Onkyo DV-SP502 DVD Players

4/5 (1 Reviews) MSRP : $305.00

Product Description

  • DTS(r)/Dolby(r) Digital/Digital Audio Output
  • Direct Digital Path
  • 96 kHz-48 kHz Selectable Digital Output
  • MP3 Playback
  • CD-R/RW Playback Capability
  • DVD-R/RW Playback Capability
  • Playback DAC 192 kHz/24-Bit
  • Video DAC 108 MHz/12-Bit
  • Dynamic Range Control

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Knadles a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: March 29, 2005

Bottom Line:   
Recently moved up from an older Pioneer CD player (don't remember the number, it was the first one with the "stable platter" design and a forerunner of the Elite line). So far, I've been using the Onkyo just for CDs and SACDs. What a difference! I had aquired a few hybrid SACDs over the last couple of years, and wasn't sure what to expect moving from the CD layer to the SACD layer. It's like putting on glasses for the first time, or having your ears flushed. There is a very real increase in detail and depth. Listening to Peter Gabriel's third album, you can almost feel the skin of the drums being hit. I've played the Heifitz Living Stereo SACDs quite a few times now, and you can actually hear the resonance of the violin body. The sound is rich and clean without any midrange honk. My wife was pretty skeptical when the player first showed up here, but she now appears to be sold on it as well. Traditional CDs also sound better on the new unit.

I won't give a review of the 502's DVD capability, since I haven't used it for that. I purchased the player mostly for music, but I'm sure it works as well as most other DVD units in it's price range. I'll probably run a cable over to the TV at some point, and if I find anything disappointing I'll make sure to post about it.

I'd recommend this player to anyone looking to make the jump to SACD. I'm sure there are better units out there, but for me, this was well worth the 250-300 bucks.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2004

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   Vanns

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