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post #21 of 37 Old 05-19-15, 07:02 PM
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How does it sound?
Fantastic!

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Did you follow the directions i posted for setting it up?
No need - turns out I already had it set up properly.
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Fantastic!


No need - turns out I already had it set up properly.
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Did you follow the directions i posted for setting it up?
Agree with Ron, it might be good to double-check settings, make sure you weren't getting a PCM signal from a hybrid disk (it that is what you have). Not doubting your success, just know how easy it is to be thrown off by one odd setting and not be hearing what we think we are. Does the AVR indicate it is decoding DSD?
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Agree with Ron, it might be good to double-check settings ...
Yup, I did double-check them when I snapped the pics (previous post). The first pic shows the Sony set-up menu, with the SACD channel option set to "DSD Multi" (the other option, IIRC, is "2 CH"). My system was playing 5.1 audio (through my 5.4 speakers ). The AVR did show multi-channel playback, but I forgot to snap a pic of that.

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[Super Audio CD Playback Channel]
[DSD 2ch]: Plays the 2ch area.
[DSD Multi]: Plays the multi-channel area.
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Should have looked at your pics closer...

Very cool, I've been thinking about an inexpensive Bluray for the music room, might just follow your lead. Good find!
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Thanks eljay. Looks like the Sony 6200 is a great low cost way to get in to SA-CD.
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Thanks eljay. Looks like the Sony 6200 is a great low cost way to get in to SA-CD.
It is, but (and I think I've got this right) only if your AVR can handle (i.e., decode) a DSD audio stream.

(Mine can, I'm guessing that most new AVRs can, too.)

As far as I can tell, the Sony will not decode an SACD's multi-channel audio track and send it to an AVR as an LPCM stream, so if you have an older AVR (or maybe even a newer, entry-level AVR) that can't handle DSD, you likely won't be able to use the Sony for SACD audio playback.

Nice thing about getting the player at BestBuy is that you can always return it if it doesn't work for you.
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I have a Denon X3100W. It seems very capable and up to date. I will dig around the manual and see if I can find anything ,I can understand about playback formats. Thanks again.Best Buy is great about returns.
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The product page for the AVR-X3100W says it has "DSD Audio capability", so you're good to go.
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Cool thanks eljay.
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