Marantz SA-7S1 SACD Player: People Use SACDs?

Marantz is launching the SA-7S1, which promises to be the Dreadnought of Super Audio CD players. The gold-colored player's main claim to fame is the built-in anti-vibration electronics (or so says the machine translation). Otherwise, it plays Super Audio CDs, "regular" CDs and burned CD-R/RWs; no MP3 support here, I'm afraid. The Super Audio CD Player That Could goes on sale in Japan this October for about $6,200. A bit much?

Speaking of which, are there any actual SACD users out there? Given the price of this player, one would expect the SACD market to skew only toward people with large amounts of petrodollars at their disposal. Any opinions in the house?


Press Release (in Japanese) [Marantz via Akihabara News]

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