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What is SACD?

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RE: What is SACD?

But is the difference the rematering or the 24bit?

 

Going forward and even now there is far more as downloads and they tend to be far cheaper, SACDs were only a limited release so anything rare will cost much more, for instance the cheapest Abraxus sacd I can find is £117 but I can get a HDTracks download for £11. Plenty of others like the Doors and Miles Davis go for £50+ for SACDs but again HDtracks has them for about £11, these are all remastered. As for packaging you can download and print them off you you want but I know what you mean.

DSD is the next format.

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crusaderlord wrote:

text comes up for the album and tracks which is nothing really significant but i do like this fact

At least one CD player I have owned has done that, it's not limited to SACD. I think some mini-systems even do it, in the same way they scroll info about DAB across the display.

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crusaderlord wrote:

yes i can hear a difference in most cases and i like to know if have a great version.

text comes up for the album and tracks which is nothing really significant but i do like this fact

I have a couple with text: Jeff Buckley and Simon and Garfunkel box set. I've checked again and nowhere can I see anything referring to SACD.  

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plastic penguin wrote:
I've checked again and nowhere can I see anything referring to SACD.  

I'd have thought it would be pretty unlikely you'd have "accidentally" bought an SACD without knowing it, they're pretty clearly marked IME.

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Had an inkling someone would say that. Have to say the box-set sounds pants - 'orrible and "over mastered" if that's possible.

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plastic penguin wrote:

Had an inkling someone would say that.

CD Text btw is part of the original CD specifications, so the presence of that is not an indication of the disc being SACD.

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 Have to say the box-set sounds pants - 'orrible and "over mastered" if that's possible.

Entirely possible I'd say!

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yes CD text is available if your CD player will show it - the CD73 you have is great as it is a rare machine that actually shows it both for CD and SACD - i used to have one and really liked this.

most CDs dont seem to display any text but the CD37 does display text but only on SACD not CD - may seem strange but thats how it is

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crusaderlord wrote:
yes CD text is available if your CD player will show it - the CD73 you have is great as it is a rare machine that actually shows it both for CD and SACD - i used to have one and really liked this.

My car's CD player shows CD text. Well, for the most part at any rate, if there is any text on the CD the player usually gives up displaying it after three or four tracks.  It's not brilliant...