Modwright Sony SCD-XA5400ES
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May 1, 2013 at 3:07 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 2


1000+ Head-Fier
Dec 26, 2005
[size=medium]I am going in a different direction with my setup (DAC + Electrostat), so am thinking of getting rid of my entire current dynamic rig. Here is what I am offering for sale:[/size]
[size=medium]Source: Modwright Sony SCD-XA5400ES. This is the best CD Player I’ve ever owned. Even before the Modwright modification, I think this Sony is very good. But Dan’s work brings this up a few notches. It has the most recent boards and is completely up to spec because I had a small hum issue, and sent it to Modwright for repair. It is now perfect. It will come with stock tubes.[/size]
[size=medium]In addition, it comes with the Truth Umbilical (an extra $400) from Modwright. The umbilical is supposed to be a huge improvement, but I’ve never heard it without the umbilical, so I don’t know for sure.[/size]
[size=medium]The Sony comes in its original box, and the Modwright Power Supply (this is a two-box unit after modification) comes in the box that came from Modwright. The condition is 9/10 on the Audiogon.[/size]
[size=medium]These generally go for about $2200 on Audiogon without the Truth mod; I will sell the entire package for $2000 + shipping.[/size]
[size=medium]Amp: Eddie Current ZDSE. Bought it from this thread ([/size][size=medium][/size][size=medium]). It is in excellent condition (9/10) and is easily the best headphone amplifier I’ve ever heard. Sounds amazing with both high and low impedance headphones, which is almost unheard of for an OTL design. [/size]
[size=medium]It will come with the stock tubes only. I don’t know what the market price for a ZDSE is because they almost never come up. I will sell for $1800 + shipping, which is 10% less than what I paid for it.[/size]
[size=medium]Headphones: [/size]
[size=medium]1. Used Sennheiser HD800. Perfect condition, S/N 15,463. Comes with box, and all original paperwork. $1100.[/size]
[size=medium]2. Brand New Fostex TH900. I purchased this pair from an authorized dealer (not from Japan) just a couple weeks ago, but never even opened it. I can still return it, but I hate to be a paid in the ass, so I will try to pass it on here at a fairly substantial discount. $1599.[/size]
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[size=medium]Paypal is fine, as long as you pay the fees. You can check out my years of perfect feedback here, on Audiogon, and on ebay, and feel confident about sending me a check, and that would save us all a great deal of money.[/size]
[size=medium]I will consider discounts for package deals, so if you’re interested in trying the ZDSE + TH900 combo that everyone is talking about, just throw out an offer. Pictures can be made available on request.[/size]
[size=medium]All in all, this is an absolutely amazing system. I just want to try something new and shiny and electrostatic. :)[/size]
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