Why do so many companies have players labeled SACD if they can't play SACD? Isn't that more than kinda illegal?? My Oppo plays them through HDMI, but I want to play just the stereo layer through my main system, not my HT.
I believe all the Oppo's will play SACD's from the HDMI output. I have a 93 that will.
But I want to play the SACD stereo layer without going the HTMI route and am confused why I can't. RCA and Optical can't handle the amount of info and I'm not sure about Balanced. It looks like USB will work but there are only a few SACD players in my price range that have USB outputs.
How's everyone else playing SACDs?
There is a menu setting on the Oppo for SACD. It shows it on but it will only play through the HDMI output. There is dead silence when I use ANY other output. Most of the problem ( So I'm told ) seems to be that RCA and Optical cables cant handle all the information from the DSD layer. Just like now you need a new HDMI cable to play UHD/4K. HDMI 2.2 is what I bought. Sound will still play on most any HDMI cable.
I am going to try and find a Bryston DAC-3. If the DAC sounds good to me, then I'll be all set.
"That works Mahler but Jim wants to output over rca analog
I think he just needs change some menu settings and he should be all
Thanks for your thoughts. Keep em coming.
I did everything my manual said. I did everything you said, and the Tv screens says yes, but the speakers say no. The CD layer plays just fine. I added a digital rca, CD. I added aToslink, CD. RCA only, nothing.
You just said that the RCA’s are shut off when you plug in a digital or Toslink cable. Not on mine. Could the problem be there?
From you and others are saying, I’m beginning to think it’s the
Hello Google my old friend.
Thanks again for your help.
So last night I hooked a Sony to a smart tv with HTMI and Optical out to a receiver. I played the SACD stereo layer. I hooked up the Oppo the same way and it also played the SACD stereo layer.
Than I did something I hadn’t tried before, I plugged in a Toslink and a digital RCA into the Oppo and removed the HDMI, and plugged in the Analog RCA’s back in. Both the Toslink and the Digital RCA were plugged into other devices and are working as they should. IT WORKED! I was able to listen to the SACD stereo layer form the Analog RCA’s! Than I went to bed, confused but happy.
Later today I’m going to unplug the Toslink and then the Digital RCA and see what happens.
I need coffee...
So I'm just finishing my third cup and I have unplugged the Toslink and the Digital RCA from the Oppo and I am still happily listening to the stereo layer. I'm guessing something was stuck with the Optical hardware, but I'm not an expert. The HDMI video is still plugged into a TV so I can see the menus, and the HDMI audio was never plugged in before last night, and is now unplugged once again.
One final question ( I hope), So both you and my Oppo manual ( same thing ;) ) say to use the PCM setting, and it works. YEAH! The question is so does the DSD setting. I have turned the Oppo off and on with each and every change so I'm pretty sure it's not a fluke.
Maybe a 4th cup of coffee in called for?