What does it sound like? Did you put it next to anything else that you know the sound of? I'm just curious.
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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?
"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.
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.