SACDs - Where to Buy

I'm a bit behind the physical media curve and just starting to get into SACDs. I probably won't buy many as have a fairly extensive library of ALAC files. I do want some all time faves available to play in SACD players where I don't have access to the computer with my ALAC files. I know I can burn the ALACs to a USB drive (for example) and play through my Oppo, but still want a few choice discs around for living room listening. I'm finding locations with SACDs that have good descriptors, etc. is hard to find. I did buy some recently from Music Direct, but any other solid (easy to search, well organized) sites I should be looking at?
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  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 1,567
    following B)
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  • delkaldelkal Posts: 330
    Ebay.........but you will pay way too much.
  • JaybeezJaybeez Posts: 683
    Clipdat wrote: »

    I’ll check them out again but I looked at briefly and found the site low in terms of user friendliness. I may need to spend more time there. Thanks!
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,811
    edited February 28
    Agreed 100%, the website design sucks.
    Jaybeez wrote: »
    I’ll check them out again but I looked at briefly and found the site low in terms of user friendliness. I may need to spend more time there. Thanks!

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  • headrottheadrott Posts: 5,338
    edited February 28
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    Taken from a recent Audioholics reply regarding "Club Polk" and Polk speakers:

    "I'm yet to hear a Polk speaker that merits more than a sentence and 60 seconds discussion." :\

    "Green leaves reveal the heart spoken Khatru"- Jon Anderson

    "Have A Little Faith! And Everything You'll Face, Will Jump From Out Right On Into Place! Yeah! Take A Little Time! And Everything You'll Find, Will Move From Gloom Right On Into Shine!"- Arthur Lee
  • JaybeezJaybeez Posts: 683
    headrott wrote: »

    Thanks. I ordered my first batch from Music Direct but will check the others as well. The only issue with MD is that you're tempted to order other "goodies" as well, pushing up the "real price" of the SACDs!
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    "And these children that you spit on, as they try to change their worlds, are immune to your consultations. They're quite aware of what they're going through."
  • headrottheadrott Posts: 5,338
    No problem. Let us know what SACD's you pick up.
    Relayer-Big-O-Poster.jpg
    Taken from a recent Audioholics reply regarding "Club Polk" and Polk speakers:

    "I'm yet to hear a Polk speaker that merits more than a sentence and 60 seconds discussion." :\

    "Green leaves reveal the heart spoken Khatru"- Jon Anderson

    "Have A Little Faith! And Everything You'll Face, Will Jump From Out Right On Into Place! Yeah! Take A Little Time! And Everything You'll Find, Will Move From Gloom Right On Into Shine!"- Arthur Lee
  • dr1978dr1978 Posts: 205
    Has anyone bought Blueray Audio discs before? Can they be played on any Blueray player, and is the sound quality comparable to SACD and/or DVD-A?
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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,516
    dr1978 wrote: »
    Has anyone bought Blueray Audio discs before? Can they be played on any Blueray player, and is the sound quality comparable to SACD and/or DVD-A?

    I have 4 Yes albums on Blu-Ray audio. I think they sound phenomenal. I believe that they will play on any Blu-Ray player, but I am not sure of this. I don't have any of these same titles on SACD for a direct comparison, but they stand up to any of the other SACD titles I own.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 11,154
    edited March 1
    Viking64 wrote: »
    dr1978 wrote: »
    Has anyone bought Blueray Audio discs before? Can they be played on any Blueray player, and is the sound quality comparable to SACD and/or DVD-A?

    I have 4 Yes albums on Blu-Ray audio. I think they sound phenomenal. I believe that they will play on any Blu-Ray player.

    YES
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,516
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    YES
    WHO?
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 464
    No. Yes
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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,516
    audioluvr wrote: »
    No. Yes

    YES, YES. I have 4. QUEEN!
  • JaybeezJaybeez Posts: 683
    headrott wrote: »
    No problem. Let us know what SACD's you pick up.

    First 3 are Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms and Roxy Music - Avalon (Japanese single layer SACD) and Doobie Brothers - Captain and Me (Hybrid).

    I have all 3 on vinyl and CD, but listen pretty often and the recording quality on all is quite good, so expecting pure bliss on SACD.
    Living Room (HT):Denon AVR X-3000 ; LSiM 703 ; LSiM 704C ; FXi4s ; Sub – Rhythmik F12SE

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    "And these children that you spit on, as they try to change their worlds, are immune to your consultations. They're quite aware of what they're going through."
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,811
    I want "Santana - Abraxas" SACD but I don't want to pay for it :lol:
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  • JaybeezJaybeez Posts: 683
    Clipdat wrote: »
    I want "Santana - Abraxas" SACD but I don't want to pay for it :lol:

    I have that one in my cart on one of the sites!
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    "And these children that you spit on, as they try to change their worlds, are immune to your consultations. They're quite aware of what they're going through."
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 40,508
    edited March 1
    Jaybeez wrote: »
    headrott wrote: »
    No problem. Let us know what SACD's you pick up.

    First 3 are Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms and Roxy Music - Avalon (Japanese single layer SACD) and Doobie Brothers - Captain and Me (Hybrid).

    I have all 3 on vinyl and CD, but listen pretty often and the recording quality on all is quite good, so expecting pure bliss on SACD.

    Avalon sounds stellar. Did you get the Japanese SHM-SACD or the MoFi of BIA?
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  • JaybeezJaybeez Posts: 683
    F1nut wrote: »
    Jaybeez wrote: »
    headrott wrote: »
    No problem. Let us know what SACD's you pick up.

    First 3 are Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms and Roxy Music - Avalon (Japanese single layer SACD) and Doobie Brothers - Captain and Me (Hybrid).

    I have all 3 on vinyl and CD, but listen pretty often and the recording quality on all is quite good, so expecting pure bliss on SACD.

    Avalon sounds stellar. Did you get the Japanese SHM-SACD or the MoFi of BIA?

    Japanese. I literally can't wait for the Hammond B3 jam at the end of BIA!
    Living Room (HT):Denon AVR X-3000 ; LSiM 703 ; LSiM 704C ; FXi4s ; Sub – Rhythmik F12SE

    2 Channel Studio: Marantz PM8004 Integrated ; Marantz SA8004 ; Music Hall MMF 7.3TT w/Ortofon Bronze; Schiit Bifrost DAC ; Ascend Acoustics Sierra 2s ; Rythmik F12SE

    "And these children that you spit on, as they try to change their worlds, are immune to your consultations. They're quite aware of what they're going through."
  • headrottheadrott Posts: 5,338
    edited March 2
    Jaybeez wrote: »
    headrott wrote: »
    No problem. Let us know what SACD's you pick up.

    First 3 are Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms and Roxy Music - Avalon (Japanese single layer SACD) and Doobie Brothers - Captain and Me (Hybrid).

    I have all 3 on vinyl and CD, but listen pretty often and the recording quality on all is quite good, so expecting pure bliss on SACD.

    You got some great ones. One thing, since you got the SHM-SACD of Brothers In Arms, it is the European master and "Why Worry" is the edited version of the song.

    I love the mastering of the SHM-SACD more than the MoFi version, but I want the last part of "Why Worry" on the SACD, so I recommend the MoFi version for that reason. Maybe you don't mind, however.
    F1nut wrote: »
    Jaybeez wrote: »
    headrott wrote: »
    No problem. Let us know what SACD's you pick up.

    First 3 are Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms and Roxy Music - Avalon (Japanese single layer SACD) and Doobie Brothers - Captain and Me (Hybrid).

    I have all 3 on vinyl and CD, but listen pretty often and the recording quality on all is quite good, so expecting pure bliss on SACD.

    Avalon sounds stellar. Did you get the Japanese SHM-SACD or the MoFi of BIA?

    Agreed Jesse. Avalon is one of the best SHM-SACD's out there.
    Post edited by headrott on
    Relayer-Big-O-Poster.jpg
    Taken from a recent Audioholics reply regarding "Club Polk" and Polk speakers:

    "I'm yet to hear a Polk speaker that merits more than a sentence and 60 seconds discussion." :\

    "Green leaves reveal the heart spoken Khatru"- Jon Anderson

    "Have A Little Faith! And Everything You'll Face, Will Jump From Out Right On Into Place! Yeah! Take A Little Time! And Everything You'll Find, Will Move From Gloom Right On Into Shine!"- Arthur Lee
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,811
    Made a SACD order from Acoustic Sounds:

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  • JaybeezJaybeez Posts: 683
    Yeah, I bought a few from them also including Allman Brothers - Brothers and Sisters ; Doors - LA Woman ; Santana - Abraxas

    I also have a few other used ones in process including a boxed / immersion set of Dark Side of the Moon.
    Living Room (HT):Denon AVR X-3000 ; LSiM 703 ; LSiM 704C ; FXi4s ; Sub – Rhythmik F12SE

    2 Channel Studio: Marantz PM8004 Integrated ; Marantz SA8004 ; Music Hall MMF 7.3TT w/Ortofon Bronze; Schiit Bifrost DAC ; Ascend Acoustics Sierra 2s ; Rythmik F12SE

    "And these children that you spit on, as they try to change their worlds, are immune to your consultations. They're quite aware of what they're going through."
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,516
    I just listened to my Japanese SACD of Roxy Music - "Avalon". That album has a lot of understated guitar work and on this disc, it seems to take on a new life of it's own. It sort of weaves in and out of the various percussion instruments that "dance" around the soundstage. (Hopefully that didn't sound TOO pretentious?)
  • verbverb Posts: 3,681
    Viking64 wrote: »
    I just listened to my Japanese SACD of Roxy Music - "Avalon". That album has a lot of understated guitar work and on this disc, it seems to take on a new life of it's own. It sort of weaves in and out of the various percussion instruments that "dance" around the soundstage. (Hopefully that didn't sound TOO pretentious?)

    A bit of audiophile condescension, but hey we all know the real Captain Jim! :smiley:
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  • verbverb Posts: 3,681
    BTW I just picked up a minty Oppo BDP-95. SACD and DVD-A rabbit hole I go!
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    Office: PC, Cambridge CD transport, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, Polk PSWi225 wireless sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Auris BluMe, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,516
    verb wrote: »
    BTW I just picked up a minty Oppo BDP-95. SACD and DVD-A rabbit hole I go!

    Someone *cough* on this forum *cough* has a factory sealed *cough* "Best of Scorpions" SACD *cough* that has NO PRICE TAG *cough* and a double of the same *cough* title. B) o:)
  • verbverb Posts: 3,681
    Nice! *cough* I'll take it! *cough* PM *cough* forthcoming! *cough, cough* :smiley:
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    Office: PC, Cambridge CD transport, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, Polk PSWi225 wireless sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Auris BluMe, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • verbverb Posts: 3,681
    I just ordered this from Amazon:
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    Office: PC, Cambridge CD transport, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, Polk PSWi225 wireless sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Auris BluMe, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,516
    I have something similar. No comic, though. poupe.
  • verbverb Posts: 3,681
    I had a big kick on comics/graphic novels back in the day. This one looks pretty cool. Image from Google:
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    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, VTL 2.5 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Cambridge CD transport, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, Polk PSWi225 wireless sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Auris BluMe, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
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