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wildboar1
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SACD standard CD layer sounds worse than standard CD?

I have compared several SACD discs with their original non-SACD versions (for example, the original issue of "American Angels" on HMU and its SACD incarnation). It sounds, to me, like the NORMAL (non-SACD 2 track or surround) layer on the SACD sounds worse than the CD in its original issue. I've heard this difference on Mercs and Living Stereos, too. Shouldn't non-

SACD versions--whether on an SACD disc or the original issue--sound identical? Anyone else experience this?

Monty
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Re: SACD standard CD layer sounds worse than standard CD?

I've not tried the same album in both formats, but I'm inclined to trust your ears on this from my experience with all the "Remastered" discs that sound bad compared to the original release discs.

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