The true high fidelity combo player is here! A week ago, I purchased a Philips DVD963SA SACD/DVD/CD PLAYER from Music Direct for $499.
I purchased it with the intent to just use it for DVD movies... and, at the same time to try SACD for the first time. I really had no idea of it replacing my current $2200 CD player. But, it has!
I have listened to one Redbook CD after another, and I am amazed at the capabilities of this player... and it's not broken in good yet... only about 80 hours.
Seeing how good it is on CD's, I ordered and just received 10 SACD's. But, I've been so entharalled at listening to CD's and now SACD's that I have not ever played a movie DVD, which is what Music Direct was touting it for.
To really make this player sing... as well as any other player... you must sit it on brass cones, with brass weights on top, and use a good power cord... and, I just happened to find a very good power cord being sold on Audiogon... pdsWattgate from Dedicated Audio... $159.
I bought it with a money back guarantee, but I will not be returning this one. It blew away my other 2 high end power cords! Excellent construction... and more excellent sound! And, this company is people oriented... great customer service!
I'm telling you, these two high end products are a very good addition to my $12,000 system. I can't remember finding a bargain that sounds this good ever before!
If you purchase either one, I wish you would let me know what you think about them... and let others know. You don't have to pay a fortune to have good sound. Look and listen!