I do not believe you can use the DV60 as a dac and it certainly won't do DSD. You would need to look at one of the newer Esoteric players which are a lot more than 2K.
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@jafant I ended up going with a used Yamaha CD-S2000 on which I negotiated an attractive price. It’s my first foray into SACD and my first serious CD player (have been more into hi-res digital files and vinyl). From reviews it seems to have a solid build, transport, and good set of Burr Brown DAC chips as well as a solid power supply, so perhaps it will work well for me.
I am planning to get the Sony SA-60, supposedly the last 1 bit DSD SACD player before they switched to the more modern multi-bit Chips . Suppose to have a great SACD sound. PS audio would be a new player that will do SACD and CD but probably works best with its own PS digital streamer or other DAC with I2S input
Thanks for your reply. That would be a future plan perhaps but for now I am thinking of doing M-ch direct. There is no m-ch DAC that accepts native DSD. They all are converted to Pcm. Though Bryston may make one I hope, to compete with exasound? 205 would be for Blu-ray surround in future. I am now buying an esoteric SA-60. It is supposed to be better than stock 205, which I was told not much better than 95. A mod 205 may perhaps be best, but then a mod esoteric may possibly be even better. I will see, and since resale value of esoteric is quite good I can still sell later if I get 205 that can actually replace it.
What kind of music do you listen to? There are thousands of Classical titles in SACD and will remain so in the foreseeable future. Pop music will probably not be a big SACD presence.
I have a Sony 5400 ES CD/SACD Player currently not being used that is built like a tank, currently not being used , will output DSD over HDMI or play SACD from it’s native DACS.
In your position I would look at Universal players from Sony or Pioneer. Sony sells them for around $350. You can use them as a transport for Redbook into your current DAC and then just use the native DAC in the Player for what sounds like a small SACD collection. The Pioneer funds about a grand, is supposed to sound really great. Both can play Blu Rays, DVD Audio