Super Audio CD (SACD) is a read-only optical disc for audio storage, introduced in 1999. It was developed jointly by Sony and Philips Electronics, and intended to be the successor to their Compact disc format. While the SACD format can offer more channels (e.g. surround sound), and a longer playing time than CD, research published in 2007 found no significant difference in audio quality between SACD and standard CD at ordinary volume levels.
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. A hybrid SA-CD is an SA-CD disc that can be played on regular CD players. The sound quality in that case will, in principle, not be better than that of a regular CD.
*Single-layer: A DVD-5 encoded with one 4.7 GB DSD layer. Single-layer SACDs carry no legacy format layer and are unreadable by conventional CD players.
*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. Neither single-layer SACDs nor dual-layer discs are backward-compatible with conventional CD players.
In this thread I will post SACD music in .iso format, sometimes Hybrid SACD in standart flac format.
If you want to listen it on computer, just download the file .ISO, install foobar and foo-input-sacd plugin (0.6MB), drag the iso file to foobar and listen.
Aslo, disc image you can record on DVD (+R, -R, +RW, -RW) using this program ImgBurn and listen on your player.
List of players wich play this disc:
Cambridge Audio Azur 650BD Cambridge Audio Azur 651BD Cambridge Audio Azur 751BD Cambridge Audio Azur 752BD Denon DBP-1611UD Denon DBP-2012UD Denon DBT-1713UD Denon DBT-3313UD Denon DVD-2910 Denon DVD-3910 Denon DVD-5900 Denon DVD-5910 Denon DVD-A1XVA Denon DVD-A11 Electrocompaniet EMP 3 Marantz DV7600 Marantz UD5005 Marantz UD5007 Marantz UD7006 Marantz UD7007 NAD M5 NAD M55 NAD T585 OPPO BDP-80 OPPO BDP-83 OPPO BDP-83SE OPPO BDP-93 OPPO BDP-95 OPPO BDP-103 OPPO BDP-105 Pioneer BCS-424 Pioneer BDP-140 Pioneer BDP-150 Pioneer BDP-440 Pioneer BDP-450 Pioneer BDP-LX55 Shanling SCD-T200C Sony BDV-E280 Sony BDP-S370/BX37 Sony BDP-S380 Sony BDP-S470 Sony BDP-S485 Sony BDP-S495 Sony BDP-S570 Sony BDP-S580 Sony BDP-S590 Sony BDP-S780 Sony BDP-S870 Sony BDP-S970 Sony BDV-E690 (до M12.R.0491) Sony BDV-E870 Sony BDV-E970W Sony BDV-E980B Sony DAV-SC8 Sony SCD-1 Teac DV-20D Yamaha BD-A1010 Yamaha BD-A1020 Yamaha BD-S1067