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Description Improve your music experience with the Sony SCD-XA777ES 1-Disc CD Player. The device supports CD/CD-R/CD-RW,SACD  disk types. This player brings quality audio sound without the need of PC or internet connection and lets you enjoy it with family and friends. In addition, the model utilizes output sockets such as Analog Audio, Digital Audio Coaxial, Digital Audio Optical, Headphone Jack.
Product Identifiers Brand Sony Model SCD-XA777ES MPN SCD-XA777ES UPC 027242591936
Key Features Type SACD Player Number Of Discs 1 Inputs Digital Audio (Coaxial) x 1, Digital Audio (Optical) x 1 Outputs Analog Audio, Digital Audio Coaxial, Digital Audio Optical, Headphone Jack Playable Disk Types CD, CD-R, CD-RW,SACD MP3 Without MP3 Playback Digital Output Coaxial & Optical

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. Three of our most dedicated audiophiles auditioned this player in their homes, and all returned with rave reviews. Whether it's playing SACDs or standard CDs, the 'XA777ES offers the perfect union of digital clarity and analog smoothness, musicality and warmth.

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
  • remote control
  • 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.

Disc Compatibility: This unit can play the following discs:

  • Conventional audio CDs
  • Single layer 2 channel and Multi-channel Super Audio CDs: These can hold up to 74 minutes of music and are playable ONLY on an SACD compatible unit such as this
  • Dual layer 2 channel and Multi-channel Super Audio CDs: These discs hold dual layers of high density information for longer playing times (one side only, so the disc does not have to be turned).  These discs are playable ONLY on an SACD compatible unit such as this.
  • 2 channel and Multi-channel Super Audio CD + CD (Hybrid disc): These discs have a high density SACD layer and a CD layer, allowing them to be played either on an SACD compatible unit OR on a regular CD player which can read the CD layer
  • CD-R
  • CD-RW

Direct Stream Digital(DSD) Encoding: Super Audio CDuses DSD encoding (compared to PCM used for CD/MiniDisc/DVD/Audio DVD, etc.).DSD uses a sampling frequency 64 times higher than conventional CD (2,822,400samples per second) and 1-bit quantization which does not require decimation orinterpolation filters. This achieves both a wide frequency range and a widedynamic range across the audible frequency range, thereby providing musicalreproduction extremely faithful to the original.

2-Channel and Multi-ChannelSACD Playback: In addition to standard2-channel CD playback, this unit will play 2-channel and multi-channel SuperAudio CDs. During SACD playback, the digital outputs do not operate; the analogoutputs must be connected to listen to SACDs. There is one set of stereo RCAoutputs for standard 2-channel playback, and there is a set of 5.1-channel RCAfor multi-channel playback. For multi-channel playback, the 5.1 channel outputsmust be connected to a multi-channel input on a receiver or preamp.Multi-channel SACDs may have 3, 4, 5 or 6 channels of audio. Note: Duringmulti-channel playback, there is no output from the 2-channel RCA outputs, andduring 2-channel playback, there is no output from the 5.1-channel RCA outputs.

Super Audio DAC System andDirect Digital Synch D/A Clock Converter: Thisunit is built with a new Super Audio DAC system (SA DAC) and a Direct DigitalSynch D/A clock converter for enhanced sonic performance.

Tri-Powered DACs: Becausethis unit offers multi-channel output, it has six digital-to-analog converters(DACs). When a two-channel disc is played, each channel is passed through threeDACs, thus improving the signal quality and signal-to-noise ratio.

Multi-Channel ManagementFunction (bass management): TheMulti-channel Management Function allows you to set up the unit according to thelayout and size of your speakers; this feature applies to SACD playback only.For the multi-channel playback mode, speakers designated as "Large"will be sent full-range audio, while speakers designated as "Small"will receive signals that have been filtered to remove low bass frequencies. Forproper channel balance during multi-channel playback, the center, surround andsubwoofer channel output levels may be adjusted at the unit or with the remote.

Digital Outputs:There are both coaxial and optical digital outputs on this unit. The digitaloutputs are active only when playing a standard CD. Because of the quality ofthe DACs in this player, one might choose not to use the digital outputs; inthis case they can be turned off.

Digital Filter: Whenplaying a standard CD, the digital filter can be set to "standard" or"option." Standard provides a wide, spatial feeling, and option offerssmooth and powerful sound with a clear image position.

Frame and Beam Construction:Using asymmetrical frames and beams, the ultra-rigid chassis reduces resonanceto maintain sound quality. The analog, digital, and power supply sections arecompletely separated on 3 audio circuit boards to reduce any possible noise fromaffecting the audio signal. 

SACD/CD Switching: Theunit automatically determines the format of an SACD or CD disc. However, anSACD/CD button on both the remote and the unit allows you to select the formatin the case of a hybrid SACD/CD disc. Also, there is a MULTI/2CH button on theunit and remote that allows you to choose between the 2 channel andmulti-channel sections of a SACD that contains both types of tracks.

SACD and CD TextCompatible: This unit can displaythe disc name, artist name, and current track name (14 characters will appear atonce, after which the display will scroll) for compatible CDs with CD Text andSACDs (most of which will have text).

20 TrackMusic Calendar: Acalendar-like display lights up with the number of tracks on the currentlyselected disc. After a track has been played, the number for that trackdisappears from the calendar display.  

Display: Thedisplay can be set to show current track/index/elapsed time, currenttrack/remaining time, remaining time for entire disc, or Text information. Thedisplay can also be turned off.

Program Play:Up to 32 tracks can be programmed and played in any order.

Shuffle Play:This unit can play the tracks on the disc in random order.

Repeat Play:This unit can repeat the current track or all the tracks, repeat Shuffle play,and repeat Program play.

RemoteControl

RM-SX700 Remote:The remote is pre-programmed to operate this unit and a number of functions onother Sony CD players. The remote's codes correspond to Sony CD Player codes, somany of its functions can be operated with a normal Sony receiver or preampremote control.

Inputsand Outputs

Front Panel:

  • Phones: standard gold-plated headphone output

Rear Panel:

  • 2CH Analog Out: left and right gold-plated RCA jacks. Note: Since audio from SACD discs is output only from the analog outputs, this set of outputs must be connected to the receiver or preamp to listen to 2-channel SACD discs.
  • 5.1CH Analog Out: left front, right front, center, left surround, right surround and subwoofer gold-plated RCA jacks for connection to a receiver or preamp with a set of 5.1-channel inputs. Note: Since audio from multi-channel SACD discs is output only from the 5.1CH analog outputs, this set of outputs must be connected to the receiver or preamp to listen to multi-channel SACD discs.
  • Optical Digital Output (CD only): one Toslink optical digital output with a plastic cover. Note: Only 16-bit PCM digital signals from a CD, or the CD layer of a Hybrid SACD disc, are output through the digital outputs.  SACD signals are only output through the analog outputs. This is done both for copy protection issues and the fact that SACD signals are not PCM, thus they cannot be recorded by current consumer digital recorders.
  • Coax Digital Output (CD only): one gold-plated RCA digital output. Note: Only 16-bit PCM digital signals from a CD, or the CD layer of a Hybrid SACD disc, are output through the digital outputs.  SACD signals are only output through the analog outputs. This is done both for copy protection issues and the fact that SACD signals are not PCM signals, thus they cannot be recorded by current consumer digital recorders.

Specifications

When a SuperAudio CD is played:

  • Playing Frequency Range: 2Hz to 100kHz
  • Frequency Response: 2Hz to 50kHz (-3dB)
  • Dynamic Range: 108dB or more
  • Total Harmonic Distortion Rate: 0.0012% or less

When a CD isplayed:

  • Frequency Response: 2Hz to 20kHz
  • Dynamic Range: 100dB or more
  • Total Harmonic Distortion Rate: 0.0018% or less

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