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post #31 of 227

The modules?  You mean transformers?

post #32 of 227

It's a shame, in my opinion, Sony didn't remain true to the Elevated Series (ES) components.  Their first ES pieces were remarkable components at the time, but once Sony baited everyone with the initial higher quality components they gradually began placing the ES logo on lower and lower quality gear until ES almost meant absolutely nothing.  Had Sony stayed the course with the original philosophy of truly high quality Elevated Series components they might have owned brand recognition similar to that of Esoteric (Teac Corp) today.  Instead, they maintained the mass marketing approach, labeled as much gear as they could ES until the killed the goose.

post #33 of 227

Here's my Sony STR-DA9000ES.  It is 65lbs of  200 watts x 9 channels of pure digital amplification and likely the last of Sony best receiver.  The unit sounds superb via iLink when using in conjunction with my SACDmods DVP-9100ES.  I own the Sony TA-N/E/P9000ES separates and the STR-9000ES sounds much better.

 

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WOW!  That's a beast!  

 

I have the TA-E9000 & TA-N9000, but I don't like the pre that much.  The amp is GREAT.

post #35 of 227

purk.......The Sony DA9000ES is gorgeous, and huge.  Thanks for the peek inside, too.

post #36 of 227
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WOW!  That's a beast!  

 

I have the TA-E9000 & TA-N9000, but I don't like the pre that much.  The amp is GREAT.


The E9000ES is decent but the P & N9000ES are great.  Still, the DA9000ES represents a much simpler and more thoughtful design.  I wish that the DA9000ES can decode Dolby & DTS TruHD though.



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purk.......The Sony DA9000ES is gorgeous, and huge.  Thanks for the peek inside, too.

 

The chassis is superb and built out of mostly aluminum.  The fit & finish on the DA9000ES is also better than the older separate.  My N/E/P 9000ES are in champagne gold though, so they are pretty striking as well.
 

 

post #37 of 227
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Here's my ES MiniDisc player.  It's very nice... has digital in too for my music server.

 

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post #38 of 227

I've had this DVP-S9000ES since they first came out.  Some time around 2001 maybe?

 

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And it will be back in action soon when the DNA Sonett arrives. biggrin.gif

post #39 of 227
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I remember that unit.  It was marketed along with the Men in Black movie.

post #40 of 227

Sure was, and I still have that movie around here somewhere.  It's the only DVD I own.  Hah.

post #41 of 227

Eee Pee.......I really like the thin drawer on the DVP-S9000ES.

 

 

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I've had this DVP-S9000ES since they first came out.  Some time around 2001 maybe?

 

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And it will be back in action soon when the DNA Sonett arrives. biggrin.gif


I forgot in my earlier post that I have one of these too.  I got mine in 2001 when they first came out, it is a great unit.  I just "retired" it from DVD duty (replace by an OPPO) and will use it in my soon to be upstairs study system that I am building from "retired" gear that is mostly stored here there and everywhere in my house.

 

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Eee Pee.......I really like the thin drawer on the DVP-S9000ES.



I do too, except it takes forever to open and close and play.  Hit open, 15 seconds later it slowly opens.  Hit close, it slowly closes, then hit play and 30 seconds later you finally get music.  Maybe Sony is giving me enough time to get back to my chair and settled in?  biggrin.gif

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I do too, except it takes forever to open and close and play.  Hit open, 15 seconds later it slowly opens.  Hit close, it slowly closes, then hit play and 30 seconds later you finally get music.  Maybe Sony is giving me enough time to get back to my chair and settled in?  biggrin.gif


Eee Pee.......That is the longest open, close, and play times I have ever heard of (not counting some Blu-ray players).  Maybe it has to do with the multi-format (DVD/SACD/CD/VIDEO CD).  The 15 seconds to open is puzzeling.  Has it always been that slow to open, or has it gotten that way with time?
 

 

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Eee Pee.......That is the longest open, close, and play times I have ever heard of (not counting some Blu-ray players).  Maybe it has to do with the multi-format (DVD/SACD/CD/VIDEO CD).  The 15 seconds to open is puzzeling.  Has it always been that slow to open, or has it gotten that way with time?
 

 


Well, that's not too bad in comparison to the SCD-777ES & SCD-1.  The two units take approximately 20 to 30 seconds to read TOC b/f playing as well.

 

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