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January 17, 2007

The SACD Player: Perhaps I'm not *Really* Serious about Audio

I've been looking around at CD players with a thought to get something for my office because playing CDs on the computer is just to loud, and I can't realistically rip my entire collection to mp3 (nor do I particularly like the loss in audio quality).

I've toyed with the idea of getting a SACD player and figured I'd start looking at Crutchfield, the company with the catalogs I used to spend hours drooling over as a kid.

Yes, they have Super Audio CD players. Can I afford one? Perhaps the bottom of the line. It would have to be a very, very special occasion to purchase a really good one like the Marantz SA-7S1, which currently rings up at $6,499.99. Then again, how many CD players have you seen that have balanced 3-pin XLR outputs?

I guess I'm not really serious about audio if my price range doesn't include figures in the thousands or tens of thousands.

Posted by mike at January 17, 2007 12:10 PM