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The other side of the coin

Contrary to popular thinking, a PCM derived SACD does not in any way sound similar to their original redbook CD disc counterpart. So don't dismiss the possibility that the conversion from pcm to dsd would have introduced certain sonic artifacts into the SACD that some other systems (in their unmolested, respective stock form) might have less trouble revealing.... as much as this might offend you.

The recently released Jennifer Warnes' "The Hunter" SACD is another title derived from a 90s digital pcm recording. Putting both the Sony released SACD disc and the original BMG first pressing CD disc to the test revealed very noticeable "softening" of music transients and truncation of soundstaging size on the SACD release.

On the other hand, SACD sounded harmonically richer against an early European "silver rim" RBCD pressing, an early Japanese pressing, and a few other subsequent USA repressings, and Asian K2 pressing versions.

Edits: 05/17/17

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