Last week, I found some SACD's in Zhuhai,China in a shop at Gongbei Mall close to Macau border. They were samplers from Linn, McIntosh, Marantz, etc. selling at 55 RMB (US$8.8 or 6.3€). They were fake copies in a thicker cardboard digipack with slightly bolder texts and logos compared to the original superjewel cases and media, but with the full inner booklet.
By curiosity I bought the following ones:
- Closer to the Music, Vol.2, Stockfisch Records
- Closer to the Music, Vol.3, Stockfisch Records
- The Super Audio Surround Collection Volume 2, Linn Records
- McIntosh reference vocal sound Jazzing Mico, TopMusic
- Marantz High-End Audiophile Test Demo SACD, 14th Edition, STS
As expected, the media is a standard "silver" CD compared to the usual "gold" SACD.
Surprisingly, on most of these "SACD" all the tracks are there with their original number, but will play in a different order.
I guess they were built from the Redbook layer of the original SACD, so they sound pretty good for CD.
I also bought a supposedly SHM-CD of Fourplay's Esprit de Four for 22 RMB (US$3.5 or 2.5€). Packaging in jewel case was an almost perfect copy with the extra SHM-CD japanese overlabel. Again normal "silver" CD.
If you are interested, I can provide more details.
So just be aware that they may be selling on the net. There must be a market for these samplers worth to manufacture fake ones.