Product: Sony CDP-X779ES CD Player; CDPX779-ES (No Remote)
Product SKU: 19938
Serial Number: 800246
Cosmetic Description: 8/10 Excellent condition with minimal visible cosmetic wear on the wood panels on the sides of the unit. Outstanding condition overall - the condition will please even the most discerning audiophile.
What is Included: CD player, Manual, Factory packaging
Functional Notes: Operational condition of this item is excellent, fully tested and no issues found.
Age: Circa 1992
# of Owners: 1
Tobacco Exposure: No
Service History: None
Other Notes: I got completely hooked on the Sony's crowd-pleasing features: its lightning-fast responsiveness to commands, its remote-control versatility, its several auto repeat modes (a godsend for anyone who routinely uses test CDs), its choice of display modes, and its near-intuitive ergonomics. (And while I accept Madrigal's reasons for making the Proceeds look the way they do, I still think their players look c-l-u-n-k-y.)
The Sony CDP-X779ES is a honey of a CD player, and I remain, as of now, unconvinced of the necessity for paying more. But if you're one of those quasi-digiphobes who consider every out-of-place bit an insult to your musical sensibilities (of course, a real 'phobe wouldn't even be reading this review!), then by all means spend the extra $1400 or $14,000 for a more exotic and analog-like two-piece CD system. Better still, don't abandon vinyl at all until CD reproduction gets even better than it is now. Or wait a few years until today's $14,000 CD sound can be bought for $2000.
But would I buy a Sony CDP-X779ES? You're damn right I would." - J. Gordon Holt, Audiophile
The Vintage Knob
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