Well, it's new to me, a Sony KDL-40EX640. After giving up my faithful 27" Trinitron a couple of years ago, it'll be nice to be viewing a good Sony TV again. Any tips so fat as set-up, etc.? TIA[addsig]
I picked up a DVP-NC555ES and I'm posting about it in this forum because it's main use will be CD & SACD playback. I still have my much modded DVP-S7000, but it doesn't have SACD capability. I selected this unit because it had a very reasonable cost for an ES series component with SACD capability. Those Sony CD/SACD units are still in big demand and still expensive. I opened it up and saw a few similarities to my DVP-S7000. They both have separate audio circuit boards and power supplies for the analog section. They both are very well built and heavy. The DVP-NC555ES has the bene ..
On 2013-10-10 14:45, vovand wrote: Are you sure about this, or is this assumption? The codes Sony uses to control their receivers and at leastthe TA-E77ES pre-amp (I have one) haven't changed. What controls the TA-E77ES should also control the TA-E77ESD. The only difference is functions the remote has controls for. The remotes I researched should control most, if not all the functions of your pre and still control other Sony components as well. Some of these early Sony remotes also sport a learning function as well. For instance, one could be "taught" the codes to control a DVD pla ..
Until just now I had not heard of Blu-CD2 so I can't comment on your question. It sounds interesting, but then I started checking and saw the prices of the discs (GASP!). I certainly hope those prices come down because as is, they make SACD's seem like a bargain.
Any Sony pre-amp or receiver remote will control the unit. Something like the RM-U241, RM-U201, RM-P351 are a few examples that come to mind.
Funny thing happened on the way to a big Sony power amp. I came upon a "too good to pass up" deal on a Crown XLS-1500 Drivecore Series pro-audio amp. I thought that if it didn't sound good enough on the mains, I'd use it for subwoofer duty. Well, the subs will have to settle for something else, this thing sounds great! I'd have loved to get a TA-N77es or TA-N80es and keep the music system all Sony but for the price of one of those, you can get two of the Crowns. Using a SCD-CD595 disc player, a STR-GX808es as a pre-amp feeding the XLS-1500 driving a pair of Vintage Infinity speaker ..
Single ended. That's what output the pre has.
Yup, the TA-N80ES and the TA-N77ES are up for consideration, but I may even go modern with an Emotiva XPA-2. They're all in the same price renge.
I'd still like a nice set of headphones but I got to thinking the price paid for a nice pair could be going to the cost of a good, big power SS amp for my Maggies A good souce, the TA-E77, lots of high current SS power and modded Maggie MG-2.5R's. That's the good stuff right there ----------------- Graduate of Sony University, class of '94. Support your local S.P.C.A. Adopt If older is better, I must be approaching magnificence! [ This message was edited by: RickeyM on 2013-06-28 13:54 ]
On 2013-06-06 18:15, Maxxwire wrote: RickeyM- What kind wood blocks are those under your Sony TA E77ES? Just some circles cut out with a hole saw from a scrap piece of wood I had laying around, with a little stain added for color. The actual purpose is to raise the TA E77ES up so it clears the tops of the rods of the flexi-rack. I doubt it makes any sonic difference because the stock feet of the TA E77ES are still being used too. I wish I remembered what wood it was 'cause I think it would make some nice custom end panels for the preamp & tuner &n ..
Actually the GX808's headphone stage sounds pretty good. I think years ago, companies made sure their receivers had better headphone outputs and phono sections before the HT craze took over. I think these areas took a hit as costs were cut to include more features. [addsig]
I was just about ready to make a move when something came up. The headphone output sounds great and it's got that 3-band electronic E.Q. which will allow me to tweak the sound of any headphones I end up getting Also it has the Spontaneous Twin Drive Optical Linear Amplifier and I've been wanting to hear that. [addsig]
Digging the "Maggies" in the pic.
You might scan through the Sony receiver listings on eBay. Someone else may be listing the model you had and have a pic yp so you can spot it. Good Luck!
Right now I'm considering the Sony MDR-1R, the MDR-XB600 and a pair of IEM's. The MDR-1's for serious listening and the MDR-600's for fun listening. The IEM's are for commuting to work. I did alot of research on the Sony MDR-600 & MDR-800. Sure the MDR-800 is the top dog in the XB lineup, I just have a hard time believing it's worth twice what the MDR-600 costs. [addsig]
I may try some out.
I got a tip from another member (oddly enough on a different forum) on what could be wrong. Says he's seen small relays go bad and cause the problem I'm having. I check it like he says and it looks like it's the problem. Through a Google search I find a source in the UK that makes a "drop-in" replacement for this long-discontinued part and order it. Hopefully it won't take too long to get here and the TA-E77es will be back in full force! Thanks Vincie.
"and then one thing just led to another..." ...and that's how they getcha' First I learn that there is a L ine O utput D evice that bypasses the internal amp & EQ in the iPod and it's just the ticket for using a portable headphone amp. Suprised at the quality of sound now comming out of my twenty-buck Radio Shack IEM's, I'd like to get something really good. Then I realize I've never had a really good pair of 'phones for the home stereo, which I could really use because the missus turns in earlier than I do. Then I realize I want a "bassy" pr. of cans for som ..
That's the kind of thing I'm getting from my research into "cans". I enjoy many kinds of music so one pair pfobably won't be enough! On a side note, I got a Fiio E7 headphone amp recently and that little thing is amazing. I've used it with a LOD on my iPod touch and as a USB DAC-to-headphones with my computer. Just the thing when you want some good music listening away from the "home kit". Can't wait to try it on a serious pair of headphones
Thinking of getting a quality set of "cans" and seriously considering Sony's MDR-1R Has anyone heard these? [addsig]
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