I decided to pick up a SACD today, I have had the player for a month but just have not had the time to buy a disk and when I did the selection was limited. I wanted to get a disk I had a redbook cd copy of for a direct comparison. I purchased the Top Gun soundtrack as it contained music I was very familiar with. This disk is two channel stereo and offers no multi channel track. My first impressions were that the mids and highs were better on the SACD than the redbook cd, no real surprise. I listened to both albums and if I was playing these on a limited system I would go with the SACD, but my system is not limited. My system consists of two Swans Diva 6.1's and dual SVS subwoofers for two channel playback. So I put in this disk and the first thing I do is double check that my amp for my subs is turned on. It is but for some reason there is no use of my subwoofer at all. I was expecting that it would but I guess I should not be surprised as my two channel dvd-a disks do not use the sub at all either. On top of it the bass was lacking from my 6.1's. Now these speakers have average to slightly above average in my opinion, but the only way I was getting good bass was to go to the 110db level, not what I usually have it set at. I just don't get it, I put in the redbook cd, use a analog connection and I have bass, I put in the sacd and there is nothing, why is this? How do they expect the format to take off if most people are not getting any use out of their subwoofer? Using a direct comparison to dvd audio I would say that dvd-a has more depth than SACD, but that is a very inexperienced opinion. I will say that with no multi channel track and zero bass I see no reason to spend extra cash when I have the redbook cd.