Cary Audio CD 306 SACD player (non Pro version)


I purchased a used Cary CD 306 SACD player about 2 months ago. This is the one that was released right before the CD 306 SACD Pro version. My unit was manufactured in 2006. 
I have been enjoying the sonic quality and musicality of this machine and everything have been going smoothly with few minor quirks every once in a while but nothing major and does not affect playbacks or performance. 

Anyways, I've been playing CD & SACD discs with no issues except for this newly acquired Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here SACD that I recently purchased. My Cary simply wouldn't read this particular SACD disc. It said "no disc" on the front panel display. I took it out of a disc tray and put in other SACD disc and the Cary was able to read and play it just fine. All other SACD & CD discs were played just fine except for this particular Wish You Were Here SACD disc. I found it pretty odd.

Anyone having the same issue or problem with this Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here SACD with either the Cary CD 306 SACD player or any other CD/SACD players? Or does anyone know what seems to be the issue? 
Thanks in advance. 


dilatante
I've looked and found the strangest thing STOP a disk from being read.

LOOK real close, and make sure a good cleaning isn't the issue. Does it read in a different, player?

Maint. 101, clean, clean, clean.

Regards   
 Try cleaning the disc. My player will not read any sacd from MOFI unless I clean the disc. After that, works fine,. No idea why.
I owned that unit. I bought it new from a place called higher-fi.
From the day I received it, it would not read several discs and eventually started to not eject the disc’s. I had to open it up to get the disc out!

Anyway, under warranty Cary said I was using bad disc’s and it just needed the sled to be re greased. I sent it to them a couple of times. Eventually, it wouldn’t read hardly any of my discs but now it was out of warranty. (At the time it was a 1 or 2 year warranty, I can't remember exactly)
This time however, Cary said it needed new board’s at a very high cost. (somewhere around $1500).
Cary refused to give me consideration based on previous repairs when it was under warranty.

I ended up getting it fixed, sold the unit, and decided I would never buy another Cary product again. I also believe that the seller had an arrangement with Cary. I had the serial number checked and though it was a new unit it was a couple of years old when I received it.

ozzy
I have near the same story as Ozzy with this same player.  The board comes from China.   Terrible experience ☹️
I own that Acoustic Sounds SACD and my Esoteric player reads it very fast.  If your system is 2 channel like mine, be sure to use the SACD stereo layer, NOT the multi-channel layer. 
My Cary CD/SACD player is a 2 channel player, It isn't a universal disc player like the Oppo. And it's default to stereo layer of SACD discs. 

All my SACD & CD discs are read & played just fine except this Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here SACD disc that I recently bought brand new and the disc is clean as it is a brand new disc. 

I do own couple MoFi SACD discs and they play just fine. Everything else play just fine but this particular Wish You Were Here SACD that I recently purchased from Acoustic Sound. 

I will try to unplug the player and plug it back in again tonight when I get home to see if that would solve it. 
Do you know someone who has a SACD player you can try it on to see if it is fact the CD?
Maybe the Pink Floyd disc has a brick in the wall...
@mahler123,

nope, wrong disk. 
I sent it to them a couple of times. Eventually, it wouldn’t read hardly any of my discs but now it was out of warranty. (At the time it was a 1 or 2 year warranty, I can't remember exactly official site  
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My newly purchased Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here SACD is the only disc that my Cary player fails to read and play. It says "no disc" on the front panel display. But all my other SACD & CD discs are able to play just fine. I found it very odd.

However, yesterday I tried playing that exact same Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here in my Oppo 105 universal disc player and the Oppo was able to play it just fine. But of course sonically the Oppo 105 does not perform on the same level as the Cary CD 306 SACD player. No comparison. The Cary is in completely different league and the two are at different price points too. The Cary CD 306 SACD original retail price was $8k whereas the Oppo 105 original retail price was only $1200. Not to mention that the Cary is a dedicated stereo audio only player whereas the Oppo is a multi-format universal player (AV player).

Yet the Oppo is able to read and play any media discs I threw at it, including this Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here SACD disc that my Cary failed to read and play. It said "no disc" on the front panel display. That’s the only SACD disc that my Cary fails to read and play. I found it very odd.

Seems like the laser needs replacement. Pretty common issue with an older disc player. I would contact Cary Audio and see what they have to say.