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    Posted: 01 Jan 2016 at 3:36pm
Happy new year all.

Looking for a decent SACD player, somewhere between £600-£1000.

Recommends and opinions gratefully received Big smile 
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How about an Oppo Blu-Ray universal player?

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It looks a great device if i wanted the Bluray with the added flexibility however, my preference is for a device that just does exactly what i want and nothing more so i think i really just want a high quality SACD player that is going to go well with a Maj DAC.

I may well be in the market for a Bluray player in due course and the Oppo you've pointed out looks a great bit of kit.  
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The Oppo players seem well regarded, and their multi format capability gives a large measure of future proofing, especially if this is true:

http://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/sacd-owners-beware.479453/

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There's no reason for another manufacturer somewhere in the far east not to copy said chip by means fair or foul.  It will probably happen anyway if it hasn't already.  The Chinese could certainly make a very high quality premium copy any time they wanted but to be true to the original they could just licence the IP from Sony and get it bang on.  

Alternatively i don't think it would be too difficult to personally track down and purchase a few of these chips or alternative equivalent components from other well known manufacturers through broadline component distributors like Farnell and RS, for your personal stash.
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You do realise that you won't be able to play DSD via the Majestic, don't you?
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I have been using a Yamaha CD-S2000 for a couple of years (I found it locally from a Gumtree seller & paid £430!).

1. As a CD transport via Lautus coax into a Majestic DAC. 

2. For SACD into the Majestic analogue input (pass through) via a Lautus stereo RCA pair. I like the fact that it is a pure 2 channel SACD player without the extra multi channel processing.

This sounds excellent playing both formats and is also a beautifully manufactured piece of kit - for instance the disc tray is very solid and smooth as silk in operation. When I played CDs via the inbuilt DAC, this was detailed and nice sounding but rather laid back and 'lazy', however I never intended using it as a stand alone CD player so this was of no consequence.
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