sony 595, often available as a refurb at SonyStyle for $60, including shipping. I have the xa777es and the 595, very little difference.
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A number of high end universal players that don't support Blu-ray are being closed out at serious discounts.
I bought a Pioneer DV-79avi player from an authorized dealer last week. It was brand new and reduced to just within your price range. I am sure there are better players out there but this was a great deal. No Blu-ray but it does a fine job with SACD.
Another sharply reduced player I was looking at was the Denon 2930ci. It is available online for $200.
Sony DVP-NS9100ES and 9000ES DVD/CD players do multichannel SACDs. Both are becoming pretty cheap these days.
The 9100ES also has a great picture, although I'm sure you've already got that covered. I have the 9100 and it sounds very good to me on CD and SACD, but I admit I have not heard any other high end SACD players.
If you can purchase a preowned Marantz DV6001 Universal player (no longer manufactured), you'll be very satisfied with its sound. I purchased one on Audigon preowned. It was only about a year old and got a great deal. Seller was fantastic. It's a multi-channel SACD player, DVD player, CD player, etc. Since my purchase, I have now invested in about 20 hybrid multi-channel SACDs from the Allman Brothers to Carole King to Marvin Gaye to Spyro Gyra, etc. Sound is stupendous.
FYI, there is a preowned Marantz DV8400 Multi-channel SACD/DVD player for sale at videogon.com for $300.00 under DVD players. This unit is a step above my DV6001 so there you go. Can only sound better !!
Now that Oppo has stopped making Universal Multi-Channel SACD players, are there hopefully new companies prepared to take over and produce new superior multi-channel SACD/BluRay players at similarly reasonable costs? - because 2-channel SACD players are sonically crippled & insufficient for complete TV & Music multi-speaker home set-ups?