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post #136 of 227
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I remember that unit packaged with the Men in Black movie.  It's a pretty good machine for the money.

post #137 of 227

I have a XA20ES and a KA2ES. Hope I can join the club. tongue_smile.gif

post #138 of 227
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I have a XA20ES and a KA2ES. Hope I can join the club. tongue_smile.gif

Would love to see some pictures. 
 

 

 

post #139 of 227
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Would love to see some pictures. 
 

 

 


Sure thing. I'll get them posted up later. Sorry for the delay. redface.gif

 

post #140 of 227

Quick iPhone shot. Apologies on the quality.

 

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post #141 of 227
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IMO, the XA20es is 85% as good as the XA7es for a fraction of the cost.  It's a keeper IMO. I like that your cassette deck matches the XA20 in design.

post #142 of 227
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IMO, the XA20es is 85% as good as the XA7es for a fraction of the cost.  It's a keeper IMO. I like that your cassette deck matches the XA20 in design.



Well, one can easily upgrade the op-amp from stock JRC to OPA627 for much improved performance but the 7ES is still better.  I am still holding to my 20ES as this particular model is my second expensive source purchase which dated back in 2003.

post #143 of 227
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IMO, the XA20es is 85% as good as the XA7es for a fraction of the cost.  It's a keeper IMO. I like that your cassette deck matches the XA20 in design.



Oh, I plan on keeping it. Both were hand-me-downs from part of my dad's old system. They ain't going anywhere. smile.gif

 

They are both from the same time period, so I'm not surprised they match so well.

post #144 of 227

There is a Sony TA-E90ES Audiophile Stereo Processor/Preamp   for $475  locally and it would help if you guys can advice if it's worth the price & also if it's good as an headphone amp.

 

I don't want to derail this thread but don't know where else to ask. You guys seem to be most knowlegeable with regards to Sony ES products.

Thanks in advance

 

 

 

  for forf

post #145 of 227
my favorite headphone rig has the scd1 to a da924. if nothing else that thing could break my back. they don't build them like that anymore. in recent years i'd call es "mainstream" high end. not elite high end......but it was.
post #146 of 227
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There is a Sony TA-E90ES Audiophile Stereo Processor/Preamp   for $475  locally and it would help if you guys can advice if it's worth the price & also if it's good as an headphone amp.

 

I don't want to derail this thread but don't know where else to ask. You guys seem to be most knowlegeable with regards to Sony ES products.

Thanks in advance

 

 

 

  for forf


That's a great preamp for the money. Get it if it's cherry.
post #147 of 227

That's a good price for a E90ES.  Its purely a pre-amp (no tone controls) and works great with my HD800s.  If its in decent physical condition, I would buy it.

post #148 of 227
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That's a great preamp for the money. Get it if it's cherry.

 

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That's a good price for a E90ES.  Its purely a pre-amp (no tone controls) and works great with my HD800s.  If its in decent physical condition, I would buy it.

Thanks guys. I will get it.



 

 

post #149 of 227
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Thanks guys. I will get it.



 

 

Please post a photograph of it when you get it (if you can).
 

 

post #150 of 227
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If you don't like it, sell it to me as long as it's cherry. biggrin.gif
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