In the early era of CD players, SONY was at the forefront of it all. And the CDP-650ESD was one of their earlier models that literally knock the socks off many reviewers and led to the development of other masterpieces down the road like the X7ESD. Like many models from that era, they were built like a tank (remember, they had to beat the highly entrenched vinyl at that time) and the 650ESD was no exception. One look inside and you can see the time and effort spent in crafting this player. Generous use of copper, all steel chassis and the finest caps/ resistors available at that time can be found all over. Listening to it now, it is still a class act in its own right. Of course it is not in the same league as some current crop of CD players that have four or even five digits in their price tag but for its price now, its hard to find another competing brand that will offer the same clean, transparent sound and still offer the class leading built quality.
Cosmetically, it is in very good shape for its age. Some minor scuff marks here and there and a few light scratches on the cover but nothing major. CD drawer gears was recently replaced so it operates smooth as silk as now. Remote is included and we will securely pack this for safe shipping.