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Re: I'm divin' IN (bum backwards:-)...
Posted by Jazz Inmate on October 1, 2004 at 06:59:37:
You could have bought these for $9.09 a pop, so $12 each is not particularly great. That's list price.
>> (1) Hybrids are pretty new, right? I mean, like less than a year old or so? <<
No, they've been produced since the introduction of SACD more than five years ago. The 2nd SACD I ever bought was the MFSL Duke Ellington hybrid. Hybrids existed from the beginning. In fact Sony was one of the only labels not producing hybrids.
>> (2) I read a lot of "music" press, but not a lot of "audio" press. I don't think that the flexibility and future-proof element of Hybrids is being trumpeted adequately to music-philes. Anyone agree? <<
The only thing that will get music lovers on board is lots of music available on hybrid. Writing about it doesn't cut it. You knew about hybrids but did not dive in until you saw titles that interested you at a price that was comparable to CDs. Voting with your money is what counts.
>> (3) I just don't get the following situation...I just paid $12 apiece for some newly issued SACD Hybrids, yet MANY SACDs are out there in the $25-30 price range. Something's gotta give? <<
I've always said that in the long run there is no reason SACD would be a more expensive technology than CD. Prices are starting to reflect the truth of that after only about five years. Many audiophile CDs like XRCDs are in the range of $25-$30.