I have the MOFI SACD which I will stick with and I can play that on the Luxman also.Markie, since you are a real Layla 'fanboy' are you aware Universal Japan has released a UHQ MQA encoded version which would probably sound stunning on your Luxman D~03X player, when decoded/unfolded:
Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs [Hi-Res CD (MQA x UHQCD)] [Limited Release] Derek & The Dominos CD AlbumDerek & The Dominos,Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs,CD Album listed at CDJapan! Get it delivered safely by SAL, EMS, FedEx and save with CDJapan Rewards!www.cdjapan.co.jp
I did an experiment a few days ago with the Leon Russell-Leon Russell.
1. The little Japanese box SHM SACD and the new MQA of the same title.
To my joy I found them sounding identical.
So from a price point it verifies my strategy when buying MQA, if they have already been released in Japan as an SACD, SHM SACD, or I guess any SACD, MOFI included I will not buy an MQA copy if I already have it.
That said, game on with MQA titles that have not been released in any form of SACD or I don't have..
And Ralphie, you have said many times, and for the record I want to agree with you, an MQA disc even without the ability to unfold the MQA still sounds better than a RBCD most of the time. Rubellan Remasters seem to be good, but they don't seem to happy over there with the handling of there orders.
Unless, you are able to find the very early 1990's first run version of a particular release.
Many times when a CD is released, say a 2021 remaster/remix version, I will see if any early 1990's versions are still available. They usually cost half the price of a new version and first generation CD's for the most part always sound better as Loudness Compression hadn't creeped in yet.