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Beat_Dominator
03-06-2007, 09:31 PM
I promised pics. This is my new digital player in my stereo setup. It is a Marantz SA 14 SACD player. Its huge, way bigger than I thought from photos I had seen. It weighs like 25lbs, and the remote is pure ***.

http://i17.tinypic.com/30hlgl2.jpg

http://i17.tinypic.com/47acnj9.jpg

http://i16.tinypic.com/2cwjupl.jpg

ngsm13
03-06-2007, 09:32 PM
Super homo!

Excellent choice. ;). :p:.

nG

JimJ
03-06-2007, 09:35 PM
So now you can play, what...all two dozen SACD's? :D :p:

azbass
03-06-2007, 09:36 PM
schwing!

1loudsuv
03-06-2007, 09:40 PM
So now you can play, what...all two dozen SACD's? :D :p:
how many discs are their though?

and that thing looks expensive? link to specs?

Beat_Dominator
03-06-2007, 09:46 PM
There are like 4,500 SACDs..... about 30 of which I like :)

JimJ
03-06-2007, 09:47 PM
The SACD catalog consists basically of the entire Dylan discography, Vivaldi, and some Nepalese chanting monks.

:)

Chevyaudio
03-06-2007, 09:51 PM
Give me the Monks pleas :D

1loudsuv
03-06-2007, 09:52 PM
There are like 4,500 SACDs..... about 30 of which I like :)

man 3 grand for that wow lol whats the rest of your setup like?? to bad you live far away i would love to hear it :yumyum:

ngsm13
03-06-2007, 09:53 PM
The SACD catalog consists basically of the entire Dylan discography, Vivaldi, and some Nepalese chanting monks.

:)

You forgot the "Love sounds of the Howling Butt Monkeys".

nG

Beat_Dominator
03-06-2007, 09:53 PM
My setup is in the "post your system" thread in the Home audio section ;)

Jim, no Dylan on my player....EVER! Haha, actually I already had Wallflowers SACD hybrid....so there is A Dylan in my catalog.

Beat_Dominator
03-06-2007, 09:55 PM
Oh and Jim......





Buy my ****!

JimJ
03-06-2007, 09:56 PM
You forgot the "Love sounds of the Howling Butt Monkeys".

nG

In 5.1, no less.

Chevyaudio
03-06-2007, 09:57 PM
ZOMG monks in surround sound.

neonrt
03-06-2007, 09:58 PM
all i can say is nice.

JimJ
03-06-2007, 09:59 PM
Oh and Jim......





Buy my ****!

When I get mo monies...

Do you have the Ma-Runts going into the Forte DAC?

Flipx99
03-06-2007, 10:04 PM
They got a bunch of Japanese music on SACD

Beat_Dominator
03-06-2007, 10:06 PM
When I get mo monies...

Do you have the Ma-Runts going into the Forte DAC?

Right now I do. The DAC in the Marantz is supposed to be pretty good though, so I'll be trying it all out.

joetama
03-06-2007, 10:23 PM
SACD.... Jesus.... Well... That was money well spent....

But, **** that thing looks ****....

Beat_Dominator
03-06-2007, 10:33 PM
You're not saying I am screwed because Sony announced that they are stopping their support of SACD recently are you :eyebrow:

:p:

joetama
03-06-2007, 10:35 PM
Yea well I have one too... So I guess it was/is a kick in the nuts to both of us....

Beat_Dominator
03-06-2007, 10:42 PM
:laugh:

I was actually after a good transport first and foremost.... SACD was just a little bonus :D

joetama
03-06-2007, 10:46 PM
That actually should be a fantastic transport.....

I figured you didn't buy that guy just for the SACD... :laugh: I thought you were smarter than that. But then again you never know.... ;)

Beat_Dominator
03-07-2007, 04:47 PM
So I was in Borders today browsing music and looking for an SACD from the "Los Angeles Guitar Quartet" (which I found)...... and what do I see? An album titled "Chant Wars" :laugh:

Just reminded me of what JimJ said about the catalog :p:

joetama
03-07-2007, 04:51 PM
I have heard that Los Angeles Guitar Quartet is amazing....

Beat_Dominator
03-07-2007, 04:53 PM
I'll let you know how it is when I give it a listen a little later.

Beat_Dominator
03-08-2007, 01:28 AM
Listened to the LAGQ album. The sonics were wonderful, very life-like sounds from the guitars and percussion.

The music.... eh. A little more hectic sounding than I like in this genre. Some songs were pretty good, just not as relaxing to listen to as I had hoped. :crap:

joetama
03-08-2007, 11:56 AM
Bummer..... I still might go out and see if I can find it....

sue bee
03-08-2007, 12:00 PM
Listened to the LAGQ album. The sonics were wonderful, very life-like sounds from the guitars and percussion.

The music.... eh. A little more hectic sounding than I like in this genre. Some songs were pretty good, just not as relaxing to listen to as I had hoped. :crap:

hi.

joetama
03-08-2007, 12:29 PM
^^^

Great Post...


Evan, where did you end up finding that CD?

Beat_Dominator
03-08-2007, 06:29 PM
Borders.

JimJ
03-09-2007, 03:29 PM
Borders is the redheaded stepchild of Barnes & Noble...but they do have a decent selection of music.

joetama
03-09-2007, 04:19 PM
Borders is the redheaded stepchild of Barnes & Noble...but they do have a decent selection of music.

:laugh:

Indeed...

Beat_Dominator
03-09-2007, 04:56 PM
Barnes and Noble is further away from my home :crap:

2kchevy06civic
03-11-2007, 09:54 PM
I bought an oasis cd years ago...that I have never been able to listen to b/c its in SACD format.

I've kicked myself in the nuts many a times b/c of this.

joetama
03-12-2007, 02:00 PM
You could send it to me and I could play it.

But I probably wouldn't because it's Oasis... :laugh:

Beat_Dominator
03-12-2007, 05:40 PM
:laugh:

DBfan187
03-12-2007, 08:40 PM
I can burn that CD for you and record it on video if you'd like?

Echo42987
03-12-2007, 08:43 PM
No Offense...

SACD FTL

Nice Player though

-Nick-

Beat_Dominator
03-12-2007, 09:07 PM
<- Totally offended :eek:

bdawson72
03-12-2007, 09:18 PM
lol

azbass
03-12-2007, 09:19 PM
zomg oh noes

joetama
03-13-2007, 12:42 AM
No Offense...

SACD FTL

Nice Player though

-Nick-


Why do you say SACD FTL? Just curious?

Beat_Dominator
03-13-2007, 05:09 PM
Because it IS FTL :p:

PV Audio
03-13-2007, 05:10 PM
Aperture > you.

Nice though. :)

joetama
03-13-2007, 05:12 PM
As a SQ format it sounds very good...

It just wasn't marketed or produced right.

Beat_Dominator
03-15-2007, 02:26 AM
I popped the hood today :)

http://i15.tinypic.com/451af4h.jpg

http://i16.tinypic.com/48x1cic.jpg

It's, ummm, coppery in there.

JimJ
03-15-2007, 02:29 AM
It just wasn't marketed or produced right.

Sony not marketing and producing something right? Oh, the humanity! :D

Is that a Dire Straits album I see in there? Who but an SQ weenie would listen to drivel like that...

;)

Beat_Dominator
03-15-2007, 02:33 AM
What album is it Mr. Smarty pants? :p:

It IS Straits......

JimJ
03-15-2007, 02:37 AM
Alchemy...

:)

Beat_Dominator
03-15-2007, 02:39 AM
You should buy it if you like them. 8 min versions of their songs FTW.

ballstothewall
03-15-2007, 03:27 AM
That is a hella lot of copper in that mother.

Beat_Dominator
03-15-2007, 02:17 PM
Did you just say "hella" ?? :p:

JimJ
03-15-2007, 05:14 PM
I think I'll download Alchemy...I need to replace a bunch of my Straits ceedees, some are teh skrizzatched.

2kchevy06civic
03-15-2007, 05:20 PM
is it able to play both SACD and other formats as well? B/c I know marantz makes like the 9500 or th 9600 which can play a lot more than just SACD, just curious.

as for the oasis thing, meh it can't be anyworse then the selection of SACD's available to you. If you really want it I'll ship it to you :P

Beat_Dominator
03-15-2007, 06:59 PM
I think I'll download Alchemy...I need to replace a bunch of my Straits ceedees, some are teh skrizzatched.

Pfft download.... you're such a n00b.


is it able to play both SACD and other formats as well? B/c I know marantz makes like the 9500 or th 9600 which can play a lot more than just SACD, just curious.

as for the oasis thing, meh it can't be anyworse then the selection of SACD's available to you. If you really want it I'll ship it to you :P

It plays only SACD and CDs.

JimJ
03-15-2007, 07:46 PM
Pfft download.... you're such a n00b.

The difference between FLAC burned to CD and the original is small enough not to worry me :)

2kchevy06civic
03-15-2007, 07:54 PM
For my own knowledge why did you buy a unit that only plays SACD and cd's only? I mean is it a price thing or is it quality or something? I'm just wondering I don't know much about SACD.

JimJ
03-15-2007, 07:56 PM
C'mon, you can count on your fingers the number of releases in XRCD, HDCD, etc, etc...:)

azbass
03-15-2007, 07:58 PM
I popped the hood today :)

http://i15.tinypic.com/451af4h.jpg

http://i16.tinypic.com/48x1cic.jpg

It's, ummm, coppery in there.

:yumyum:

joetama
03-15-2007, 08:04 PM
C'mon, you can count on your fingers the number of releases in XRCD, HDCD, etc, etc...:)

I think I only need one hand.. :fyi:

ballstothewall
03-15-2007, 09:03 PM
Did you just say "hella" ?? :p:

Sure did.... :uhoh:

azbass
03-15-2007, 09:04 PM
nerd

Beat_Dominator
03-15-2007, 09:31 PM
For my own knowledge why did you buy a unit that only plays SACD and cd's only? I mean is it a price thing or is it quality or something? I'm just wondering I don't know much about SACD.

It's a quality and price thing. To have a truly universal player of like quality you'd need an outboard power supply with transformers dedicated for video, analog audio, transport, and digital stages. Then you would need seperate boards for digital to analog conversion. One for dolby and DTS, one for SACD, one for redbook cd, and since no one manufactures Pacific Microsonic's chip for HDCD you would need a software decoder, which is probably 3 or 4 ICs. This same 3 or 4 chips could probably decode mp3 cds as well.

The problem with all of this is that you get a lot of extra crap going on, requiring extra sheilding, or extra outboard boxes to keep the signal quality at it's best......which gets very expensive.




Sure did.... :uhoh:

Oh.....My.......GOD.


nerd

:laugh: you're mean.

ballstothewall
03-16-2007, 01:27 AM
Oh.....My.......GOD.



I'm a hick with a very diverse vocabulary. :)