Can anyone tell me if there is a significant difference between performance of a CD vs the CD layer of a CD/SACD hybrid?
Are there technical reasons for a difference? Has anyone compared the same recording using a CD vs the CD layer of a Hybrid?
I am debating whether or not to buy CDs or SACD hybrids when I have a choice. Currently SACD does not sound good on my system but Redbook CDs are killer. That is largely due to the fact that I can output CDs digitally and cannot do that for SACDs. (Good move Sony). Times and equipment change so it would be nice to have some SACDs in case I have better playback options in the future. But I am not willing to sacrifice playback quality now.
Thank you for any feedback.