One lift of this behemoth player and you know this is a serious machine. Tap its side and top with your knuckles and you are met with a solid sounding “chunk”. But its the inside that delivers all the magic. As a music only player, it as good as any reference level player. In fact, we found it hard to differentiate it from the more expensive X-01D2 (one of our other reference one box CD player) when playing SACDs or CDs through it. So when you factor in the video playback (DVD) of the UX-1, it becomes a whole lot better machine for the money than the music only X-01D2. Music and video extraction from the UX-1 is simply amazing. The finest of details were accurately read and put into playback.
Cosmetically, the unit is in great shape. Minor scuff marks here and there but nothing major. We have the original boxes, manual and remote (brand NEW and recently ordered). The player is a hefty unit and will be securely triple boxed for safe shipping.