QZ you fixed a problem for me. I had inadvertently set one rear Klipsch Academy to large and one to small on my Oppo 105. I was trying to figure out why they didn't sound balanced. Even swapped speakers, thinking one was muted. When that failed, I started suspecting the Marantz 4300 receiver(recapped). I think it was my incorrect settings all along!It sends full-range audio to the rears, rather than using bass-management to cut off the lows to them.
I am glad to help. It is always nice when the problem is an inexpensive (or free) fix.QZ you fixed a problem for me. I had inadvertently set one rear Klipsch Academy to large and one to small on my Oppo 105. I was trying to figure out why they didn't sound balanced. Even swapped speakers, thinking one was muted. When that failed, I started suspecting the Marantz 4300 receiver(recapped). I think it was my incorrect settings all along!
Because you need multichannel analog outputs, "new" would be very difficult. And its not that the technology isn't supported... SACD's are released regularly by several re-issue companies, though, ironically, not by Sony, who invented them... its because you cant use digital outputs into your vintage gear.I'm in the same situation as switchblade. I have a older model quad receiver (Sansui) and would love to get into some SACDs and the like. Right now, I just have albums. Anyone have a recommendation for a player that won't break the bank and do a decent job? Not sure if any are available "new" or if this is a technology that's not supported anymore (like my quad albums.) Again, I won't have a center channel or subwoofer.
Just bought the QX-7001 from a local stereo store/repair shop that used to be a Sansui dealer. Totally done over. It's pretty amazing!Oppo 105, Oppo 103, Marantz DV7600..... Disc player must play SACD and have 5.1 analog outs.
I'm sure others know many more options than these. Which Sansui quad do you have?
In Chicago Reckless Records has a decent selection across their three locations, you can see their inventory online: Reckless Records Chicago: New & Used Records, CDs, DVDs, games & more - index.phpAny good places to locate SACD cds?
Of course, now that I saw this thread, guess who is looking to see which Oppos have analog 5.1 out....PC but no disc player in the mancave.Oppo is a great choice, but I never could find an excuse to upgrade my Pioneer 578A. You can get that or a 563 which will play DVD-A, SACD and DTS dirt cheap on ePay.
If you can find a DV-980H, I use one in my bedroom system with a Yamaha RX-V1500 and I love it … although it does have a tendency to pull the disk-loading drawer in unexpectedly, so you have to be careful or it will pinch the disk. This is a fairly common problem with this model. I only paid $35 (Canadian) for it though, and it has multichannel analog line outputs. You can't go wrong, and it plays HDCDs too.Of course, now that I saw this thread, guess who is looking to see which Oppos have analog 5.1 out....PC but no disc player in the mancave.
Worse than 'modern' home theatre receivers with HDMI settings, digital input assignments, useless DSP settings, speaker size and distance settings, bass management, and space shuttle remote controls? Not hardly.Man I love the looks (and control) of these older receivers - but they can be finicky little fucks!
Super Audio CDs (SACDs) are available from several online music stores including Acoustic Sounds (1,560 SACDs), Elusive Disc (1,595 SACDs), Music Direct (436 SACDs) and Amazon.Com, among others.Any good places to locate SACD cds?