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    Default Sony equipment that may not suck?

    I have never heard of any of these components, but they look a lot better than anything else I've seen Sony put out; and for $1500, they better be. Has anyone heard of such things or is it still just a pile of Sony parts.

    http://seattle.craigslist.org/est/ele/321959217.html
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    Sony ES is the only mainstream Sony worth owning.

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    Someone on the forum here owns stacks of Sony ES gear. I've liked the couple sources (SCD-C222ES, CA90-ES, SCD-C2000ES, DVP-S9000ES) I've owned of theirs. All built like tanks except the 2000ES which is just average built quality.

    Most of them retailed for $1K+ when new.
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    I am currently using a Sony DVP-NS500V DVD/CD/SACD player in my headphone system (with Grado SR60) that simply rocks. No mechanical problem whatsoever and dead silent in operation.

    I also have a Sony SCD-CE595 CD/SACD 5-disc changer that sounds excellent. In fact, you can pick up a refurbished SCD-CE595 right now directly from Sony for $80.00 shipped.

    Otherwise, I haven't had much trouble with Sony products....still have a Sony integrated amp from 1987 that power my mom's music system.

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    I like Sony SACD players.
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    I love how music can brighten up a bad day.

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    Sony ES SACD players, and Sony ES DVD players (the higher end ones) are very good, IMO.
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    it's all good equipmet there in the ad, 1500, not for me,
    Dodd - Battery Preamp
    Monarchy Audio SE100 Delux - mono power amps
    Sony DVP-NS999ES - SACD player
    ADS 1230 - Polk SDA 2B
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    Outlaw ICBM - crossover
    Beringher BFD - sub eq

    Where is the remote? Where is the $%#$% remote!

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    Default The inside build on that TA-N80ES amp is beautiful

    They'll heat a room,lots of dynamic power (little under heat sinked).
    I'd like the 3 ES amps and pre to play around with.
    For the price I'd want to see it all first and avoid the expense shipping
    all that weight.

    Here a small shrine you have to look at the guts on that TA-N80 amp
    http://www.thevintageknob.org/SONY/s...S/TAN80ES.html

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    I'm a big fan of Sony ES gear, especially the stuff from late 80's/early 90s.
    Check out The Vintageknob.org is a great resource for lot of details on those ES dream pieces along with many of the great TOTL japanese vintage equipment. There are many big fans over at Audiokarma too.

    I currently have Sony ES tuner, 2-ch preamp, SACD, and cassette deck. I used to have a beautiful ES integrated amp, but I sold it to get my big time Parasound amp.

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    It's weird seeing that web site and seeing the Sony name on lots of higher end products.

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    I have always liked Sony's CD players, from bottom to top. To me, Sony is the best CDP for someone on a tight budget.

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