I have a low-end SACD player (Sony DVP-NS755V) that seems to be nearing the end of its life. Lately it’s been having difficulty reading the SACD layer on some hybrid discs. I’m thinking about repacking the player once it finally dies, and I’m debating getting another low-end SACD player OR a slightly more expensive CD player. From my limited research, it appears that there aren’t many upper-low-end (not even middle range) SACD players being produced these days. However, there appear to be more options with CD players. Our host and others have suggested that I’d get better playback with a CD player than an SACD player at roughly the same price points (I’m paraphrasing), even when it comes to audiophile hybrid SACD discs (e.g. our host’s excellent Nat “King” Cole discs for Analogue Productions). Any thoughts on this? If I had, say, $400-600 to spend on a new player, should I go for SACD or CD only? I hate to have a bunch of hybrid SACD discs on which I can’t wven access part of the content. In some cases, mastering may be different between SACD and redbook layers, and the SACD layer may have bonus content not on redbook. My receiver and speakers are nothing to write home about, but they work for my needs (my income, living in an apartment building, and having a 3-year-old child to support). I have details in my profile in you need to see them.