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I am selling an Esound E5 Platinum Reference cd player. This is the highest model they make. Read the reviews they are excellent. There is information on head-fi forums. These cd players are absolute bargains. I sold my Rega Saturn after buying this player. They are the hidden gem of the audiophile world. I will charge actual shipping cost with insurance.
This is from TNTAudio review of the E5, please note this Platinum is an improvement over the standard E5.
This really is an excellent CD player, especially for the money.
Build quality is glorious. Its bass reproduction is truly impressive
and almost makes you forget that you're listening to a digital source,
or even a recording at all. There's a strong feeling of experiencing
an actual performance. It is musical above anything else, but without
sacrificing detail or neutrality. And it works with all types of music too.
Just make absolutely sure to combine it with an amp and a pair of
speakers that do it justice. I cannot wait for the upgraded version,
believe me! Highly recommended.
I am the original owner and never had any problems. If you read reviews, many consider this unit to be the best sound for the money. I bought this one to replace a Rega Saturn and there is no doubt that it is far superior in my opinion. You will not find a better cd player for the money period.
The build quality is excellent. I will send the unit in the original box with manuals. Comes with the remote. This is a 110v model. I have several tube amps I will be listing if you want to pair this with a pre-amp.
This cd player works great, exactly as it should. There are small scratches on the top that are only really seen up close. I will ship it with insurance to protect against any shipping damage.
These are some of the improvements over the Signature model
ADVANCEMENTS OVER E5 SIGNATURE EDITION:
1. Massive 27200uF noVer filter capacitance (19200uf in signature edition).
2. Fast recovery diodes (Philips, Netherlands) for rectification.
3. New power stabilization modules.
4. Stable voltage supply to mainboard increased from 5V to 8V.
5. Analog Devices AD797 x 2 for analog filter. (found in Mark Levinson ultimate
high end preamplifier N0. 32)
6. Swiss made Neutrik output connectors.
7. AES / EBU digital output with Swiss made Neutrik XLR connector..
8. Sophisticated digital output stage employing special sma connection bypassing
printed circuit board - coupling with the ultra accurate TCXO clock system, making
it to be an ultimate high-end cd transport as well..
9. Ultimate high-end parts including Green Wima capacitors (Germany made), Black
Box capacitors (Germany made), ERO capacitors (Germany made), EVOX capacitors (Germany
made), Elna for Audio, Philips . . . .
10. UK Wolfson WM8740 fully differential voltage output 24bit / 192Khz DAC.
11. Crazy Expensive Platinum wire employed for the noble and precise sonic presentation.
SONIC PERFORMANCE OF PLATINUM REFERENCE EDITION:
Completely different from the Signature edition, the platinum reference edition
is of precise, neutral and transparent sonic characters that can rewrite the reference
standard for a highest performance red book cd player.
Extension and resolution in bass and treble areas has achieved the maximum
possible standard that can reveal every minute details coupled with silky smoothness.
Presented with stunning micro and macro dynamics while achieving the noble
natural mid frequency with unbelievable density ever.
COMMON POINTS RETAINED FROM THE SIGNATURE EDITION:
PHILIPS MACHANISM: MOUNTED ON A 5mm THICK ALUMINUM PLATE: OPTIMUM ENHANCEMENT
G9 PRO DIGITAL SERVO SYSTEM: AN EXTREME HIGH-END DESIGN TO PROVIDE ULTIMATE ACCURACY
IN READING MACHANISM. ONLY AVAILABLE IN THIS LATEST PRIME VERSION. WITH CRAZY EXPENSIVE
PARTS SUCH AS VISHAY RESISTOR (FOUND ON US$30000- RANGE MARK LEVINSON OR ORPHEUS
EQUIPMENT), EVO CAPS FROM GERMANY, RIFA CAPS FROM SWISS; SIEMENS AND GREEN WIMA CAPS
FROM GERMANY . . .
TRUE BALANCED ANALOG OUTPUT STAGE: FULLY DISCRETE PURE CLASS A FULLY BALANCED
OUTPUT CIRCUIT IN RCA OUTPUT ROUTE USING STATE OF THE ART COMPONENTS AND FULL BALANCED
NE5534 BASED OUTPUT IN XLR OUTPUT ROUTE. HIGH-END CAPACITORS (e.g. WIMA BLACK BOX)
& SECRET FORMULATED NON-MAGNETIC INDUCTORS EMPLOYED IN VARIOUS STAGES.
OVER 30 MODELS OF EXTREME HIGH-END WIRES EMPLOYED: IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE THE FINAL
SOUND, VARIOUS EXTREME QUALITY HIGH-END AUDIO WIRES SUCH AS CARDAS, AMPEX, AUDIOQUEST,
TARA LABS, KIMBER . . . . . . ETC ARE EMPLOYED. ULTIMATE EXPENSIVE ONE SUCH AS "SKY"
AND "THE ZERO" ARE PRESENT.
TCCO / TCXO (TEMPERATURE COMPENSATED CRYSTAL OSCILLATOR) CLOCK SYSTEM: AS REFERENCE
FREQUENCY COUPLED BY ADAPTATION OF CLOCK DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM (CDS). TCCO / TCXO IS
AN EXTREMELY HIGH-END AND EXPENSIVE CLOCK SYSTEM WITH BETTER THAN 5ppm (part-per-million)
ACCURACY - 200 FOLD IMPROVEMENT OVER STANDARD OSCILLATORS USED IN MOST CD PLAYERS.
EXTREME HIGH-END CD PLAYERS INCORPORATED WITH TCCO / TCXO CLOCK SYSTEM INCLUDE: MARK
LEVINSON 390S, WADIA 270, 270SE TRANSPORT SYSTEM AND WADIA 27iX DECODING COMPUTER.
CLOCK DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM (CDS): THE FIRST IN CHINA THAT EMPLOYS THIS HIGH-END
TECHNIQUE - EACH COMPONENT REQUIRING THE REFERENCE FREQUENCY IS EQUIPPED WITH AN
INDEPENDENT PATHWAY, WITH PRECISE IMP MATCHING. DIGITAL SIGNAL REFLECTION INTERFERENCE
TO ANALOG SIGNAL CIRCUITS ARE BANNED. TCCO / TCXO + CDS HAVE TURNED E5 INTO A SUPREME
ACCURATE AND HIGH PERFORMANCE DIGITAL TRANSPORT AS WELL.
HEAVY DUTY DESIGN: NET WEIGHT OVER 25 lbs; 13mm THICK ANODIZED ALUMINUM FRONT
PANEL AND SIDE PANELS WITH THICK ZINC PLATED STEEL AS UNDER PLATE - ALL PROVIDE EXCELLENT
STABILITY TO THE TRANSPORT SYSTEM WITH ANTI-ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE CAPABILITY.
CRYSTAL CLEAR ELECTRIC SUPPLY (CCES) TECHNIQUE: 10 SETS OF ISOLATED STABLE VOLTAGE
SUPPLY EMPLOYING THE UNIQUE CCES TECHNIQUE TO ALL DIGITAL AND ANALOG SIGNAL PATHWAYS
- COMPLETELY TACKLE CROSS INTERFERENCE. SPECIAL HANDMADE MASSIVE TOROIDAL TRANSFORMER
WITH NO WELDING POINT OUTLETS. THERE IS A 3mm EXTRA ZINC PLATED STEEL BOARD UNDER
THE TRANSFORMER: AGAINST ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE. POWER SUPPLY BOARD EMPLOYS
WIMA BLACK BOX - REVEALS THE GREAT EMPHASIS ON POWER SUPPLY.
TOTAL SEPARATED BUFFERED CIRCUIT DESIGN: THE NEW DEVELOPED CURRENT SERVO CIRCUIT
AS OPPOSITE TO THE TRADITIONAL DC SERVO CIRCUIT SYSTEM - GREAT IMPROVEMENT ON LOW
FREQUENCY EXTENSION AND RESOLUTION.
FORMAT: 24 BIT/ 192Khz
SAMPLING FREQUENCY: 8Hz to 192KHz
FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 20Hz – 20KHz +/-0.2db
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE: 15ohms
DYNAMIC RANGE: 98db
S/N RATIO: 102db
THD: < 0.01% (UNBALANCED); < 0.005% (BALANCED)
CHANNEL SEPARATION: 97db
OUTPUT VOLTAGE: 2Vrms (UNBALANCED); 4Vrms (BALANCED)
DIGITAL OUTPUT (COAXIAL):
- S/PDIP (SONY / PHILIPS), 6MB/s, 80MHz
DIGITAL OUTPUT (OPTICAL):
- JEITA CP-1201 TOS-LINK, 6MB/s
POWER CONSUMPTION: 22VA
DIMENSION: 430 x 355 x 110mm LxWxH