find a path that works for you and your wallet..



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  • EmlynEmlyn Posts: 1,940
    Music Direct has been selling the Marantz SA8005 for $899. That is a solid SACD/CD player and high quality DAC all in one. Build quality and sound quality are above its normal selling price of $1199.

    https://www.musicdirect.com/dac/marantz-sa8005-sacdcd-player

    The Oppo 205 is also a solid choice for more money as it does more. The sound quality has been improved a little bit from the previous 105.

    What you are playing a source into makes a big difference in what source you would see a benefit from. If it is a home theater receiver you could set your sights lower in price for a source component. If it is a dedicated two channel preamp you could go higher. The DAC in a high quality home theater receiver can actually be reasonably good these days so you could stream to that and spend money on better speakers. If you are planning on new speakers that is where I would recommend starting for the most improvement.

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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 28,034
    dr1978 wrote: »
    F1nut wrote: »
    dr1978 wrote: »
    And I guess what I was getting at originally is would I see much improvement in using a dedicated cd player rather than just a dvd or blueray player for listening to cd's

    Some people will say no. Rest assured, they have never heard a really good CD/SACD player.

    At what point does a CD/SA-CD player become really good? I'm trying to set a priority list at this point. New front speakers, external app, power supply, cd player, DAC...one item a year would make sense.

    Depends....how much coin you want to dedicate to each. My advice is to buy used as you'll get more bang for your buck. Audio gear loses value like a new car rolling off the lot.

    I would also suggest to get your read on before making decisions. Go through some old posts on subjects your interested in, get a feel for the direction you want to go.
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  • dr1978dr1978 Posts: 38
    I appreciate all of the comments. I'm definitely planning on taking it slow and making sure I do my research before any next steps. I have 4 kids (step-daughter in college, step-son in HS, and my two boys who just entered elementary) and we've been making it work with just one income while the little ones were at home. So over the past few years I've basically spent no money on myself aside from the occasional record or concert. Oh, and beer. But I do the budget so that gets slotted in with food and water!

    This journey all started when I picked up a set of Polk RM95 at a garage sale for $10. I then opened up the checkbook for a PSW450 sub through facebook marketplace, and then went to Best Buy to pick up an entry level Sony AVR and a cheap audio technica turntable. At that point I thought I was set for life after spending under $350. Then came the itch...

    My setup was a decent upgrade from the soundbar that I previously had, but especially for music listening, I wanted more. Within the last couple months my wife picked up a part time job and I got a promotion at work, so that gave me some wiggle room. I did some research here and ended up getting a pair of used S20's, and shortly after that, buying a new S35 center. This was a very noticeable upgrade, but it still seemed like there was still some oomph missing. That's when I started researching AVR's and I realized that I made a mistake by jumping on the Sony (str-dh550). I poked around the classifieds here for a bit, but ended up settling on a Marantz SR5011 from A4L. That should arrive sometime tomorrow. Thanks to Skip and Clipdat for helping point me in the right direction.

    So that's where I'm at. I just updated my signature to show my setup. Going forward I'd love to have a 5.1/7.1 HT setup in the living room, and then a separate 2-channel setup dedicated to music. But our current house wouldn't really allow for that. So my plan is to make purchases at a relatively slow rate, that would allow me to go into either direction. There's about a 50/50 chance we'll be moving in a couple years once my step-son graduates high school, so I'm trying to keep the option of two setups open. And I think I'm in a pretty good place for that. Really as far as HT goes, I think I'll be fine once I get the new receiver in place. We aren't that big into movies anyway. So if we move to a new place with more space, I can keep that setup the same and then buy a pair of tower speakers and an amp. Or if we stay in this house long term, I can just put the towers up front and bump the S20's to the side, and RM8's to the back. However, I'm assuming I would need an amp to help drive all of that, and I'm guessing an amp I get for that purpose might not be interchangeable with something I'd get for a 2-channel setup, so that's where I might have to hold off for a while until the house thing gets settled. That's why I'm inquiring about the SACD-CD player (good point Skip on being sure that my music is even available in that format). That or an upgraded turntable will probably be my next move.

    That said, from here on out I don't want to make any purchases until I have a firm understanding of what specs I should be looking at, what they mean, how results can differ based on interactions between equipment, room treatments...all of the fun stuff. With that in mind, does anyone know of a good online resource that is dedicated towards teaching this stuff? I love reading the posts here, they're both entertaining and informational, but I'm only learning so much from the bits & pieces and anecdotal stories. I really need a high level explanation, and then detail on each link of the chain. So if anyone has recommendations for that type of material I would greatly appreciate it.

    Sorry for the novel!
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  • EmlynEmlyn Posts: 1,940
    Edit: just saw the OP's equipment list. I'd go with the Marantz SA8005 to go with the Marantz receiver which is a good one. Or go with the Polk Signature S60 floorstanders if looking for a speaker upgrade first instead.
    1. Polk LSiM707, 704C, 703; Dual SVS SB2000 subwoofers; Marantz SR7011 receiver; Parasound A23 amp; Oppo 205; Toshiba HD-DVD Player; Sony 65" 4K TV; FIOS; PS Audio Power Plant Premier; MIT S2 cables
    2. JM Labs Electra 920.1; Parasound JC2 Preamp; Parasound A21; Sony HAP-Z1ES; Oppo 105D; Music Hall MMF7 and Acoustech phono pre; PS Audio P1000; MIT S1 Cables
    3. Polk LSiM703; Pioneer Elite SC97 receiver; Oppo 203; Squeezebox Touch; MIT S3 cables
  • dr1978dr1978 Posts: 38
    tonyb wrote: »
    dr1978 wrote: »
    F1nut wrote: »
    dr1978 wrote: »
    And I guess what I was getting at originally is would I see much improvement in using a dedicated cd player rather than just a dvd or blueray player for listening to cd's

    Some people will say no. Rest assured, they have never heard a really good CD/SACD player.

    At what point does a CD/SA-CD player become really good? I'm trying to set a priority list at this point. New front speakers, external app, power supply, cd player, DAC...one item a year would make sense.

    Depends....how much coin you want to dedicate to each. My advice is to buy used as you'll get more bang for your buck. Audio gear loses value like a new car rolling off the lot.

    I would also suggest to get your read on before making decisions. Go through some old posts on subjects your interested in, get a feel for the direction you want to go.

    Advice well taken. And yeah, I'm pretty sure I'll be in the used market for most if not all of the electronic equipment on my list.
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  • voltzvoltz Posts: 4,702
    DSkip wrote: »
    Don't invest in an SACD player for SACD unless you know the music you listen to is available in the format. Some SACD players like the Marantz SA-14s1 are excellent spinners but also operate as digital hubs for other sources.

    Don't throw money at anything until you get your read on concerning all things audio. You are about to venture down a very long road of enlightenment.

    ^^^^^^
    This is excellent advise!

    I have the Marantz SA-8005 SACD player and love it but...the cost of SACD's are not cheap. check out the prices of most SACD's here

    http://store.acousticsounds.com/index.cfm?get=topsellers&Top_Count=200&field_cat=4
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  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 12,725
    edited December 2017
    dr1978 wrote: »
    And I guess what I was getting at originally is would I see much improvement in using a dedicated cd player rather than just a dvd or blueray player for listening to cd's

    It all depends on how good your ears are, and how well you know the music that you listen to.

    I have both a Rotel RCD-1072 cd player and a Oppo 103 BR universal player. The Rotel does have a better sound over the Oppo for cd's, but it is not night and day difference better.

    If my Rotel broke, I wouldn't be in a big rush to get a new cd player.

    I just read the complete thread and in your situation I would get a universal player just to cover all your bases for right now and have flexibility.

    I also didn't see a sub listed, that would be my next purchase since it would help with both music and movies. Check out SVS or Amazon

    https://www.amazon.com/SVS-SB12-NSD-400-watt-Controlled-Subwoofer/dp/B009F8Y7SO/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1514572489&sr=8-3&keywords=svs

    https://www.svsound.com/collections/outlet-specials
    Post edited by cfrizz on
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  • dr1978dr1978 Posts: 38
    Considering the price of a very good standalone player, I just might be looking for a universal to hold me over until we're empty nesters! So thanks for the recommendation.

    I do have a Polk PSW450 subwoofer. When it's time to move on from that I'll definitely be checking out svs.
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  • dr1978dr1978 Posts: 38
    voltz wrote: »
    DSkip wrote: »
    Don't invest in an SACD player for SACD unless you know the music you listen to is available in the format. Some SACD players like the Marantz SA-14s1 are excellent spinners but also operate as digital hubs for other sources.

    Don't throw money at anything until you get your read on concerning all things audio. You are about to venture down a very long road of enlightenment.

    ^^^^^^
    This is excellent advise!

    I have the Marantz SA-8005 SACD player and love it but...the cost of SACD's are not cheap. check out the prices of most SACD's here

    http://store.acousticsounds.com/index.cfm?get=topsellers&Top_Count=200&field_cat=4

    Awesome, thanks for the resource
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  • dr1978dr1978 Posts: 38
    Emlyn wrote: »
    Edit: just saw the OP's equipment list. I'd go with the Marantz SA8005 to go with the Marantz receiver which is a good one. Or go with the Polk Signature S60 floorstanders if looking for a speaker upgrade first instead.

    If I'm sticking with one setup then I probably will just add the S60's. But if I end up going with a 2 channel I'm thinking more along the lines of the lsim705 or 707.
    Marantz SR5011, Polk S20 Main Speakers, Polk S35 Center, Polk RM8 Surround, Polk PSW450 Subwoofer, Audio Technica AT-LP60 Turntable, Sony DVP-NC875V SACD/CD Player
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