purk.......The Sony SCD-1 is absolutely gorgeous. Wow. That is a very impressive design.
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In a stock form, the XA5400ES is a much better sounding machine especially in the redbook playback. In SACD playback it is a little bit closer with the edge going to the XA5400ES. I no longer have the SCD-1 so a direct commparison is not possible. However, I based the comparison to a much more expensive and better machine, the Exemplar 5910. The redbook on the 5400ES is probably one of its strong point and I really enjoy the sound of this unit. I never own the XA9000ES, but many have stated that the 5400ES is a better machine as well. FYI, I sold a stock SCD-1 after I bought a RAM modified SCD-1 (clock & Op-amps upgrade) which of course was later replaced with an Exemplar unit.
Yes, I'm afraid the XA5400ES maybe the last of it. The build quality is pretty spectacular on the Sony STR-DA9000ES though. The 7100ES receiver isn't bad either.
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I am not sure either of these is "old" (2001 and 1996) but I have both of these in my system. Got these pictures off of the web, do not have a good camera right now. The SCD-1 has been posted already, it is is legend already. The TC-KA3ES does not get much use anymore, but it sill works.
I wanted to post pictures but I get a message that I do not have permission to post attachments. Not sure why, perhaps someone can explain.
I pulled the cover off my 707ESD a few weeks ago. The build quality is the reason I can't part with it even though I don't use it anymore. I love the modules to the left "AUDIO" and "DIGITAL" The copper chassis is pretty cool.
Edited by WarriorAnt - 3/3/11 at 8:13pm