Can I have some advice please. I have seen a new SACD coming out from my favourite band and have decided to buy a SACD player and ditch my unused Marantz SE 52. I have no other SACDs ........ But will now start to buy some.
i have a Fatman 202 Valve Amp, which I bought last year and which I love and Mission 701 speakers. I tend to play my CDs ripped at 320 through my IPod, Ipad or iPhone. I don't want or use surround sound.
I still have my old Rega Planer 2 Turntable but I don't use it. I have always appreciated good sounding HiFi systems but I am not prepared to spend thousands on the privilege. I have a bluray player.
So what to buy? Essentially I want a CD player that also plays SACD disks. I don't mind going second hand.
My budget is up to £300 but only if the difference moves the sound into a different league. I am really after a budget player.
I have seen a Sony SCD XE800 (new for 2012) for £13,0 rather than £180, does anyone have views on this or obviously alternatives?
I would also be interested in people's views on the Fatman - any good or is it fluff over substance?
Many thanks for any advice.