Is SACD dead?


Is SACD as a format dead?
gmardinly
Not if you listen to classical music. I still cannot keep up with all the new issues.

Kal
I would suggest you peruse the archives on this subject as it has been discussed to the point of exhaustion.

Chuck
This SACD dead post pops up about every other week. Check the archives. It's not dead because I can still buy SACDs at several different stores (not on the discontinued rack either) and we are still talking about it. So, it's very much alive. The future? Well who can predict that?
Yes, absolutely.
It is as dead as vinyl.
Who listens to vinyl anymore either?
MP3 and ipods are all that matters, right?!

:-)

(Sarcasm guys, I'm not being serious!)
Did Audio Asylum already meet its quota for "SACD is dead" threads this week? As long as you listen to classical music and jazz and you are willing to purchase a SACD player ... no, it's not dead. As Kal said, it is tough keeping up with the number of new releases.

Regards, Rich
Don't forget jazz, either...there are a decent number of both new releases and older re-releases that I find worthwhile. I probably have 20 such SACDs as well as the significant volume of classical music available on the format.
Yes it is, please send all your dead SACD's to me for disposal;)
if you live for art pepper and yo yo ma its alive and well(for the time being)
Probably a stupid question but what cables is everyone using for SACD? I can't use the digital connection on my Sony ES changer for SACD playback so I guess I'm going to need multiple RCA's? My receiver is an Arcam AVR300.

Thanks for any help.
Was it ever alive??
Yeah, just like vinyl and redbook!
Gmardinly - good morning/afternoon/evening....whatever when u woke up. How was the hibernation?

Kurt_tank - I like your post.

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You can be sure if it ever dies I'll get the blame.
:-)
Asahitoro wrote: "Probably a stupid question but what cables is everyone using for SACD? I can't use the digital connection on my Sony ES changer for SACD playback so I guess I'm going to need multiple RCA's? My receiver is an Arcam AVR300."

Yes, you must use the analog interconnects unless you have a system with iLink or D-Link.

Kal
It's not dead, but the continuing "Is SACD Dead?" threads sure makes me wish it was.

Tvad, then I think your wish has come true!
An interesting juxtaposition to this thread...

http://forum.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/fr.pl?ddgtl&1131630875&openusid&zzSeasoned&4&5#Seasoned

Cheers!
It seems to one or two breaths left in it. I have noticed that Mobile Fidelity has either cut down or discontinued new releases.
MF just gave me their new Alexander Nevsky SACD.

Kal
I,m glad this issue is somewhat provocative. The flow of new scad releases seems to be ever drying up to a deafening nullity. The cutout bin seems the next port of call-ok by me-sacd shure sounds good!
Ben I will never balme you,Its only music, why blame.
Only if you shoot my cow.