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Sony ES SCD-C2000ES (Black)

5-disc CD/Super Audio CD changer

Item # 158SC2KESB

Fantastic Sony ES quality, detailed 5.1-channel SACD sound, and 5-disc carousel convenience all come together in...

Fantastic Sony ES quality, detailed 5.1-channel SACD sound, and 5-disc carousel convenience all come together in...

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About the Sony ES SCD-C2000ES (Black)

Fantastic Sony ES quality, detailed 5.1-channel SACD sound, and 5-disc carousel convenience all come together in the SCD-C2000ES. In addition to regular CDs, the changer also handles Super Audio CDs, a type of disc that offers a more true-to-life listening experience. With SACDs you can experience musical performances reproduced with exceptional accuracy, delivered to your ears from all angles via six discrete channels of ultra-high-resolution audio.

Fantastic Sony ES quality, detailed 5.1-channel SACD sound, and 5-disc carousel convenience all come together in the SCD-C2000ES. In addition to regular CDs, the changer also handles Super Audio CDs, a type of disc that offers a more true-to-life listening experience. With SACDs you can experience musical performances reproduced with exceptional accuracy, delivered to your ears from all angles via six discrete channels of ultra-high-resolution audio.

Built-in bass management and channel level adjustment let you tailor the SACD output to your specific 5.1-channel speaker system. The changer uses an advanced Super Audio D/A converter for multichannel SACD playback that's breathtakingly pristine and dynamic. Stereo SACDs also sound phenomenal, and even your regular CDs come to life with extra detail.

Solid ES construction helps this player produce exceptionally clean sound. The anti-resonant aluminum front panel squelches unwanted vibrations, while dual transformers minimize interference and hum. Sony stands behind the SCD-C2000ES with an impressive 5 year warranty.

Note: Multichannel SACD playback requires a 5.1-channel input on your receiver or preamplifier.

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Product highlights:

  • 5-disc changer
  • plays multichannel SACDs, stereo SACDs, CDs, audio CD-Rs, and audio CD-RWs
  • multichannel bass management and level control
  • Super Audio digital-to-analog converter
  • single lens with separate optical pickups for SACD and CD
  • time alignment function for optimal SACD playback
  • SACD/CD Text display
  • analog outputs for SACD (5.1-channel) and CD
  • optical and coaxial digital outputs for CD
  • remote control
  • anti-resonant aluminum front panel
  • dual power supplies
  • off-center insulator feet
  • black finish
  • 17"W x 4-1/2"H x 17-5/8"D
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # SCDC2000ES/B
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What's in the box:

  • 5-Disc Super Audio CD/CD changer
  • RM-SC505 wireless remote control
  • 2 "AA" batteries
  • Two 39" audio connecting cords (each cord has left and right RCA audio connectors on each end)
  • Two 37" audio connecting cords (each cord has a single RCA audio connector on each end)
  • Operating Instructions (English/French)
  • US warranty sheet
  • Canadian warranty card
  • Important Safeguards
  • Product Registration sheet
  • "Music discs encoded with copyright protection technologies" sheet

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Awesome player/changer

Todd from Rockford, IL on 10/14/2009

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A feature that ALL Sony CD changers have: disc exchange. This is a feature that allows you to continue playing a CD while changing up to 2 AT A TIME. This is a great sounding player. I have a CDP CA 70ES currently in use and when I wanted to add another changer, the obvious choice was another Sony. Highly recommended.

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Sounds like a 5

IGO from Las Vegas on 12/14/2008

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I also have Sony's 400 disc carosel changer in my system so its very easy to determine the huge leap in audio quality this ES SACD delivers over the standard CD player but you would think that Sony would offer up different remote control command coding for the better player. It shares the same remote commands as the other changer and this is hugely fustrating when trying to choose one player or the other. The 400 disc changer is going to get un-plugged if I can't change the power-on/power-off coding of one player or the other. All that being said, this is the most musical CD player I've ever owned and an absolute delight to just sit back, close your eyes and listen to for hours.

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Sony SACD

massmax from Massachusetts on 4/25/2008

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The unit plays SACD discs and hybrids perfectly. Sound is excellent, dramatically better than regular CD. So far, I have been only playing SACDs in 2-track format (not 5.1). Good clarity and bass. Mids are very assertive. Operationally, my only complaint is that the Surround/2-track switch always defaults to the 2T setting. So to listen to SACDs in 2-track mode, you have to manually reset the Surround/2T switch each time. If you load five SACDs in the turntable and want them all to play 2T. you have to reset the switch at the start of each disk.

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Kinda quirky

stratman672001 from Bangor, ME on 2/10/2008

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I bought this unit from here a little over a year ago and while it sounds great it has some quirks. First: on certain discs the laser gets "hung up" (it stops abruptly and then starts playing again) and this is on fairly new discs with no scratches. Second: it will refuse to load up a couple CD-Rs and a couple redbook CDs. Lastly: twice it has not recognized the SACD layer of two discs within the space of six months. Now someone reccomended leveling the player which I did and that aleviated the second problem a bit but it's still picky about what it plays. Due to these quirks I can't reccomend this player.

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Failing fast

123456 from Wisconsin on 1/29/2007

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I have had one of these for a mere seven months and while it sounds really good, mechanically it is already developing problems. It sometimes won't change discs, will often only allow two to be changed at a time and sometimes won't repond to the remote contol. So far turning it off and back seems to reset things but for an item of this price to have so many problems so soon just doesn't cut it.

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Sony ES SCD-C2000ES

James from Pascagoula, MS on 12/4/2006

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The Sony ES SCD-C2000ES is a top performer. Excellent!! video and sound reproduction. The only reason I did not give the product 5 stars is due to the its slow loading speed. The slow loading speed is common on all Sony disc machines I've purchased. I'm used to it but others may find it frustrating at first. I would recomend this this product to others.

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Inputs and Outputs Notes

Features

Disc Compatibility: The SCD-C2000ES Super Audio CD player can play the following discs:

  • Single layer 2-channel and Multi-channel Super Audio CDs: These discs contain a single HD (high density) layer, can hold up to 74 minutes of music, and are playable only on an SACD-compatible unit such as the SCD-C2000ES.
  • Dual layer 2-channel and Multi-channel Super Audio CDs: These discs contain two HD layers for longer playing times. The information is recorded on one side only, so the discs do not have to be turned. These discs are playable only on an SACD-compatible unit such as the SCD-C2000ES.
  • 2-channel and Multi-channel Super Audio CD + CD (Hybrid disc): These discs contain a high density SACD layer and a conventional CD layer, allowing them to be played either on an SACD-compatible unit or on a regular CD player.
  • Conventional Audio CDs
  • CD-R
  • CD-RW

SACD Playback Types: This unit automatically recognizes the type of SACD you are playing, and routes the audio signal to the appropriate analog audio outputs. There are three types of Super Audio CDs:

  • 2-channel: The disc contains only 2-channels of information. When playing this disc, the player is automatically set to 2-channel playback, and audio is output from the Analog 2Ch Out jacks and Analog 5.1Ch Out Front L/R jacks.
  • Multi-channel: The disc contains multiple channels of information (3, 4, 5, or 6). When playing this disc, the player is automatically set to multi-channel playback, and audio is output from the 5.1-channel analog outputs.
  • 2-Channel + Multi-channel: The disc contains both 2-channel information and multi-channel information. You can select the type of playback you desire on the unit or remote, and the audio is output only from the jacks corresponding to the type of playback you select.

Direct Stream Digital (DSD) Encoding: Super Audio CD uses DSD encoding (compared to PCM used for CD/MiniDisc/DVD-Audio/DVD-Video etc.). DSD uses a sampling frequency 64 times higher than conventional CD (2,822,400 samples per second) and 1-bit quantization. This achieves a wide frequency range and a wide dynamic range across the audible frequency range, thereby providing musical reproduction extremely faithful to the original.

Discrete Dual Laser Optical Pickup: Because of the significant difference in the laser wavelength between SACD (650 nm) and CD (780 nm), this unit is equipped with a discrete dual laser optical pickup--two independent lasers working through a common lens. One laser is exclusively for CD, CD-R and CD-RW, while the other laser delivers uncompromised reproduction of SACD.

Super Audio DAC: The SCD-C2000ES uses a Super Audio D/A Converter, which allows higher quality sound reproduction.

Multi-Channel Management Function (SACD only): The Multi-channel Management Function uses Digital Signal Processing to allow you to set up the unit according to the presence and size of your speakers and the distance from your listening position (3 to 23 feet in 1 foot increments). For multi-channel playback mode, speakers designated as "Large" will be sent full-range audio, while speakers designated as "Small" will receive signals that have been filtered to remove low bass frequencies. For proper channel balance during multi-channel playback, the center, surround and subwoofer channel output levels may be adjusted at the unit or with the remote. If you have an ideal speaker output, you can select MCH Direct, which bypasses the DSP circuit, and outputs the signal directly from each speaker at a non-adjustable level. For 2-channel playback, you can select 2CH Direct (2 speakers/no subwoofer) or 2CH + SW (2 speakers with subwoofer).

Digital Outputs: This unit is equipped with optical and coaxial digital outputs, which are active only when playing a standard CD. There is no digital signal output during SACD playback.

SACD and CD Text Compatible: This unit can display the disc name, artist name, and current track name for CD Text and SACD Text discs. If the name has 13 or more characters, the first 12 characters will remain after the name scrolls by on the display. If a disc's text is in multiple languages, "Multi-Text" will appear in the display, and you can select which language you want to display.

Disc Name: Up to 100 discs can be labeled with names of up to 12 characters. If the disc is encoded with SACD Text or CD Text, it cannot be labeled.

Disc Exchange: You can exchange up to 4 discs while playing a fifth.

15 Track Music Calendar: A calendar-like display lights up with the number of tracks on the currently selected disc, up to 15. An "arrow" icon indicates the presence of 16 or more tracks. After a track has been played, the number for that track disappears from the calendar display.

Display: The display can be set to show current track/elapsed time, current track/remaining time, remaining time for entire disc, Text information, and channel information (for multi-channel SACDs). The display can also be turned off.

Remote Control: The supplied remote (RM-SC505) is pre-programmed to operate this unit and a number of functions on other Sony CD players. The remote's codes correspond to Sony CD Player codes, so many of its functions can be operated with a normal Sony receiver or preamp remote control.

Inputs and Outputs Notes

Analog Outputs: The SCD-C2000ES features a 5.1-channel output (Female RCA Jacks for Front left/right, Surround left/right, Center, Subwoofer) for multi-channel SACD playback. When a 2-channel SACD or standard CD is played, the audio is output through the Front left/right RCA jacks only.

Note: If only the Front left/right outputs are connected to a receiver or amplifier, you must change the default playback area to the 2-channel area. Otherwise, the multi-channel playback area will be played and some vocals and other sounds may not be heard.

Digital Outputs (CD only): One Toslink optical digital output and one coaxial digital output are provided to allow you to make digital recordings. Only 16-bit PCM digital signals from a CD, or the CD layer of a Hybrid SACD disc, are output through the optical jack. No SACD audio is output.

IR In: This minijack allows you to connect a component with an IR relay output.

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