High-End SACD Player From Sharp

Sharp have announced a high-end SACD player, scheduled for a mid-summer 2002 launch. The $12,000 machine will include multi-channel SACD capabilities together with a progressive scan component video output and integral Dolby Digital and DTS multi-channel decoders.

The new machine will only be available via Sharp’s high-end SharpVision dealer network, and will be accompanied by two matching amplifiers, but in a strange move both are two-channel only.