This was Sony’s flagship player under the ES series when it was launched. It hit all the right notes of a flagship player – battleship built (weighs 36lbs), top notch sound and a first class transport system. So no surprises then when Stereophile gave it an “A” recommendation rating. It is truly an outstanding player. These days, you can’t find something similarly built and sound this good for under $2,000. For under $800 now, you are getting a player that plays both SACDs and CDs and offers multi channel output and switchable SACD playback for hybrid 2 channel or multi-channel sound. Google Stereophile’s extensive review on this player. We don’t want to repeat how good it is here.
We have the original box, manual and a Sony remote for it. Cosmetically it is in very good shape. Minor scuff marks from use but nothing major. Will be double boxed for secure shipping.