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post #16 of 35

Trying to do a little research on SACD for computers. Seems a small limited number of Sony VAIOs have SACD playback. Anyone know the model numbers, or have one?

post #17 of 35

This is all I came up with.

 

 

http://puresuperaudio.blogspot.com/2009/02/sony-presenting-new-scd-xa5400es-sacd.html

 

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post #19 of 35
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I'm another owner of the DVP-S9000ES.  It's still working fine although the disc drawer seems slower every year...! 

 



Same here, and that is so true, it's funny!  I bought mine new, probably the first month they hit the shelves.  $1000

 

My SACD collection is beyond small, and I think I can count the discs I own on one hand.  Sad.  And it's not like I'm not willing to buy the things, as I'm still buying ~$25 records!  Heck, I just pre-ordered the new Mastodon 45 rpm for $40!  That's my issue with SACDs, they don't have much I want to hear.

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Thread Starter 

Fantastic soundboy!

post #21 of 35

XA5400ES owner. super audio and classical are perfect together.

post #22 of 35

Oppo 95, I'm building up a SACD collection.

post #23 of 35
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Originally Posted by elwappo99 View Post

Trying to do a little research on SACD for computers. Seems a small limited number of Sony VAIOs have SACD playback. Anyone know the model numbers, or have one?



No PC plays SACD, not even those Sony VAIO PCs that support DSD playback. See the SACD FAQ. More about DSD playback on VAIO's here.

 

Regarding digital outputs for SACDs, see here.

 

post #24 of 35
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Interesting find.  I knew the ps3 played sacd, but when  i was glancing over the wiki for sacd and saw that the ps3 allowed digital out over optical. Wonder if it was downmixed.



it is downmixed badly. See PS3 SACD FAQ.

 

I have heard reports of some SACD players outputting 88.2 kHz on SPDIF during SACD playback but not been able to confirm those.

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it is downmixed badly. See PS3 SACD FAQ.

 

I have heard reports of some SACD players outputting 88.2 kHz on SPDIF during SACD playback but not been able to confirm those.

The only digital output you can output from an actual SACD through the S/PDIF will the CD layer of that disc. Now if the player has an HDMI output you can output the SACD digital output if you connect the HDMI cable to an HDMI audio de-embedder & then run an S/PDIF cable into a DAC . In that case you will be outputting the actual Hi Res content digitally, depending upon the resolution selectable rate of the DAC you can select 88.2 or higher.
 

 


Edited by knowhatimean - 11/17/11 at 11:40am
post #26 of 35

So, upon some toying around with various players I noticed something a little strange. My sony BDP s370 playsback SACD through the optical and coaxial natively on the back outputs. Grant it, it's 44.1, I thought this was not possible.

post #27 of 35
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So, upon some toying around with various players I noticed something a little strange. My sony BDP s370 playsback SACD through the optical and coaxial natively on the back outputs. Grant it, it's 44.1, I thought this was not possible.


Does this happen with single-layer SACDs as well as hybrid SACDs? I wonder if you're hearing the redbook layer of a hybrid SACD.

 

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Does this happen with single-layer SACDs as well as hybrid SACDs? I wonder if you're hearing the redbook layer of a hybrid SACD.

 



That was my initial thought, but I checked many single layer SACDs and I had the same result.

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That was my initial thought, but I checked many single layer SACDs and I had the same result.


Now that is quite interesting. I've never owned an SACD player that produced anything other than dead air through the digital outs when using a single-layer SACD. I wonder if the BDP-S370 has a downmix mode that allows SACD layers to be played through the digital outs (though only at 16/44.1).

 

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Now that is quite interesting. I've never owned an SACD player that produced anything other than dead air through the digital outs when using a single-layer SACD. I wonder if the BDP-S370 has a downmix mode that allows SACD layers to be played through the digital outs (though only at 16/44.1).

 



The ps3 can as well, although it is also down mixed to PCM. I was actually trying to use this  and get the PCM off of the HDMI signal, but with no luck. I just happened to notice the optical lit up and thought I'd give it a try. 

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