!!!!! SONY - is synonymous with the highest quality !!!!!
6 February 2014
Summary: I have a collection of selected SACD disk. I want to listen to music - on multichannel technology. Besides this unit perfectly suited for this. This SONY, then there is a guarantee of high quality. We do not sell them. In this case - the price of nothing says. Listen and understand. I wish you all a good and beautiful sound!
Summary: The seller organized shipment immediately after receiving the payment and the player arrived on time and safe to the destination. Sony ES SACD is a masterpiece and true bargain among the high end players which cost usually more than several thousand dollars. However, the seller was unwilling to make a necessary adjustment of the player to the EC 220V/50HZ current, although I was ready to pay for it as extra cost.
Summary: I've had the CDP-X779ES, X707ES, and the XA7ES, all word class players. you get performance way off the scale for the money with any TOP OF THE LINE Sony ES player. They just do it. No question.
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. It sounds great for both CDs and SACDs. On one hand, I expect SACDs to sound good. To have CDs rise to that level is amazing.
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. It does a wonderful job on the SACD's an is better than the 9000 by far. A great piece of high end equipment for the price.
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. It may be wise to put on continuous play for approx 75 hours when purchased as the sound sets nicely without the slight emphasis on high frequency end of the spectrum.
Summary: This player makes my CDs sound better than an SACD. I also have the Sony SCD-XA9000ES and this unit is even better for both formats. Even if you do not have SACDs I highly recommend you find and buy the SCD-XA5400ES because I cannot imagine another player with better CD performance at any price. And if you have SACDs, this player is a must because it looks like HDMI is here to stay for a while and future hardware may not support SACD.
Summary: This is a great player. To get any that would sound sweeter would cost almost three times the price. To justify that, you would probably have to upgrade your speakers and possibly other equipment.