I bought this item at a pawn shop a few months back, and it has been a testament to Sony's integrity. I remember when this model came out. Believe I was still in high school, and for me to find it x amount of years later, used, and in great working order I believe says enough about the quality of product. It is one of Sony's regular mkt products, so don't expect high-end performance or bells and whistles. It does what it was designed to do. Play cd's. I have it hooked through a '71 Pioneer SX-727 receiver and the sound reproduction is great with the old tube amp.