Decent SACD player for cheap?

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  1. David Susilo

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    I'd like to know whether there is any cheaply priced but decent (of course) SACD player on the market? I don't need multi-channel. Just 2-ch for listening in my recording studio.
     
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    David,
    I'm not sure if it qualifies as good ( I haven't had a chance to audition yet) but futureshop is showing a sony model in this weeks flyer for 600 cdn... I'm not sure of the model or any details ( the flyer is vague) but I do believe that the unit is multi channel... funny thing is the flyer has a web id number on it 10007028 i believe but when you search on that ( at least last night) It came up blank...
    If you find out any more details before me could you post please!
    Thanks
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  3. KeithH

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    David, Sony recently released the SCD-CE775 multi-channel SACD carousel changer for $350 USD (the price at brick and mortar stores and Crutchfield; Oade Bros. and J&R Music World in the US sell it for less). Sony is also supposed to be releasing the SCD-XE670 single-disc, multi-channel SACD player for around $300 USD. Back in January at the CES, Sony announced that the 'XE670 would be out in September, but I have heard nothing more about it. That means I have not heard that Sony is cancelling it. Sony will also be releasing two budget interlaced DVD players with multi-channel SACD capability. The DVP-NS500V single-disc model will sell for around $300 USD, while the DVP-NC650V carousel changer will sell for about $400 USD. Both models should be out soon. All of Sony's current and forthcoming SACD players will have multi-channel capability, but they will all play CDs and stereo SACDs.
    If you looking for a good bargain in a stereo-only SACD player, you ought to try to track down the Sony SCD-C333ES carousel changer. It was discontinued recently. Although the original retail price of the 'C333ES was $1200 USD, dealers had been blowing them out a few weeks ago for $500-550 USD. I even heard that Good Guys on the west coast of the US was selling it for $400 USD recently. It's a steal at $550 USD, in my opinion. I have one in my second system, and it's an excellent component. Build quality is excellent, and it is an excellent CD player. SACDs, of course, sound fantastic.
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    I think the new Sony one will be this one
    http://www.crutchfield.com/cgi-bin/S-QeZxxv3rioL/ProdView.asp?s=0&c=4&g=54400&I=158DVS500V&o=M&a=0
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    Andrew, the 'NS500V will play DVDs as well as SACDs and CDs. One might observe better SACD/CD performance from a straight SACD/CD player since DVD players are often lacking for CD playback relative to dedicated CD players at a given price point. I would be curious to compare SACD and CD playback (using the analog outputs for CDs) on the 'CE775 to the forthcoming DVP-NC650V, both of which are carousel changers.
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  6. Jack Gilvey

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    So, has anyone played with the the DVP-NS500V yet? Is it even shipping? I need a new DVD player, and SACD would be a nice bonus, 'specially with the new Roger Waters multichannel disc on the way.
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  7. Joe Casey

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    Jack,
    Don't hold your breath on that particular disc. I remember back when Sony released DVD in '97, they had Pink Floyd's Pulse due out. It hasn't been released to date.
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    I received my Sony DVP-NS500V DVD/CD/SACD player about a week ago. I purchased it needing a new DVD Player (my Panasonic A110 was shot) knowing that I would upgrade to a much nicer one in two years when I upgrade to HDTV and progresive outs. I went with this one because it was cheap ($270) and had SACD playback. I have to admit that the sound has blown me away. I purchased a few jazz titles (Miles Daves Sketchs of Spain, Kind of Blue & Dave Brubeck Time Out) and I am amazed at the difference the higher encoding resolution adds to these classic recordings. The DVD playback is great for a DVD player in this price range, but it is hardly reference quality. Does this help?
     

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