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post #16 of 30
Lol, markl. Yeah, see Vert, us "upgrade-your-frickin'-source" naggers know what we're talking about.
post #17 of 30
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You left off the 555. better DACs than the 333 and multi-channel capability. Roughly $750 on the net
Markl,

Where can you find a SCD-555ES for around that price? The cheapest I have found on the web is about $1199.96 at Federal.

Rick
post #18 of 30
Did you try Oede Bros. (or is it Oade?)? That's what a lot of people at audioasylum recommend.

markl
post #19 of 30
Thanks Mark. I have contacted Oade Bros. and am waiting for price info.

http://www.oade.com/

Rick
post #20 of 30
Thread Starter 
Wow, a lot of people aren't liking Sonys!

I'm soooooooo torn over which player to get...as in to the point of losing sleep (AGAIN) over CDPs. For some reason it was so much easier plunking down the cash without looking back on the R10s, and yet it's so much harder with CDPs.
post #21 of 30
The people who don't like Sonys haven't heard the new ES line of SACD players. Shoot, you've heard the new ES line and you like it. Who cares what other people say? They're the same people who told you to get a Rega Jupiter... which you returned.
post #22 of 30
I voted for the last one just because I wouldnt know what to recommend but I wanted to see the results.
post #23 of 30
Not true - I ordered my dvp-s9000es today thanks to input from the good people here and at the audioasylum
post #24 of 30
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They're the same people who told you to get a Rega Jupiter... which you returned.
I have many Sony components and plan on purchasing a SCD-C555ES tomorrow. I also have a Rega Planet 2000 which I plan on keeping and will most likely still use to play redbook cds. I'm not sure who these "same people"are. I think I have probably suggested the Rega on several occasions will probably do so again in the future!

post #25 of 30
I'm not ragging on Rega at all. As we all know from Verts previous threads, it seriously did not suit his tastes and he returned it. I just used strong words to say: who cares about other people's opinions because they aren't your own. Rega is not a bad player, but Vert didn't think it was worth $1800 even after all of our recommendations. Why make the mistake twice? I just think he should audition the players himself and make up his own mind this time.
post #26 of 30
Jon, I agree!

post #27 of 30
Thread Starter 
I've pretty much made up my mind to go with a Sony SACD player.

The hard part now is which one.
post #28 of 30
Well, if you're not going to have a surplus of cash in the near future, go w/ the best you can afford now.
post #29 of 30
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Originally posted by ai0tron
I voted for the last one just because I wouldnt know what to recommend but I wanted to see the results.
LOL! You coulda done that by clicking on the "View Results" link (right next to post vote).

Hey, while I'm posting, anyone know anything -- good, bad, or otherwise (weird?) -- about any of the lower end Sony SACD models? Since I have quite a few DAD's, DVD-V is a criterion.

http://www.bestbuy.com/search/sr02.asp?m=1&SC=1&SV=sacd

I just read a UK magazine shoot off between SACD players and DVD-A players, and the Sony's pretty much racked 'em up, but Sony.UK is a lot different Sony.US...
post #30 of 30
Thread Starter 
Well I heard the 500V, and while I was very tempted to get it at first, I must say the 9000 horribly blows it away sound quality wise by a very far margin. There's just way more resolution and detail and treble detail, and you get a much better inner picture of the music. So I guess you get what you pay for.

On the other hand, if I had a solid redbook player, the 500V becomes a very tempting option to add multichannel SACDs onto the source. And it makes a decent DVD player to boot. In fact if I got a 2 channel source today, I'd strongly consider the 500V in the future to add on the multichannel SACD capability.

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Well, if you're not going to have a surplus of cash in the near future, go w/ the best you can afford now.
I wish it were that simple...but there's way more to it then that, if you take a peak at what people have to say about the various players on Audio Asylum. Some say the 9000 sounds better than the 777, some say the 555 blows them both away, some say the 222 beats the 333...etc etc. There's a hell of a lot of research to do just within Sony's own SACD players I've discovered, if you want the best bang for the buck. Of course you could mod any of these players, but I don't intend to do that because one, shipping to and from Hawaii isn't fun and I don't have a car to go running to the Post Office with, two, if I were to mod I'd probably get a cheaper unit which ruins the point of the "cheaper" unit, and three, I don't want to risk the warranty. Whatever player I get, I am going to stay with for a loooong time...especially since these monsters all weigh over 20lbs.
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