Hey, now, we're not talking about my SACD player and discs! Note to mods: the closing of the prequel to this thread was not my fault. Be nice. Evan, I set the player to do the sound management. I didn't hear a noticeable difference, but I left it that way. I would point out that I'm nothing but pleased with the way my receiver handles sound management for all other devices, so maybe it just sounded particularly good the other way. I also moved my cables around to try to settle that issue of 2-ch vs 6-ch input for 2-ch sound, but got no noticeable difference. I called customer service and asked if the two outputs used sperate op-amps, and they thought I was speaking some exotic foreign language. The guy actually said something like, "Well, sir, if you plug it into one amp, than you have one, but if you use two, then it's two." They said they would "research" it and I have to call them back. The only reason I care is because my universal remote can't learn the "EXT 5.1" button from the receiver's remote for some reason. Definitely time for a new one. I was in the record store today, but didn't buy anything. One must exercise some discipline, you know. It seems like there are more classical SACDs out there than anything else. Not that it's bad: I know I'll end up getting most of them anyway. Some juicy items I saw were SRV (Texas Flood), Miles Davis (Kind of Blue, Round Midnight, Sketches of Spain, and some live album), Alice in Chains' greatest hits (of course I would've prefered albums), and Glenn Gould performing Bach. Some artists I would love to see on SACD: King Crimson Monk Mingus King Crimson Rush Led Zeppelin King Crimson Gustav Holst (Planets) Also, they should totally release King Crimson. Is anyone else able to pick out "mistakes" due to the higher quality sound? Right now, for example, I'm listening to Abraxas, which includes a couple of live tracks. I can hear a bit of amp feedback and recording flaws that I don't remembering noticing in the regular CD.