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Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by Mike Sloan, Aug 11, 2003.
Would like to buy a "carousel" (5-disc unit) that plays both DVD-A and SACD. Does this exist?
I am sure as soon as Panasonic has a low priced DVD-A/SACD combo they will have a 5 disk model too. If Pioneer does not beat them to it. My last 2 have been changers, and I don't know why. While I like the convenience, I rarely use it that way.
Mike, no universal carousel changers have been put on the market yet; they are all single-disc players. Dale alluded to Pioneer, and I could see Pioneer doing it first. Panasonic (parent company: Matsushita) looks to be firmly committed to DVD-Audio, so I don't expect a universal player of any kind from them any time soon.
I thought I remember seeing (in either S&V or SGHT) that Kenwood came out with a "mega-changer" that played both formats....?
I agree that Pioneer will probably be first to the shelves with a 'universal' carousel. Hopefully, we'll have other options from manufacturers--like Denon and Onkyo--that have single-disc 'universal' models.
I think Kenwood's changer handles SACD only.
Mike and Angelo, Kenwood released the DV-5900M 403-disc DVD-Audio changer a couple of years ago as part of its Sovereign line. I don't know if it is still in production, but that is the only hi-rez megachanger they have made. Around the same time, Kenwood released the DV-5700 carousel DVD-Audio changer.