SACD Software Question

Hello Everyone,.
Do all SACD's have both an SACD layer as well as a red book layer?
Thanks for your help.
Some are SACD only and will only play in a SACD player.
Some are "hybrid" and have the SACD part as well as the redbook part.
If new, they are usually marked as to what they are.
Good Luck!
No. The ones that do will be labeled hybrid.
I would add that there is also another layer on SACD's. That is a two channel only layer. So, with a hybrid SACD there would be three total layers; multi channel SACD (3 to 5 ch), 2 channel SACD, and redbook CD.
AFAIK, the 2channel DSD and the multichannel DSD are different tracks on the same layer.

Lokie, that's a misconception that I've heard posted before - Kr4 is correct. Note that there have also been dual layer non-hybrid SACDs produced, to make things even more complex, but we don't see these any more.

There used to be some great pictures on Disctronics UK, but I went to find them for you and got pushed to Deluxe Media, who bought them some time back; and their web site for Disctronics is broken.