Pic of upcoming Sony SCD-DR1 SACD/CD player

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by Danny Tse, Aug 12, 2004.

  1. Danny Tse

    Danny Tse Producer

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    Looks like a HT receiver, doesn't it?

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    Looks like only i.Link digital output is used for multi-channel playback. No release date yet, but mucho $$$.
     
  2. Kevin C Brown

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    This is stupid. Hear me now and listen to me later: I am high enough on Sony's CD and SACD machines, that if they did an ES model with a street price near $1000, I would buy it without blinking. But something like this? Not bloody likely... [​IMG]

    Maybe I can hope there will be additional models.
     
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    So the only analog outputs are only in 2ch and not Multichannel?! [​IMG]
     
  4. Robert Cowan

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    if it performs as well as, or better than, their old SCD-1, i would consider it.

    not having muti-channel is a bummer though. looks like there might be some sort of proprietary digital out though...
     
  5. Danny Tse

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    The price of the SACD-DR1, if it ever comes to the US, will be over US$11,000.00. Its price in Japan is over a million yen. You can see this player on the Japanese Sony website.

    Must be Sony's statement SACD player....into TEAC/Esoteric territory.

    As for amplification, Sony makes the matching TA-DR1 stereo integrated amp. 300 watts/channel into 4 ohms. Yes, it's a digital amp. Another US$10,000.

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    I wonder why no multi-channel amp??
     
  6. ChrisWiggles

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    They look like toys. I don't like the design style.
     
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    The preamp is total knock-off of the Musical Fidelity gear. From the layout to the trim. Look for yourself:

    Musical Fidelity A3 series
     
  8. Lee Distad

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    While we're engaging in a hearty bout of Sony-knocking, why no balanced XLR output in analog L/R? The balanced SPDIF output is kool and all, but wouldn't a client who is in the market for one of these cuties also be pondering a balanced connection to his 2-channel esoteric preamp?

    When looked at in the realm of 2-channel snobbery, the lack of multi-channel makes a certain kind of twisted sense.
     
  9. Robert Cowan

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    the sony looks NOTHING like the musical fidelity. it has a knob in the center, and that's where the similarities stop.
     

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