It's nicely built, too. The top is some sort of aluminum or magnesium based material. The bottom feels like nylon, which is a bit unusual. It could be polycarbonate, though. It's a bit hard to tell. The reason I mentioned nylon is because the density and appearance is suspiciously similar to it. However, polycarbonate is much more common and, so, seems more probable. In either case, the plastic portion of the unit feels as sturdy as the metal portion. The panels fit together closer than I'm used to seeing with Sony units, too. Overall, _very_ solid build and sturdy feeling.
Power from the headphone out seems pretty beefy, especially for a post-1992 unit (this one is from 1994). I was keeping it around 2-3 on my MDR-E888LPs with an air conditioner and television in the background...nice.
Overall, it seems to combine what I like about my Technics SL-XPS900, with what I like about my D-465, with what I like about the D-35. I'm honestly a bit surprised it has gotten so little attention here. I imagine it must have something to do with the relative rarity of the unit. Oh well!
Just thought I'd give this initial impression for your guys' consumption. I'll try to do some reviews of units later. If anyone has particular suggestions on what to test, how to test, how to describe, etc...let me know as that will help me out a lot