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Nine Inch Nails SACD

Discussion in 'High resolution audio' started by feurous, Jan 27, 2005.

  1. feurous

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    I recently bought the Nine Inch Nails: the downward spiral deluxe edition and it is in SACD. I was wondering if there are any media players that can play the SACD(5.1) version. Real Player? Windows Media Player? Can my computer play the SACD format?
     
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    computer (DVDROM or CDROM) drives cannot read SACD. Most SACD discs have two layers: one SACD layer, and one regular CD layer. Your computer might be able to play the regular layer. SACD is a proprietary format that only SACD lasers can read.
     
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    Not much point to buy a Hybrid SACD unless you are planning to buy a SACD player. Of Course you need to also purchase the proper Receiver/Speakers to here the difference.
     
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    SACDs only come with a standard CD layer for the convenience of being able to play it in regular players, like a car CD player. So yes, don't buy SACDs if you don't have a SACD player, but why would you? I have a ps2, so I don't buy xbox games...
     
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