Really? I have Sony and Oppo players (and used others). These have settings to fix your default preference to always read the SACD layer and do.
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Thank you. I have not yet had an OPPO. The players I have had have been a bit mainstream. Sony, Marantz, Denon, Music Hall and some others I am not remembering. Some have had settings to set the redbook or SACD layer, but that has not always made a difference.
The current Dennon has a default setting, but has not made much difference.
I am in the market to get a new/used player and want to make sure my choice will read the SACD layer on hybrid discs.
Any suggestions on players you like the sonic qualities of would be appreciated.
Seems some high end companies are not offering SACD players.
Also, are there outboard DACs that process the SACD layer on discs?
If you are playing actual SACD disk's, you'll probably have to go with a 1 box player. There are very few separates, and all the ones I know of are very expensive. The Marantz SACD players are very popular in your price range. I have a Sony 9000ES. Its a decent player stock, but its a very popular player to mod. I know the Oppo is good, but if you just need to play CD/SACD, you'll end up paying for a lot of features you won't be using.