Not too long ago, this SACD/CD player, together with its more expensive brother, the SCD-1 was THE SACD/CD player to own. It was a striking design with its motorized sliding disc cover and big chunky industrial look which accentuated its high end intentions. For all intents and purpose, it is a real high end SACD/CD player. It had all kinds of audiophiles raving about it and competing brands taking notice of its grandeur sound and physical appearance. In fact, there is nothing like it since then especially in the same $3,500 price range.
Listening to the SCD-777ES is a textbook on purity of presentation. Musical notes were delivered clearly and cleanly. So much so that it makes other similarly priced CD players sounded laid back and foggy. Bass was quick, deep and tight. The mids were transparent with well textured layers and the highs detailed with well organized.
Cosmetically, it is in very good shape. Some minor scuff marks here and there but nothing major. Previous owner really took care of the unit. Remote is included and we will securely pack this for safe shipping.