@joseph69 - not sure whether you are requiring your CD player to give you digital output or not (if so... please let me know what you choose).
Thanks for the reply.
Yes, I should have stated that I do use optical out, but like I've mentioned, I've been using vintage Sonys for a very long time, and I do love them very much, but their drawers always fail and I'm tired of repairing them, and the new Sonys IMO are poor quality. Build/performance doesn't even come close too the vintage model made in Japan. I currently own both the 601ES/701ES…the 601 I purchased about 1 year ago NOS/NIB and the drawer is starting to act up, and the 701 which is used but in beautiful condition needs some TLC in the spindle area, which I've yet too look into, but it does work. So as of now I'm just doing research to see if I should stop playing around with these models and just move on too something new. BTW, my first Sony CDP-C-77ES worked fine for 20 years being used nearly every single day…until the drawer gave up and I no longer had the patience to keep fixing it. I'm also looking at this (Sony CDP-515) but I'm weary about the drawer failing in the near future.