Then we finally get an SACD player in our concept – and then an SACD is playing the very best quality that is to be accumulated today.
Many (very many) of today’s high-quality CDs are released as SACD discs / Hybrid SACD and with regular CD players, we will never fully exploit these higher quality SACD discs.
The SACD discs have far greater bandwidth, much higher resolution and more information, better dynamics, etc.
Thus – a total higher sound quality – is the potential of SACD technology.
However, in order to exploit the potential of the SACD records, it is obvious that the SACD player is of a quality that picks up this extra information, processes it and sends it out with a quality level that the SACD records deserve.
And we get this with Metronome as a producer of SACD players.
Because – it is not provided that you get a higher sound quality with the SACD discs than with the CD discs – if you do not have a SACD player with high enough quality.
There are plenty of examples of people who seriously compared CD discs with SACD discs and did not hear the difference. The SACD discs may even have been perceived as poorer than the CDs.
We have tested this with bl. a Bluray players of “good” quality and we have compared bluray with the CD and the CD has played far better even if the CD disc contains less information, resolution, bandwidth, etc.
Thus, it is ultimately a matter of the quality of the player itself if we actually get something really better out of the SACD records.
If you have a “bad” SACD player, it is better to play hybrid SACD discs on a higher quality CD player
For us, this “problem” is now resolved – with Metronome now launching its AQWO – SACD player.
AQWO can also be used as a clean DAC as a center in the hifi system, with multiple digital inputs that allow you to connect multiple other digital sources.
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