Stefano Pasini

I LOVE the Sony ES-Series...

Sony ES-Series
Sony ES-Series

A stunning line-up

Sony ES-Series

The ES-series has always been a superior ('ES' stands for 'Elevated Standards') family of Sony components, not as zany as the ESPRIT series but all made with great care

Sony ES-Series
Sony ES-Series
Sony ES-Series

The 630ESD is a strange machine, a powerful and very well built classic integrated amplifier with an added D/A converter to hook digital sources to it (bottom pic). It's a great amplifier, too bad that some welding problems make the converter less reliable than it ought to be....

Later Sony MD-players, like this MDS-JE780, allowed its user to name each individual track on the MD punching the data directly on a common QWERTY Keyboard. Very handy, especially when combined with the almost endless possibility of editing and rearranging the tracks offered by the MD itself

I own several ES-series components, namely a 630ESD amp, a X222ES CD player, an S505ES FM tuner, a 59ES DAT deck.... they all show extremely good qualities, they sound well, have a nice interface, are very well built and even better designed (like one expects for any of Sony's best components) and today they can be bought for good prices

Sony DA50ES

Sony DA50ES
Sony DA50ES
Sony DA50ES

Heavy (it weighs nearly 15 kgs), strong, well-built and with a practically unparalleled flexibility, the DA50ES is the perfect super-amplifier for both worlds, analogic and digital (though it works better in all-analogic mode, both inputs and outputs). You can forget the 'video' thing and enjoy an extraordinary piece of machinery where you can hook all your equipment, DAT, MD, CD, cassettes, Reel-to-reel, turntables, tuners, whatever; and you can find it at very convenient prices nowadays. I paid mine 150 Euros (admittedly, w/o remote control) and this must rank as one of my best buys ever

(the DA50ES pics were taken from the excellent site

Sony ES on YouTube:


I'm looking for a K970ES

That's a great machine

Sony E80ES+TA-N77ES

Converters, converters....

A splendid receiver


Useless now (satellite-radios have been shut down, sadly), but still splendid: the DSR 1000 ES satellite-radio receiver

Great Sony ES links:


Sony built also some excellent MC cartridges
Sony 'Altmark' Sony 'Altmark'
Sony VC 20 Sony VC 20
La mia preferita: XL 55Pro My favourite: the XL 55Pro
Ancora migliorata: XL 55ProII Even better: XL 55ProII



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