Sharing SACDs

Does anyone share SACDs with one another, obviously for ripping?  I was just curious of the ethics.  For example, if I discovered a great SACD and you were a friend, I would want to share it with you.  You might rip it and you might not.

If you shared an SACD with me and I liked it, but not to the point where I would go out and buy it, would it be all right if I made a copy for myself just to have in my library?

I'm interested in the opinions of others.  I am far removed from any audiophiles in my town.  None that I know of and I'm at least several hours away from any high-end stereo shops.


To me the important thing is that it is unethical to share and rip. It is… well, ripping off the artist and the company that produced it. Illegal is not the important point to me, although it is.

I am not condoning the practice myself either @ghdprentice , but if the person who made the copy for himself had no intention of ever purchasing the music, how does this become a loss to the artist?

It's much the same as the statistics that used to be published for the millions software companies lose due to piracy.  In my opinion, it is not an accurate consideration because it makes the assumption for example, all the people using Adobe products would have purchased them if they did not have pirated products.

I would never condone any "illegal" activities, but if one wanted to rip a "back up" copy of a SACD what would be a good piece of software?

I think it's also a question of numbers. I have never duplicated more than one of the same CD, and I never did it for profit. It was most often so I could have a back-up copy of a CD for my car, or sometimes because a friend asked for it.

Same here @roxy54 .  I rip all my CD and SACDs to my Aurender then put them in a box for storage.  My wife will discover them after I leave this world and sell them for $5 at a garage sale 🤣