SonyCDP-X779ES CD PlayerusedSony CDP-X779ES CD Player; CDPX779-ES (No Remote) (19938)Product: Sony CDP-X779ES CD Player; CDPX779-ES (No Remote)Product SKU: 19938Serial Number: 800246Voltage: 120VCosmetic Description: 8/10 Excellent condition with minimal visible cosmetic wear on th...899.00

Sony CDP-X779ES CD Player; CDPX779-ES (No Remote) (19938) [Expired]

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Product: Sony CDP-X779ES CD Player; CDPX779-ES (No Remote)

Product SKU: 19938

Serial Number: 800246

Voltage: 120V

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

MSRP: $1900

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

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Reviews:  Stereophile
The Vintage Knob

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