Recently, I had a friend over. He wanted to hear some new speakers I had gotten (ACI 25th Anniversary Sapphires). He brought over some of his music that he was familiar with to demo the speaks. He specifically brought over Eric Clapton Unplugged, some Patricia Barber amongst others. I don't have the Clapton disc, and have actually never heard it played on a decent system. To say the sound was breathtaking was an understatement. I couldn't believe a redbook CD could sound so good. It was truly amazing. We listened to a lot of SACD, specifically the new live Alison Krauss two disc set, which sounds amazing as well. Tonight I was listening to the first Blues Traveler album which I feel is impeccably recorded. Instantly I was transported back in time 13 years to my college days when this was a staple amongst my college buddies. Arguably the recording sounded as good, if not better, than some of my SACD's that I have in my collection, namely my Aerosmith greatest hits set, Ryan Adams "Gold" and Billy Joel's "52nd Street". Now I know these may not be the hallmarks of SACD fidelity, but does anyone out there think that the BEST redbook recordings could be confused for SACD in a blind listening test? Don't get me wrong, I LOVE SACD, but feel there are some redbook CD's in my collection that are recorded EXTREMELY well and I would compare them favorably with some of my hi-rez releases. Thoughts?