Hi from Australia

G'day all. Hi-fi is my sweet respite from a hectic work life. My system is based around PS Audio. Great company. I've visited their HQ in Boulder, Colorado, and met Paul McGowan. My system is evolving, and presently comprises a P20 regenerator, Directstream DAC, BHK Preamp, BHK300 monoblocks, and Amphion Krypton3 speakers. I stream TIDAL via Roon. I do have an old Vincent CD player but streaming sounds better. Looking to learn how to rip SACDs on this forum. Waiting for the next PS Audio disc spinner. Thanks!
 
Thanks Mikey! That’s how I found HiFi Haven - I was looking for a way to rip SACDs and found that thread. Hard to find the compatible SACD players, though, at least in Australia. I’ve just purchased a Denon unit (DBT-3313) that should work - only one retailer seemed to have it, so may be one of the last!
 

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Thanks Mikey! That’s how I found HiFi Haven - I was looking for a way to rip SACDs and found that thread. Hard to find the compatible SACD players, though, at least in Australia. I’ve just purchased a Denon unit (DBT-3313) that should work - only one retailer seemed to have it, so may be one of the last!
Thats a fine disc player, and it works perfectly for ripping SACD, very easy and straightforward with that unit.
 
Thank you all for your welcoming messages!
I'm still waiting for confirmation of the order of my Denon 3313. Everything seems slower with COVID. Thank you, @MikeFresh for your feedback on the unit! That's reassuring and I hope that all goes well with the purchase. PayPal has paid the vendor!
I've attached a few more photos of my kit. I'm constrained with space, so I know it's not all set up ideally. I have my PS Audio BHK300 monoblocks stacked on each other, with the P20 regenerator behind it. There's an old Vincent CD-S6 player on top (coax to Directstream), an Oppo BDP95 Bluray player for movies (I have a projector+screen), PS Audio Directstream DAC and BHK Pre-amp, then an old Denon AVR-1907 surround sound amp which feeds the in-ceiling rear speakers for movies. Pity that the Oppo DBP95 can't be used to rip SACDs.
 

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Thats a fine disc player, and it works perfectly for ripping SACD, very easy and straightforward with that unit.
I've just spoken to the retailer I "purchased" online from - sadly, they don't actually have stock of the DenonDBT-3313 and should have removed it from their website. Sadly, I now don't have an SACD player to rip with!!
 

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I've just spoken to the retailer I "purchased" online from - sadly, they don't actually have stock of the DenonDBT-3313 and should have removed it from their website. Sadly, I now don't have an SACD player to rip with!!
Thats too bad, maybe you can find one secondhand like I did here in the U.S.

If you were hoping for a new-in-box player, maybe scour the dealers for a leftover/open box Cambridge CXU, 752BD, or perhaps an Arcam UDP411 or CDS27.

If not, there should be inexpensive used Sonys listed on eBay.
 
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