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post #1 of 7
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Got the subscription a couple of days ago. October issue lists Stax in Class A. No surprise here.

Although a whole bunch of Sony SACDs, carousal or not, are in Class A and Class A+. I'm itching to take the advantage of price match in another thread to upgrade my office CDP.
post #2 of 7
Yeah, the SCD-C333ES was promoted to Stereophile Class A, and the SCD-C555ES has joined it there too. The SCD-1 and SCD-777ES are Class A+.

They have a full review of the SCD-C555ES in this issue too.
post #3 of 7
BTW,

That rating only counts for the SACD playback not the CD playback of the players.


post #4 of 7
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Originally posted by KR...
BTW,
That rating only counts for the SACD playback not the CD playback of the players.
Still impressive. And I can only speak for the 333 (but Stereophile gave the redbook playback of the 555 high marks too in this issue) when I say that its redbook playback is quite remarkable, particularly when you consider the price it can be had for nowadays.
post #5 of 7
Well, that just goes to show how wrong I was when I said that Stereophile would probably rate the 333 in class C if they had known about its lower price. But I wonder if it really belongs in class A (just below the 777) considering the very negative remarks so many Stereophile readers had about the 333 (in relation to the 777) and the comparisons the Stereophile writers themselves made between the two players. But I can personally vouch for the 333 as an excellent player.
post #6 of 7
what headphones are those, KR... ?
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what headphones are those, KR... ?
Which ones do you mean? The ones as my personal pic? Those are the Grado HP-1000's.

The other ones are a prototype Sony headphone.
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