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SACD - Are they still popular?

Discussion in 'Marketplace Discussions' started by Frederic E DuBuron, Aug 14, 2020.

  1. Frederic E DuBuron

    Frederic E DuBuron Active Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    02364
    Wondering who else still collects SACDs...
     
  2. quicksrt

    quicksrt Senior Member

    Location:
    City of Angels
    They have always been a specialty item, and remain one. Not sure I would have ever called them popular as a format. Some of the individual titles are popular albums in any format.

    So I would call them a popular audiophile and collector's item when the title is popular enough.

    Prices have dropped to a certain degree on many of the higher-end collector's SACDs, but not bottomed out or fallen out of favor with folks who always liked the format.

    DVD-A titles have come down in asking prices as well. But they are still in some demand.

    I expect both SACD and DVD-A disc to remain collectible, and to always fetch more than the CD issues of a given album. But the peak asking prices of ten years ago may not be coming back for various reasons.
     
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  3. Gaslight

    Gaslight ⎧⚍⎫⚑

    Location:
    Northeast USA
    They weren't popular 16 years ago, let alone today.

    Niche market.
     
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  4. ClassicalCD

    ClassicalCD Make audio great again

    Location:
    America
    Classical music SACDs are still popular and widely available.
     
  5. quicksrt

    quicksrt Senior Member

    Location:
    City of Angels
    Rock albums are the hottest market by far. Throw in surround mix (or old quad) done with care, and yeah it will sell in limited numbers for sure.
     
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  6. Echo

    Echo Forum Resident

    I dig SACDs. Of course, the mastering is the most important, but that format helps a bit extra when having good audio gear.
     
  7. TwoMuch

    TwoMuch Active Member

    Location:
    East TN Sticks
    SACDs popular?

    Not at all, not worth a dime!

    I'll take all of yours off of your hands for $10 each. :evil:



    (kidding of course)
     
  8. alan967tiger

    alan967tiger Forum Resident

    I've recently rekindled an interest in SACDs and bought about 75 in the past few weeks:eek::)
     
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  9. cdash99

    cdash99 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Mass
    Niche item, primarily for rock and jazz. The main vendors are Mobile Fidelity (via Music Direct) and Analogue Productions (via Acoustic Sounds).
     
  10. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Location:
    Central PA
    :wave: $11.50 - final offer! :pineapple:







    (wait - you only have the Meat Loaf? Awww, I've already got that one...:whistle: )
     
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  11. Joseph.McClure

    Joseph.McClure Forum Resident

    Location:
    Memphis, TN
    I get my SACDs in the media section at Walgreens
     
  12. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Location:
    Central PA
    Was that SACD's, or STD's...?
     
  13. Frederic E DuBuron

    Frederic E DuBuron Active Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    02364
    Very funny guys...
    lol so the answer is a resounding YES!!
     

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