Just got one of these. So far, liking it quite a bit -- and I don't even own any SACDs yet. It's a real solid unit. Heavy, and big, which I like. And it definitely plays 2-channel CDs well. My only complaint so far is that, as people have said, it's noisy when changing CDs. In fact, the first time it changed, it scared me. But I've since gotten used to it. Now I need to get me some SACDs.