In order to create SACD-R you need to bypass strong copy protection and create pit-width modulation that player is looking for. AFAIK there is no hardware that can do that.
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Paul McGowan was just writing on this in his posts in PS Audio. SACD is a rare animal and Sony has done everything in their power to protect it.
I do have & like SACD's. However, the effort you are talking about with SACD-R just isn't worth it. The cost to burn them is probably prohibative as well.
Since the format is stuck at 24/100, a really nice used player should sound as good as a newer unit. Save some money on the player and burning and spend it on buying discs.
I have tested:
DENON DBT-1713UDP, 5-10, sound was just ok.
Sony BD590, 1-10. Might as CD's sounded better through my CD player than SACD through this.
Yamaha BD-A1020, 6-10, just a slight bit better than the DENON.
Maranz UD7007, 9.5-10, almost as good as the Primare, but much less$. This machine really sounds amazing! Very well built as well.
Oppo 95, 8-10, good, but certainly not as great as all the hype is. Sounded a bit flatt with SACD, 24Bit FLAC was very good though.
Primare BD32 is my refence point still 10-10.
No 2ch CD/SACD players were compatable unfortunately:
Yamaha, Pioneer, Marantz...In order to play SACD-R the player must be able to read DVD-R discs. So, only BD/SACD players could read them. This is really unfortunate since I have no TV in my 2ch room. And, the BD players do not have a true DSD DAC like some of the 2CH CD/SACD players.
I am keeping the Marantz.
If you don't intend to burn the SACD-R and only intend to play the 2 channel layer, all you need is a DAC that can process DSD over USB, a Mac Mini with Audirvana Plus 1.4 and voila. Playback of the ISO on your computer.
You can also do the same on the PC (using foobar and specific plug ins) but I am not familiar with it.
SACD playing on an EMM Labs CDSA thru Meitner MA-1 DAC with AES input.
Same SACD.ISO file playing on a Mac Mini on Audirvana Plus streaming through USB to Meitner MA-1 DAC with DSD over USB.
Ironically, the SACD.ISO file on DSD sounds better than playing with the original SACD disc on the SACD player.
Me, my friend and my cossin all have the best Universal player ever built, the Denon DVD-3910. We all bought two of these in case of spareparts. DVD audio sounds great, SACD sounds formidable. The dynamic is one of a kind. There is nothing better, not even vinyl. These days you can still buy one under 100,00. But the more people know these are the only high-end players that can play SACD-R, the more the price will rise. We also make our own SACD from DVD-rips and HD-Tracs and HD-Vinyl, with the help of the Philips software:
Super Autor. In a german test on the internet, the DENON DVD-3910 Was the best SACD plyer ever tested.