This is a seriously good AV preamp for the money. First class built quality with premium components and a truly top class sound. Unlike some of Sony’s other “non-Japan made” AV preamp, the TA-E9000ES was made in Japan and was meant to pair with the TA-N9000ES (we have sold that) for a five channel home theater setup that would put to shame similar setups that cost twice as much as their modest $2,800 MSRP. The TA-E9000ES not only excelled in a home theater environment but was also outstanding as a two channel preamp too. It was clean, transparent and very detailed in its presentation. There was very little coloration and with the precise sound we were getting, it got us to do some double take with our other two channel only preamps that cost twice and even three times as much. That was how this Sony was.
Cosmetically, the TA-E9000ES is in very nice shape. Minor scuff marks here and there from use but nothing major. We don’t have the original box but will securely pack it for safe shipping. The remote that came with it has an issue with the display panel so it didn’t work with the unit but we will include it anyway. Manual is available online.