Rare Sony SCD-XA777ES Super Audio D/A Converter Compact Disc CD Player

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About This Listing

This unit has been rigorously tested and performs flawlessly.  All functions work perfectly as anticipated.  Cosmetically the chassis shows wear especially on the top and around the edges with several scratches, some of which are pretty deep as seen in the pictures.  The front of the unit however is in great shape, showing virtually no wear.

The flagship of Sony ES SACD players, the single-disc SCD-XA777ES delivers a musical experience so involving that even the subtlest nuances of the original performance come sparkling to life in your living room.

Six multi-level Super Audio D/A converters contain two digital filters each — a super-high-frequency DSD filter for SACD's 1-bit Direct Stream Digital™ signal, and a separate filter optimized for standard CDs. So, on 5.1-channel SACDs, you get one "SA DAC" per channel. And on stereo SACDs and CDs, its exclusive Tri-Powered DAC system runs multiple SA DACs in parallel (3 for the left channel, 3 for the right) for revolutionary audio performance! Built-in bass management and channel level adjustment means you can easily optimize multichannel SACD playback to match your particular speaker system.

The construction and design are ES quality all the way! The analog, digital, and power supply sections are completely separated on 3 audio circuit boards — expensive to produce, but priceless to your music. Using asymmetrical frames and beams, its ultra-rigid chassis restricts resonance masterfully. Two oversized R-core power transformers (one for analog, one for digital), mounted on a copper plate, provide minimal vibration and maximum stability. Thanks to its discrete dual-laser pickup, the SCD-XA777ES plays your audio CD-Rs and CD-RWs, too.

In the January 2002 issue of Stereophile magazine, reviewer Kalman Rubinson found this Sony to be a compelling musical performer whether playing CDs or SACDs, 2-channel or multichannel: "The XA777ES is a top-class CD player whose price might be justified without regard to its SACD capabilities. Whether that's due to its multiple paralleled DACs, the use of a separate laser head for CDs, its tank-like construction, or any other attribute, is moot. This is the first SACD or DVD-Audio player in my experience to offer no performance concession to any dedicated CD player."

"The Sony SCD-XA777ES establishes a new standard for SACD reproduction in my experience."

Details:

  • plays multichannel SACDs, stereo SACDs, CDs, audio CD-Rs, and audio CD-RWs
  • 6 Super Audio D/A converters
  • Tri-Powered DAC system
  • frame-and-beam chassis
  • 3 audio circuit boards
  • dual-laser (1 for SACD, 1 for CD) optical pickup
  • multichannel bass management and level control
  • 5.1-channel and stereo analog outputs (for 5.1-channel SACDs, stereo SACDs, and standard CDs)
  • optical and coaxial digital outputs for CD
  • twin large R-core power transformers
  • SACD playback specifications:
    • frequency response 2-50,000 Hz
    • 0.0012% THD
    • 108+ dB dynamic range
  • 16-7/8"W x 5"H x 17-1/16"D

Note: Multichannel SACD playback requires 5.1-channel input on receiver or preamp.  Power cable included.  Remote, manual and all other accessories are not included.

Please look closely at all pictures, read all details and ask any questions you may have before buying. Will be shipped within one business day, packed well and fully insured. All my items are guaranteed to work as advertised or your money back, so buy with confidence!

Product Specs

Listed9 months ago
ConditionVery Good (Used)
Very Good items may show a few slight marks or scratches but are fully functional and in overall great shape.learn more
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