Help needed on music system setup

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by wisredz, Jan 7, 2007.

  1. wisredz macrumors regular

    Aug 4, 2006
    Hi there,

    Lately I have been thinking of getting a decent audio system for my room. And I mean decent, I don't want a mini music set or something like that. I was thinking of getting a deck SACD player and kick-*ss speakers but this decision is not based on knowledge or anything, just what I see from serious music listeners(?).
    I was hoping to get your help on this matter. I don't need radio or MP3 playback or multidisc changers. All I need is decent SACD player and speakers.
    Any help is highly appreciated. Some technical introduction might be helpful as well

    PS: I know there are some players for $5k or over but I'm in the market for middle-priced stuff.
  2. scottlinux macrumors 6502a


    Sep 21, 2005
    SACD uses digital outputs, so you need to make sure your receiver/speakers, etc can take that. I think SACD players use spdif.

    You should just be aware that DVD-A discs do NOT use digital outs. They are analog. So if you wanted a DVD-A player in your setup, you'd have to use a different setup on your receiver. A pain.
  3. chasemac macrumors 6502a


    Jan 30, 2005
    In a house.
    All you need.:)
  4. wisredz thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 4, 2006
    Thanks for your replies :)

    Chasemac, that Bose sure looks cool but I'm afraid it's not what I need. I want the speakers to fill the room with music.

    scottlinux, I have been considering a Denon DVD player that can play SACD and DVD-A at the same time. But I'm not so sure about SACD right now, because my room at the time can't accomodate a full surround system. Perhaps in the future, when I change the furniture.

    I have been considering B&W speakers as well. I thought I'd get the 802D but then I let the idea drop when I saw the price :) $12k for a pair. So I've been thinking about 803 or 804 or perhaps 703 or 602. I know I have to listen these before buying but these speakers seem to get a lot of positive reviews online.

    Also what have you got to say about Marantz SR5600 A/V Receiver? I'm not very good at this stuff, so this was an uninformed decision.

    Thanks again for your replies and your time

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