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I Want to jump in the Rabbit Hole NOW Called DVD-A

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My new to me Toshiba SD-9200 DVD player has been wonderful to use for CD's lately but the more I read into it said that it touts itself as a universal player as it plays HDCD, Dvd-A and I have read in many forums that it will do 2-Channel only SACD. I want to find a 2 channel SACD to hear whats up, is there anything specific I should search for when looking for this 2 channel SACD as opposed to the multi track or hybrid SACD

 

EDIT... I cannot seem to find the aformentioned 2 channel SACD option so... its back to block 1 this now became the DVD-A rabbit hole

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I find most listings of SACDs confusing.  I'm not sure if the terms are not standardized or I just haven't caught on to the naming convention. I'm always looking for 5.1 SACDs so I look to see that it says "multi-channel".  On the other hand "hybrid" I think means that the SACD also contains a 16bit/44k layer that can be played on a standard CD player.  Sometimes the web pages will let you filter results by multi channel or stereo. Maybe someone else can chime in if they've figured it out. 

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Hybrid means it has a layer that's playable on a standard CD player. I can't speak for the Toshiba, but my oppo 105 will play all SACD formats. I have it set to downmix multi-channel to stereo. There are settings for Multi-Channel, Stereo, and CD-Mode.

 

I looked through the owner's manual for the Toshiba SD-9200, and there's no mention of SACD anywhere. My best guess is that it will play the CD layer on a hybrid disc. 

 

Of course, I could be wrong. $1 to Dennis MIller (no, the other Dennis Miller :D

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From the Wikipedia article on SACD:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Audio_CD

SACD is a disc of identical physical dimensions as a standard compact disc; the density of the disc is the same as a DVD. There are three types of disc:

  • Hybrid: Hybrid SACDs are encoded with a 4.7 GB DSD layer (also known as the HD layer, as well as a PCM (Red Book) audio layer readable by most conventional Compact Disc players.
  • Single-layer: A DVD-5 encoded with one 4.7 GB DSD layer.
  • Dual-layer: A DVD-9 encoded with two DSD layers, totaling 8.5 GB, and no PCM layer. Dual-layer SACDs can store nearly twice as much data as a single-layer SACD.
  • Unlike hybrid discs, both single- and dual-layer SACD's are incompatible with conventional CD players and cannot be played on them.
There's a lot more in that article, including tables of performance and compression, and such.
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3 hours ago, Sk1Bum said:

I looked through the owner's manual for the Toshiba SD-9200, and there's no mention of SACD anywhere. My best guess is that it will play the CD layer on a hybrid disc. 

 

Im fearing you have a valid point I have been searching again for the thread where I read it and NADA

 

SO... time to update the thread title 🤣

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Toshiba had a competing video format to BluRay, called HD-DVD. The SD9200 should play the HD-DVD discs, which have 5.1 Audio. 

 

I have a Pioneer DV593S, which could play SACDs and DVD-A discs, which was released around the same time period as the SD9200. 

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