Is new Sony TA-A1ES ultimate made affordable ?


With lot's of cutting edge circuits, pseudo class A operation with only a single pair of output devices per channel(less=more), I feel this is a landmark product at $2k price. I am going to buy one in June. What ya think about Sony's return to High End ?
cjrxxx
What does it sound like? Did you put it next to anything else that you know the sound of? I'm just curious.
I have no idea how this unit will "sound". But, I am going to buy it as soon as I get the money. June I expect. Sony has produced some very, very excellent audio gear. It would seem that are really serious about these new units. I believe they will more than exceed any expectation.
"I have no idea how this unit will "sound". But, I am going to buy it as soon as I get the money."

That's crazy. Every company that comes out with a new product says its the best. Why not just listen to it first, then you'll know for sure?
Not a usual strategic move, yeah. But...I love Sony ES gear. Mind you, this unit WILL sound FABULOUS. I have owned a(from my oldest brother, passed away) old rusty TAN-F6 INTERGRATED, with the "pulse locked power supply". The pre-amp controls were a write-off, but it had MAIN IN inputs. I hooked it up to my pair of Von Schweikert VR8's and put on my XA7ES some PAT METHENY through an ADCOM preamp. Among THE best repro I ever heard. The four ohm VR8's caused it to close shop after 15-20 minuites, it never came back on....But I know what Sony can do. To the contrary, this is a very apt choice. It's a non-issue whether or not it's great, how great will be the surprise. Ever have that happen to you?
Please stop whatever you're doing and go to The Onion and look up "Sony releases new..." Trust me.
WHAT THE...man, that's some funny s---!
"But I know what Sony can do. To the contrary, this is a very apt choice. It's a non-issue whether or not it's great, how great will be the surprise. Ever have that happen to you?"

Yes, several times. But when I bought the component and listened to it, the concrete that my opinion was cemented it softened up a bit.
It's not available in USA yet, so some measure of research is possible pre purchase.
Carnac returns
The envelope please..............
"It will exceed my expectations but not be released until June 2014"
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I have one. It is very high end in looks and sound. Love it. Takes a little time
to adjust the ears to it as it does run more into Class A and that was new
for me but after living with for awhile, the sound is Superb. A major league
player and steal for the price. I just got a Devialet but will definitely hang on
to the Sony which is really impressive sounding. If I ever need to downsize,
the Sony would be my pick. Prob use for second system for now.
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Just put one on my new Sonus Faber Elipsa, 22k speakers. Sounds like Luxman 550 and 590 I owned. Hard to believe. Beautiful volume control and binding posts. Small company made this it would be 8k. Beautiful piece. Runs warm like real class A. No noise.