Sony

CD Mechanism Masterpieces – Sony premium
This may come as a surprise¬†but Sony has made some of the best CD transports For the longest time, Sony and Philips were sole supplies for audio brands all over the world, and that included boutique brands. Did you know that Teac’s famous VRDS transports in the 90’s actually used Sony transports as their basis? […]
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Yamaha CDX-930 CD Player – Quick Impression premium
A beauty to look at, with pretty good sound to match.
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9 October 2012
CD Mechanism Masterpieces premium
Remember when CD players were built immaculately and used heavy, smoothly operating CD mechanisms?
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17 October 2006
Sony DTC 59ES DAT Recorder – Quick Impression premium
After Sony did not seem able to fix my 57ES, they offered me a new 59ES, and although I did not like its cosmetics as much as the 57's, I thankfully accepted.
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17 October 2006
Sony DTC 57ES DAT Recorder – Quick Impression premium
Despite the DAT format being officially transparent, and superior to MiniDisc, it doesn't sound superior...
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17 October 2006
Sony MDS JE500 MD Recorder – Quick Impression premium
Highly affordable MD recorder with Super-dependable transport.
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17 October 2006
Sony MDS JA-30ES DAT Recorder – Quick Impression premium
Almost as good as the JA50ES but with savings by using more plastic elements...
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17 October 2006
Sony MDS JA-50ES DAT Recorder – Quick Impression premium
Underestimated machine with fantastic build quality and superb sound quality...
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Sony CDP-707ES CD Player – Quick Impression premium
Even more accurate and dynamically expressive than even the XA50ES with LC Clock...
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Sony CDP-XA50ES CD Player – Quick Impression premium
For the secondhand money this is simply a brilliant player.
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7 August 2005
HFA Audio Setup History 01 – The very beginning premium
In this section you’ll find the history of my personal audio setups as they evolved through the years. In the beginning it was just for fun but pretty soon the setups started to function as reference systems for judging other audio components’ performance. Main picture above: this must have been somewhere around 1976. This is […]
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Sony CDP-XA5ES CD Player – Quick Impression premium
It has the same transport as the XA50ES but its dac is less open sounding.
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Sony CDP-XA7ES CD Player – Quick Impression premium
Sounds a lot like the XA50ES but more natural and fuller, perhaps thanks to its discrete output stage?
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12 October 2002
Philips DCC 900 – Quick Impression premium
After having had so many problems with the Sony DTC57ES and 59ES DAT recorders I went with DCC...
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