IronWaffle,I can't speak to the hardware issue but I can easily attest to Bill Mac's knowledge. He may be new HERE but he has a strong presence at AVS and SH.tv, where he's among the few (like FredBlue), who carries the multi-channel torch. Of the latter place, he also has a frustratingly faster trigger finger than I do when some deals arise!
From my standpoint I'd put you both on reasonably similar planes (well above me) and would hope all could just move along, agreeing to disagree. Among my favorite things about this board is it's relative lack of drama. I'm glad to see Bill Mac here, even if it's weird not seeing the SACD avatar beside his handle. A great addition to the community.
@Bill, elsewhere you mentioned you were going to A/B the two quad mixes. I hope you post your observations here, too.
Thank you for the kind words, I really appreciate it ! Certainly not on the level of FredBlue but will make the effort to keep learning and listening. I'll try to not be so quick with the "buying" trigger finger .
I would like to offer Quadzilla an apology for my "BS" comment and admit I should have been more diplomatic with my response. I went back and edited a few of my previous posts. Maybe not in this thread but I would seriously like to know in all honesty why a universal player makes a bad SACD player.
In post #149 I posted my thoughts (copied from AVS) on the comparison I did between The Best of the Doors Blu-ray and SACD. Thanks again !