If you have a wide collection of SACDs and a multichannel input AV preamp, than you are going to be in for a treat. Multi-channel music does not get any better than this. For the price of an averagely good single disc SACD player, you could get this and enjoy hours of SACD playback without getting up from the chair. Even in regular 2-channel playback, the SCD-C555ES exhibited a touch precision that a typical $3000 CD player would possess. Details were sharp, mid-range was tightly warmed and dynamic range was pretty impressive. Some users have criticize its 5-disc playback and a large disc tray as factors not worthy of a “high quality” SACD player but who says a “high quality” SACD player must only be a single disc player? If you do a side by side comparison to any other SONY SACD players, you would be hard pressed to distinguish the single disc player and this SCD-C555ES. In fact, it was good enough to earn a Stereophile magazine recommendation.
The unit has some very minor scratches on the cover but nothing major. No dings or dents. Remote control shows some wear but like the player, works perfectly. We don’t have the original box but will securely pack this safe shipping.