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Sony made some GREAT looking gear.  

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I own a TA-E9000ES, TA-N9000ES, TA-P9000ES, DVP-S9000ES, TA-N80ES & ST-SA50ES. I use these components daily. Interestingly, since the optical DVD input on the TA-E9000ES will accept a 24/96 signal, I send computer audio to it via a Creative Sound Blaster X-FI HD used as a USB to optical interface. It all sounds good, and I have no interest in anything to replace this stuff, since I've heard no better. I also own a Sony PS-4750 Turntable which although 32 years old still works great. In addition, I own a TC-K950ES that's 20 years old and it too still works like new. But, the center piece of my system is a pair of Sony PCM-7010F DAT Recorders connected to a Sony RM-D7200 Dual Remote Controller. None of this stuff is for sale, and, in fact, I'm looking for a mint TA-E80ES, so hollar if you'd like to sell one. I sold mine back in 2004 along with a few other pieces of ES gear which I thought I could live without. I was wrong.


Edited by sterling1 - 3/14/11 at 6:47pm
post #63 of 227
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I own a TA-E9000ES, TA-N9000ES, TA-P9000ES, DVP-S9000ES, TA-N80ES & ST-SA50ES. I use these components daily. Interestingly, since the optical DVD input on the TA-E9000ES will accept a 24/96 signal, I send computer audio to it via a Creative Sound Blaster X-FI HD used as a USB to optical interface. It all sounds good, and I have no interest in anything to replace this stuff, since I've heard no better. I also own a Sony PS-4750 Turntable which although 32 years old still works great. In addition, I own a TC-K950ES that's 20 years old and it too still works like new. But, the center piece of my system is a pair of Sony PCM-7010F DAT Recorders connected to a Sony RM-D7200 Dual Remote Controller. None of this stuff is for sale, and, in fact, I'm looking for a mint TA-E80ES, so hollar if you'd like to sell one. I sold mine back in 2004 along with a few other pieces of ES gear which I thought I could live without. I was wrong.

WOW!  That's a nice collection.  I like to see some pictures of the K950.

 

I want to get a TA-P9000es in MINT with original box.  Those are hard to come by.
 

 

 

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Interestingly, my TA-P9000ES, which I purchased new, remained in its factory box until about 2 years ago when I got it out to hook up to a Panasonic BD80. It was originally my intention to  connect the TA-P9000ES to a multi-channel SACD player; but, since I was already quite satisfied with the stereo DVP-S9000ES, I never purchased the multi-channel player.Now, hooked up to the BluRay player I can listen to Dolby stuff. At any rate, I'll try to post a pic.

 

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Interestingly, my TA-P9000ES, which I purchased new, remained in its factory box until about 2 years ago when I got it out to hook up to a Panasonic BD80. It was originally my intention to  connect the TA-P9000ES to a multi-channel SACD player; but, since I was already quite satisfied with the stereo DVP-S9000ES, I never purchased the multi-channel player.Now, hooked up to the BluRay player I can listen to Dolby stuff. At any rate, I'll try to post a pic.

 

I am seeking one in mint condition and original box. wink.gif
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Interestingly, my TA-P9000ES, which I purchased new, remained in its factory box until about 2 years ago when I got it out to hook up to a Panasonic BD80. It was originally my intention to  connect the TA-P9000ES to a multi-channel SACD player; but, since I was already quite satisfied with the stereo DVP-S9000ES, I never purchased the multi-channel player.Now, hooked up to the BluRay player I can listen to Dolby stuff. At any rate, I'll try to post a pic

 

You should check out the P9000ES in stereo & multi-channel playback.  When connecting with the N9000ES with nice interconnect playing multi-channel SACD playback, you won't go back to the E9000ES.   Still I found SACD playback through iLink on my STR-DA9000ES is considerably better than the P/N9000ES combo.  Sony did a great job with the DA9000ES and 7100ES.


Edited by purk - 3/15/11 at 10:47am
post #67 of 227

I've gotta tell ya, it all sounds good. I use the TA-E9000ES with 1.8c firmware a lot since its bass management is real nice. Right now, its sub-woofer out goes to the TA-N80ES bridged for about 560 watts to a JBL B380. Dance music, if you can call it music, is very entertaining, like the 2nd mix on the 2009 4 Strings "Take Me Away" re-mix CD. On the front end, I'm using JBL L100t3's, at the rear JBL L20t3's, and at center a JBL Studio Series S-CENTER. I'm totally satisfied. The only thing I'm even considering now is adding an OPPO 95. Of course,if I can find a mint TA-E80ES, I'll scarf it up. I really miss the one I let go.


Edited by sterling1 - 3/15/11 at 12:54pm
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I have a TA-E9000 with old firmware. Do I really need to update it? It works fine the way it is. What features/fixes am I getting?
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I have a TA-E9000 with old firmware. Do I really need to update it? It works fine the way it is. What features/fixes am I getting?


 

Send me a PM.  I believe I still have the upgrade cd/dvd for version 2.5.  I'll burn you a CD and send a copy your way.

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I am scared that I will "brick" it and I need a Windows PC.
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You will need not only the firmware but a key as well. In addition, your PC needs to have an RS232 output; and, of course, you'll need an RS232C cable. If you're installing 2.5 you will need to have 2.1 already installed. I have the 2.1 firmware and a key, yet I have not installed it since I have been told in a few of the surround modes the 2.1 firmware may introduce noise. The 1.8 is awesome.

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Let me check this weekend what FW mine is.  I may hit you up for the disc.  Thank you!

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Google "TA-E9000ES Home Page". From that site you can download all the firmware you need, and by e-mailing the sites author, he will provide you with a key. Be sure to look closely though at what the sites author alludes to regarding the 2.1. He and others say it sounds great and enhances, as well as expands features; but, it may introduce noise too in certain surround modes. This is why I never installed it. I don't use any of the surround sound modes except Dolby 5.1, and although the 2.1 changes the bass effect, I'm satisfied with my bass management from the 1.8 software.

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Google "TA-E9000ES Home Page". From that site you can download all the firmware you need, and by e-mailing the sites author, he will provide you with a key. Be sure to look closely though at what the sites author alludes to regarding the 2.1. He and others say it sounds great and enhances, as well as expands features; but, it may introduce noise too in certain surround modes. This is why I never installed it. I don't use any of the surround sound modes except Dolby 5.1, and although the 2.1 changes the bass effect, I'm satisfied with my bass management from the 1.8 software.



I bought mine with 2.1 firmware and is very happy.  No noise to speak off, at least I never detect it.  I'm still using the 2.1 firmware though I have a disc for the 2.5 firmware as well.  If all you need is a Dolby Digital & DTS 5.1, the E9000ES is just tough to beat.  Sadly it didn't come with 5.1 analog input.

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I think Sony recognized the problem of no multi channel analog input on the TA-E9000ES when they introduced a multi channel analog out SACD player; and, thus, the need for the TA-P9000ES to add on to the TA-E9000ES.  I have one of those too, which today is connected to a Panasonic BD80 for the latest discreet Dolby and other. I understand why this unit is sought after today, since some of today's BD players are like mine, the TA-P9000ES would be a nice alternative to the really expensive pre/pro amps out there today


Edited by sterling1 - 3/19/11 at 4:03am
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