I agree with your findings. I don't think most people are aware of just how much musical inforation can be extracted in in a well-recorded standard redbook cd.
From last month at Surround 2004,
"Upcoming SACD Releases from Sony Music
That being said, there has been interest in what is coming from Sony Music in the future in terms of Super Audio CD releases. Checking with the label I was told that "Sony Music will continue to identify, schedule and release SACD titles. More current SACD releases are coming soon as well as catalog titles from Herbie Hancock, George Benson and Stevie Ray Vaughan."
While I didn't get specifics from Sony Music about the catalog title SACDs and the ones coming from the artists mentioned above, earlier SACD catalogs have mentioned still to be released Surround Sound SACDs including Future Shock by Herbie Hancock, Body Talk by George Benson and a Surround Sound SACD edition of Couldn't Stand The Weather by Stevie Ray Vaughan (the latter title having been released earlier as a Single Layer Stereo SACD by Sony Music)."
Seems like Sony is still commited to making SACD's from that info.
14k vs 3k and a Sony to boot, geez I wonder why it sounded better!
I only use the Reimyo two channel analog output. I do believe that sacd and Dvd A formats are a good solution fot LOW phile multichannel system which provide the industry an ability to resell exsisting products with large profits.For the Highend audiophile a well recorded redbook with a topnotch cd players is a satisfactory solution.
Sorry but I am still a bit confused. Are you running the analog outputs of the Reimyo through the Meridian for surround processing? Or does the Meridian have a analog bypass feature? I am not familiar with the Meridian. I ask these questions because I am trying to get feedback on the Reimyo in a conventional two-channel context.