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Sony SCD-C222ES SACD Multi-Channel Player found today at thrift store for $29.99

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This model is a 5 disc changer which I have not owned one in a decade but used to enjoy. The SCD-C222ES SACD tends to be offered up in the $80 to $129.00 price range when remote control is included.

So while I got a deal at $29.99, this is not exactly their top of the line multi-channel disc spinner. Sound quality is very nice, seems a tad more open than my Denon, which I like. The old Denon seems dark on SACD (but not on DVD-A).

I just thought with all this talk about SACD players not being so common that I would grab my 3rd player, and stash it in the bedroom system rack.

It has analogue outs but, no HDMI in/outs here.
 

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Well to follow up on this unit. I played the D/V Derringer SACD this past weekend setting up this unit. Sounded fine, like really great in 4.0 quad. And after that it got harder to get the unit to accept multichannel layer or SACD layers on discs.

I'm going to clean the laser with cotton and alcohol and see if reading improves. But this is also known to happen before a laser assembly completely dies out for good. Sometimes cleaning helps, other times not.
 

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Well to follow up on this unit. I played the D/V Derringer SACD this past weekend setting up this unit. Sounded fine, like really great in 4.0 quad. And after that it got harder to get the unit to accept multichannel layer or SACD layers on discs.

I'm going to clean the laser with cotton and alcohol and see if reading improves. But this is also known to happen before a laser assembly completely dies out for good. Sometimes cleaning helps, other times not.
Good news, I opened up the unit and cleaned the laser beam eye, and player is now recognizing all SACD discs except for one. The Billy Joel Streetside Serenade SACD from AF comes up as CD (not SACD) every time I try. All other SACDs so far are coming up as SACD Multi-chan discs.

Yipee-Yay yeah!! I feel much better about this now. I had even gone onto eBay and bough the remote control for this unit. So that would have have been a bummer and wasted effort and cash.
 
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