Hybrid SACD/CD better than remastered CD's
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I don't have a surround system. I probably won't until I buy a house. With that said, I was wondering if the remastered SACD/CD's sounded better on a 2-channel system compared to a run of the mill redbook CD?

For an example, is Pink Floyd's Hybrid SACD/CD of DotM better than the digitally remastered version?

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Generally, yes. SACDs sound better on a 2 channel system than their redbook counterparts.
 
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A well-mastered Redbook CD will still sound better than a badly mastered SACD. But a well mastered SACD will sound better than a well mastered Redbook CD. There is nothing "special" about the Redbook layer of a hybrid SACD, it only has standard 16/44.1 capability like any normal CD. How good the Redbook layer sounds is utterly dependent on the quality of the remastering. It's entirely possible that a plain vanilla Redbook CD version of the same album will sound better than the Redbook layer contained on a given SACD hybrid.

Hi-rez isn't just about multi-channel. Not all SACDs/DVD-As have a multi-channel program, but all of them have a hi-rez stereo version.
 
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I think original poster was asking if hybrid SACD sounds better compared to RB on non-SACD player. There's no clear cut answer as like RB CDs, there's no guarantee re-mastered RB layer on hybrid will sound better than previous releases. But old RB DotM does sound better than RB layer on hybrid to me.
 
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