If you read Stereophile’s review on this player, they had this compared against dCS’s triple stack combo which cost six times more than this Esoteric and concluded that it is just as good, not equally good, but just as good. The DV-50 is a multi format player that plays SACDs, DVDs and CDs. As a two channel audio player, it is a sensational piece for under $1,500. Add SACD and DVD capability in true 5.1 channel output and Esoteric’s legendary transport technology, the DV-50 becomes a bargain. The player is heavily built with a sturdiness that far exceeds typical expectation of a sub-$6,000 player. We have seen some “exotic” machines that retails for twice and even three times as much and can’t even hold a candle to this beast.
Cosmetically, the player is in good condition. Some scuff marks here and there and along the edges but nothing major. The remote control’s front cover has a small chip in the corner but does not affect the operational ability of the remote or the player. Manual is included but no original box. We will securely pack this for safe shipping.