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    Reavon UBR-X200 4K UHD Universal Disc Player

    You make good points. SACD does indeed max out at 5.1 channels (I only use 4.1 or 4.0). Your point about HDMI versus analog applies to Oppo players as well as Reavon, Sony, Panasonic etc, and to CD as well as SACD. You are then balancing whether the DAC setup in the player sounds better or...
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    Reavon UBR-X200 4K UHD Universal Disc Player

    Ha! My life savings went on the Reavon ... and I can no longer afford mega expensive. I do feed a Marantz AV pre-processor, the AV8800, which sports no less than eight two-channel DACs from Asahi Kasei Microdevices (AKM). Based on the specifications, these outclass the Burr-Brown DACs in the...
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    Reavon UBR-X200 4K UHD Universal Disc Player

    When I wrote that first post, I was very impressed with CD analog and 4K video playback over dual HDMI cables, and had yet to discover how woeful SACD playback is THROUGH 7.1 CHANNEL ANALOGUE OUTPUTS. This does not disqualify the Reavon if you are happy to play SACD through HDMI (but you might...
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    Reavon UBR-X200 4K UHD Universal Disc Player

    Thanks the welcome! And I do not work for Reavon. In fact, I am highly critical of Reavon for its pathetic implementation of SACD playback through analogue channels. IT DOWNCONVERTS TO CD QUALITY. I bought my Reavon UBR X200 after my Marantz AV8400 stumbled when playing BluRay and SACD...
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    Reavon UBR-X200 4K UHD Universal Disc Player

    The renowned English conductor Sir Thomas Beecham was once asked what he thought of Herbert von Karajan. "Oh, he is a sort of musical Malcolm Sargent" came the reply, thereby damning both with faint praise. Herbert did strive for beautiful sound and happily used the latest technology. Have a...
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    Reavon UBR-X200 4K UHD Universal Disc Player

    I would like to comment on some of the posts! First, while SACD never became the replacement for CD that Philips intended nearly 25 years ago, it is still going strongly in the classical music space. For example, the British on-line retailer Presto has over 4,000 titles available on SACD...
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