"Elegant, refined control system, very strong SACD performance and, in some ways, even more impressive as a CD player. In both cases, the sound is bold and well-defined, with high levels of detail resolution"
- Better than the previous high-end Sony SACD, the XA9000ES
- Incumbent in more ways than one
- Nice price
- Not MP3 compliant
- Only access to multichannel operation is via an external HDMI equipped multichannel D/A converter