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How does SACD sound on a regular 2 channel cd player? (keep tech talk simple)

Old 04-05-03, 08:05 PM
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How does SACD sound on a regular 2 channel cd player? (keep tech talk simple)

I already have "dark side of the moon" on regular cd, and was wondering how the sacd version would sound on a regular cd player. Also I have a dvd player with 5.1 sound but no sacd player, would I have to hear them in 2.0?
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Re: How does SACD sound on a regular 2 channel cd player? (keep tech talk simple)

Originally posted by Rypro PG-13
I already have "dark side of the moon" on regular cd, and was wondering how the sacd version would sound on a regular cd player.
You'd be playing the CD layer of the SACD disc, so it'd sound like a CD.

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Also I have a dvd player with 5.1 sound but no sacd player, would I have to hear them in 2.0?
No idea what you're talking about. If you're asking, "what will happen when I put an SACD in a DVD (video) player?", the answer is the same I gave to the other question -- you'd be listening to the CD layer of the SACD disc.
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With the cd layer, would it sound exactly like the 92 remaster or would it sound slightly better.
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Originally posted by Rypro PG-13
With the cd layer, would it sound exactly like the 92 remaster or would it sound slightly better.
If it is the 92 remaster -- and I certainly don't know, but I bet the info is out there somewhere -- it'll sound... wait for it... exactly the same.
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I was wondering the same thing. I've never picked this up on disc and have been tempted to every time i go to Target (the non-SACD version is on sale for $9.99). I don't plan on getting a SACD player for a very, very long time, so I don't know if it would be worth it to buy the new edition.
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The CD-layer of Dark Side of the Moon is a new remix and does sound better than it has before. Of course, it doesn't sound as good as the true SACD mix.
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The vinyl version of DSOTM sounds much better than the true SACD.
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Not to start a vinyl vs cd battle again but how does the vinyl version sound better?
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