I am starting to plan for getting SACD layers from my collection archived and available for streaming. I know that the topic has been touched upon here and there in the forum, but I thought it might be worth while to have a thread devoted to the “how to” of the matter.
Please post your kit, software and other recommendations and tips here for all to reference. Lessons learned and things to avoid would also be very helpful.
Thanks in advance.
If this has already been addressed extensively somewhere else on the forum, let me know and I’ll delete this topic, if/as appropriate.
I’ve been referring to the Copper Magazine article on ripping SACDs. I plan to pick up one of the listed Sony players if I decide to rip my collection, likely the BX510. I am curious how others have made out using one of these Sony players.
I also followed the Copper Magazine approach and used the software to which it (indirectly–through HiFi Haven) links, on both a Mac and a PC. I picked up a used Sony BDP-S590 on eBay quite cheap. The articles list a number of players that work and I picked this one more or less at random. It’s worked very well for me.
I have a SONY BDP S6500 and a USB stick with the right crack version. Total investment in this is less than $40 those Sony upscaling 4k players are CHEAP on eBay. And with my model I don’t always have to power cycle, Most times it’s just pull USB out, shove back in and watch the BPD player cycle the tray. It’s pretty simple.
I remember back in the day when I had a turntable and started recording my LP’s to cassette tapes so I could play them in my truck and portable cassette player. Every time I upgraded my cartridge or cassette recorder, I felt compelled to re-record my whole catalog again.
At one point I said enough is enough, I’m not going through that whole process again.
When I think about recording my CD’s and SACD’s so I can stream them, I stop myself, because I know I’ll feel compelled to do the same damn thing every time I upgrade my DAC, or a better process comes along for burning the discs.