The XA-3ES is a “scaled down” version of some of its more expensive models in the XA series. To keep it within $700, gone are the XLR outputs and in place is a less fancy transport. But soundwise, it is still impressive at its price range. Neutral, uncolored and a bit thinner sounding than its other more expensive XA CD players higher up the ladder, it held its own when used in an audio system costing up to $2500. This is a CD player that impresses with the quality of its other “parts”. Pair it with a good amp and speakers and you will have a knock out system that won’t blow a big hole in your wallet.
Overall condition of the CD player is good. Some scuff marks from use but nothing major. We have the original remote and will securely pack this for safe shipping.