!!!!! 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: 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: 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 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.