Two New SACD Players from Philips

Philips Consumer Electronics have tentatively announced two new SACD players for the European and American markets. They will be the company’s second and third multichannel-SACD/DVD-Video players and both are equipped with basic SACD bass management.

The least expensive machine will be the SACD 900, priced at approximately Ј200 ($299). Accompanying it, the Ј400 ($600) DVD9625A adds a Faroudja progressive-scan output – a feature unavailable to ‘official’ unmodified PAL machines – and built-in Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1-channel decoders.

The company’s flagship player, the SACD 1000 ~Ј1,350 ($1,999) will continue to head Philip’s SACD line-up.