Auric Illuminator and SACDs
SACD's actually benefit more than other formats because SACDs are more sensitive to jitter. You can identify SONOPRESS SACDs by a marking around the inner spindle circumference.
Auric Illuminator is not compatible with early made hybrid SACDs made by Sonopress. You can identify SONOPRESS SACDs by a marking around the inner spindle circumference.
As of May 2003 Sonopress states "now we are using other materials and it is no longer necessary to have a special frontcoating. These discs have no sticker (warning against topical treatments) and you can clean the laserentry side carefully with special liquids like a normal CD." Therefore it is safe to apply Auric Illuminator to new Sonopress SACDs.
In the event Auric Illuminator has been applied to a Sonopress hybrid SACD, read instructions below.
If a Sonopress hybrid disc has been damaged, it can be corrected by polishing the playing surface with "Fine Scratch Remover" found in the CD Repair Kit (42-149), sold at Radio Shack. This polish removes the incompatible silica dioxide layer and any damage that may have occurred. Auric Illuminator can then be safely applied to the disc.