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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



Yep, I sourced my P9000ES from Japan actually and really love mine.  I found it is a bit complexed to connect the P/N/E 9000ES together.  My wife can't seem to master how to turn everything on. Sony really did a great job on their digital S-master amp series, especially the STR-DA9000ES, as it is much easier to use.

post #77 of 225
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Is Sony ES line dead in the U.S.?  It hidden on their web site and there are only three receivers.  Are there any decent ones currently made?

post #78 of 225

It appears the ES series is dead. No wonder the mid 80's to late 90's ES components are in such demand.

Dismissed by the audio elite while in production, these components are clearly seen now  for their elevated standard, which may be better values than  offerings from today's "audiophile" brands.


Edited by sterling1 - 3/20/11 at 4:48am
post #79 of 225
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Here's another CD player I have in the closet.  I took the wood panels off because it doesn't match my other ES gear, but I do have them.  I do like the different DSP modes this thing has.

 

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post #80 of 225
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Is Sony ES line dead in the U.S.?  It hidden on their web site and there are only three receivers.  Are there any decent ones currently made?


Depend really.  The XA5400ES is still available but has been discontinued by Sony.  It is an excellent sounding unit.

 

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Depend really.  The XA5400ES is still available but has been discontinued by Sony.  It is an excellent sounding unit.

 


I am debating if I should get one new before they're all gone.

 

 

post #82 of 225
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I am debating if I should get one new before they're all gone.

 

 

 

I highly recommended it.  Justin Wilson & Kevin Gilmore appear to like their XA5400ES as well.
 

 

post #83 of 225

Sony says "out of stock" not discontinued.

post #84 of 225
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Sony says "out of stock" not discontinued.



It used to say "this product is discontinued".  Glad they still have it for sale.

post #85 of 225
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This unit doesn't get much use.  It was the last top of the line non-SACD 5 disc changer.

 

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post #86 of 225

The Sony SCD-XA5400ES SACD Player is still readily available at J&R in New York. But it's an "in-store only" item, not sold online for some unknown reason.

 

http://www.jr.com/sony/pe/SON_SCDXA5400ES/

 

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... The XA5400ES is still available but has been discontinued by Sony.  It is an excellent sounding unit.

 

 

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I am debating if I should get one new before they're all gone.

 

 

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I highly recommended it.  Justin Wilson & Kevin Gilmore appear to like their XA5400ES as well.

 

post #87 of 225
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It's much less on the Bay with free ship.

post #88 of 225

The SCD-XA5400ES is really worth twice as much for SACD playback, with superb D/A conversion via its stereo RCA/XLR outputs. I no longer listen to RBCDs and therefore cannot comment on its 44.1 kHz/16 Bit PCM playback...
 

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It's much less on the Bay with free ship.



 

post #89 of 225
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If it had digital in, I would have bought it without thinking.

 

How do you play multi-channel SACD if you don't have a Sony receiver or one with HDMI?

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I'm strictly a stereo and headphones kind of guy. For me, the true advantage afforded by the SACD format is the higher resolution on PCM, DXD and DSD recordings, which a good headphone set-up can easily reveal. And the SCD-XA5400ES reproduction more than holds its own against some players in the major league, but for a much lower price.
 

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If it had digital in, I would have bought it without thinking.

 

How do you play multi-channel SACD if you don't have a Sony receiver or one with HDMI?



 

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