Hello All: Today the postie handed me the Mott The Hoople double SACD/CD from the Dutton Vocalion label.
One of the three albums in the package, The Hoople, is offered as either a quad or a stereo mix. That set me wondering what would be needed to play the Quad version from the SACD. I am guessing you would the following hardware:
- An SACD player with an HDMI output to send the encrypted digital data read from the disc to…
- An AV receiver with an HDMI input that can decrypt the encoded stream.
- Four speakers, natch
I guess the SACD player would also require additional smarts beyond the two-channel players so that the user could tell it to read either the multichannel or the stereo mix, right? So just ‘any old’ player that can read a regular SACD would not suffice.
Does that about cover it or is there something else needed to enjoy quadraphonic music?