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Item Condition: Excellent
Shipping Options: Pickup available but audition is not available.
Suburb or Town: Melbourne (Northern Suburbs)
State: VIC
Payment Method: Cash on Pickup/EFT
Reason for selling: NLR

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I have finally decided to part ways with my Sony XA5ES CD player. I am the original owner. It has worked flawlessly for me over the years and still continues to do so. It and its older brother XA7ES, to this day, are very highly regarded and sought after.

 

It oozes quality and is built like a tank. It weighs a hefty 13.5kg!! The CD tray mechanism with its puck works a treat. Use it as a standalone CDP or as a transport connected to your favourite DAC – you won’t be disappointed. Hard to beat this quality and build for the price!

 

I am fastidious with my audio equipment (read anal) and so this CDP presents in excellent condition – no marks or scratches to note (see photos).

 

Unfortunately I don’t have the box so preference (initially) will be given to a local pickup.

 

Cheers

 

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Love my XA5ES......I've owned it for around 15 years & will never part with it.........never a moment problem they really are built to last. GLWS   

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11 minutes ago, Rollen said:

Love my XA5ES......I've owned it for around 15 years & will never part with it.........never a moment problem they really are built to last. GLWS   

 

Very true Rollen. I too have never had one issue. You would need to spend substantially more to get this type of quality and build. If it doesn't sell I won't be fussed.

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From an era when Sony was King of Consumer Electronics

 

the lasers were made in japan and go on for decades

 

not like the garbage ones made today 

 

i would take this over Hegel , Marantz or any other manufacturer  today in a heart beat 

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5 hours ago, Rollen said:

Love my XA5ES......I've owned it for around 15 years & will never part with it.........never a moment problem they really are built to last. GLWS   

I also have one on champagne gold for 20 years+, still going strong 

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I loved mine when I had it. They’re an absolute cracking player and while superb as is, respond tremendously to op-amp rolling (especially Burson).

 

 

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