All, can someone straighten me out on SACD audio. I have a Pioneer 578A DVD player with all of the ability to play SACD and DVD-A sources and have it set to output Multi-channel area of the SACD. I have a Pioneer VSX-1014TX-K receiver. So I thought that SACD kind of implied multi-channel audio, but I guess now I am realizing it really doesn't. I am listening to a Mofi SACD I just bought, SoulTrane, John Coltrane, and it is apparently a Monaural recording. The Pioneer senses the incoming signal only on the Multi-channel In and then only gives me front L/R. If I switch off Multi-channel In, which would be for incoming Digital signals I get nothing. Apparently SACD recording, does not imply a 5.1 output. Is that a correct statement? This CD, as great as it is sound wise, is strictly L/R channels and Monaural at that. I guess I was thinking that most SACD recordings would output 5.1 of one format or another. Can anyone give me a pointer to a good read about SACD for the beginner?