Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by Mercury77, Dec 2, 2019.
Pretty self explanatory
Not really..You can play CD's on a SACD player.You cannot play a SACD's on a CD player
Unless they are hybrid. Mfsl for example.
As stated, some SACD discs are dual-layer hybrids. They contain both a CD layer and a SACD layer. So, those could be played on a standard CD player. Their probably won't be a sound improvement, unless it's a remastered release.
Oh, most CD players will automatically play a hybrid disc. But, an SACD player might have to be instructed to play a CD layer, since they obviously default to SACD.
An SACD can only be played on a regular CD or DVD player if it's a hybrid SACD which also contains a CD layer. In that case its CD layer can be played on any regular CD or DVD player. But since that layer is technically the same as a CD it won't give you any of the advantages of SACD, such as hi-res DSD sound or 5.1 playback. For that you need a true SACD player.
Had a SACD player now just a CD player and I'm good with that.
Note: On many SACD-capable players, the default can be changed.
Which CD player do you have?
To answer the question:
Can one play an SACD on a normal CD player? Yes, if it's a hydrid SACD.
Can one play a normal CD player on an SACD? That's probably not going to work.
I have an old Marantz CD5003. Nothing fancy. I just ordered a Schiitt Modi 3 that I'm going to try as an external DAC via coax cable. I thought it would be fun to play with.
Single layer SACD can only be played on SACD players. Hybrid SACD, has a CD layer which can be played on CD players.
You can tell whether an SACD is hybrid or not by looking for the Compact Disc logo in addition to the Super Audio CD one.
This thread is like a Rorschach test. Let's see how long before this utterly simple question hits 100 identical answers and leads to a cable debate ))))))
Then it has to be a digital cable debate.
OK ... if working properly they make no difference at all.
I believe that also there are SACD's with no Redbook standard CD layer yes?
Yes. You need an SACD player to listen to those.
SACD's are optical discs that can be played on SACD players and hybrid versions can be played on either SACD or CD players, but you cannot play a normal CD player on an SACD or a CD. You can play a normal CD player...
IN A BOAT.
WITH A GOAT...
IN THE RAIN.
ON A TRAIN.
AND IN A CAR. AND IN A TREE.
THEY ARE SO GOOD, BUT NOT ON AN SACD!
IN A BOX.
WITH A FOX.
IN A HOUSE.
WITH A MOUSE.
HERE AND THERE.
Plenty of options.
some SACD discs are dual-layer hybrids...?
I think (but I'm not sure...) most of the SACD's are hybrid...
I just looked at my favorite SACD Bob Dylan "Blood On The Tracks" and it shows CD Audio /SACD Stereo/SACD Surround Sound.
I can play it on either players......
I owned a SACD player early on. So, I never had the need to determine if a disc was a hybrid or not... I just knew they existed....
but that's OK!, no poblem at all.
Only thought tahat, maybe, for those who do not own a sacd player... it should be helpfull to say the largest part of SACD's is Hybrid...
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