I’m looking to see if anyone knows if a regular Bluray is better, worse or the same as an SACD disc. For example if I bought a live concert Bluray how would it compare to an SACD of the same material.
Presuming the same mastering, obviously.
I’m gonna go with you won’t be able to hear a difference, but just my opinion.
Each one is specific to the disc. One format not better than the other. Head over to Steve Hoffman forums for detailed comparisons of whatever disc you are interested in.
I assume the mastering is the same just the difference of what is carrying more data etc. I assume. Just not sure what takes the most advantage of delivery whether it’s a bluray or SACD, I’m pretty sure they’re close I just don’t know the specifics.
SACD would have the advantage as it is DSD the Bluray may offer high bit rate PCM but not all offer uncompressed files.
Same disc player would be another assumption…able to play both. Not many out there that do afaik.
Both my Oppo and Marantz players play Bluray, CD, SACD & DVD-A
I would think the Bluray would inject more noise into the system than sacd due to video circuits & clocks of hdmi interface
Thanks. That makes sense. Along with the other reply that mentioned a Blu-ray won’t pass the DSD files.
Maybe the clocks would make a difference but on the Oppo at least you can use the Pure Audio feature which disables the video circuitry.
Edit: The lack of DSD on Blu-ray is a point well taken.
I have Blu-ray Audio that plays in the DMP and even 2 disc sets that have Blu-ray Audio and SACD of same material.
There are subtle differences between the two formats played back but I have to say I’ve never distinctly preferred one over the other in the 2 cd sets, both formats yielded pretty darned great sound.
Agreed. On the few 2L SACD + Blu-ray I have they both sound fine and I’m not sure I could reliably tell one from the other.