DVD-A and SACD--really worth it? 2002-06-05 06:35:34 Hello all!I was wondering if anybody who owns an SACD/DVD-A audio player could comment on the quality of their machine and if they can hear a difference between a standard 44.1Khz/16 bit CD and the newer formats. I am asking this because I have been tempted to purchase such a player, but cannot decide between the two formats. In addition, since I am on a low budget, I wonder if SACD/DVD-A are even worth it? Isn't the 192Khz sampling rate a tad excessive (or the 2.8(?)Mhz DSD stream on SACD)? 44.1Khz seems fine to my ears. . .24-bit word-length would be nice, but how much difference would it make, esp. considering that 99.9% of the 900 recordings I own were done in analog?I probably won't purchase the SACD/DVD-A format unless there is a proven difference (statistically significant) in subjective quality in a laboratory, and a meaningful one at that. Any thoughts on this, or papers somebody could point me towards?