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Sony SCD-XA5400ES
6.0 out of 10

Sony SCD-XA5400ES

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Overall 8
8.0

Great Player for the price!

RCguy, Amazon
1 July 2013
  • Summary: I have been upgrading my sound system for the last 3 years and realized that I had everything staged to try out multchannel music. My pre-amps and amplifiers were Emotiva, speakers were Polk LSI's.
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Overall 10
10

Buy this SACD/CD player

BlueFox, Amazon
29 December 2012
  • Summary: Granted, disc players are becoming extinct, but still have a few years left. This player does a fantastic job on analog, two channel playback. I have not heard it through HDMI, but in that case I expect the other end to be the main sound factor. On two-channel, analog out this player shines.
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10

User Review

Brian a AudioPhile, Audio Review
30 October 2011
  • Summary: Briefly, this SACD XA5400ES is comparable to the best under $4k in terms of build quality and sound characteristics. The Red Book CD sounds better than expected from a SACD player and the SACD is full measure to compete with more expensive players.
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Overall 10
10

Great CD and SACD

Jim, CompSource
8 July 2011
Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0

User Review

JUSTANOTHER a Audio Enthusiast, Audio Review
22 September 2010
  • Summary: supeeraudiocd ( sa-cd ) is agreat format and CAN sound really "high end analog" if you choose the correct player. firstly i buyed a entry level marantz sa-cd player which disappointment me so much that i sold it.
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10

User Review

Petroulop a Audio Enthusiast, Audio Review
13 September 2010
  • Summary: I have owned this super audio cd player for three months after my XA555ES died of old age with no hope of repairing due to lack of spare parts. Initially I bought It out of necessity because of lack of funds for something better and of the good performance of my previous ES player.
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10

User Review

theforerunner a Audio Enthusiast, Audio Review
3 September 2010
  • Summary: I agree completely with what Music Buff stated. This is an absolutely fantastic player and Sony has done an outstanding job with this one. I was absolutely stunned by how much better this player is compared to my other players ( which were Meridian 506.24, Rotel 971 & 1072, Sony DVP9000es and 999es,...
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0

User Review

Jean-Luc a AudioPhile, Audio Review
3 September 2010
  • Summary: I was looking for an alternative for my aging Sony CDP XA50ES and although I had another CDP-XB930QS as backup, I defenately wanted a new player. SACD is not that important to me as there are few SACD recordings - I own at maximum 20 SACD's - so the main reason for bying this player was CD playback.
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10

User Review

Music buff a AudioPhile, Audio Review
12 May 2010
  • Summary: This may be Sony's final statement on SACD and CD playback as they transition to Blue Ray. If so, Sony has given an awesome gift to the "audiophile" community. I have been using Sony CD players for 20 years and this unit is light years better then anything I've had in my system.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent piece of high end audio

Jack Daulton, Amazon
24 September 2009
  • Summary: Most of my CDs have been ripped and are played through a DAC. However, i have about 120 SACD's that can't be ripped (easily) and needed to update my 2003 Sony 9000ES and after reading several reviews of this piece of gear I purchased it.
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