SACD price take a BIG drop !!!

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  1. Tom Blizzard

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    New prices at the store today. The Sony SCDCE775 5disc SACD player has sold for $349 since it came out before Christmas. Today our "regular" (not sale) price dropped to $199. I guess that means something new is on its way??
    Regards, Tom B.[​IMG]
     
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    But watch out... the early players lacked bass management. (Don't know about this one in particular.)

    This is essential for the player to do if you are interested in multichannel SACD and have a subwoofer, unless (1) your receiver does it (rare), or (2) you buy a separate bass management box.
     
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    The 775 is not too bad in that respect. At least you can set the speakers to "small" and send the bass to the sub for 5.1 and stereo, although the crossover is a rather-high 120Hz.
     
  5. David Judah

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    Luckily, the price drop is across the board on the Sony SACD players. I bought a 222ES last week, and with the recent drop on the 555ES, I got an upgrade at no additional charge.

    Not too shabby.

    DJ
     
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    Yes, it was a timely price drop to be sure. Congrats--I enjoyed the 222ES in my main system, so I'm sure you'll enjoy it in your second system.
    Now too bad I can't get the 777 for the same price as the 555 in a month.[​IMG]
     
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    David, thanks. I'm sure I will enjoy the 'C222ES. It's more than I need in the second system, seeing as I have the 'C333ES in there, but $380 is a great price. The build quality of the 'CE775 is a drawback, and that is the main reason I will do the upgrade.
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    David, other business trips are in the works, but dates have not been finalized. If you see the price of the 'XA777ES drop, you will know that I am out of town. [​IMG]
     

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