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Old 19th January 2021, 12:59 AM   #1
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Default Excellent Cheap Redbook CD Player: Sony BDP-S2000ES

Hi All,

Knowing that Burro fans tend to luddites and budget conscious, I figured I'd share a tip. I recently found a BDP-S2000ES on Facebook for $40. It looks like these aren't super common, and they don't command much over $100 on Ebay, by contrast to some of the better known earlier ES SACD and CD players. It sounds EXTRAORDINARY. It destroys my CS4398 dac. Less grainy, better tonal balance, much more revealing (but not tonally forward), and great imaging. The biggest surprise is pace/timing/acceleration. This thing sounds incredibly musical!

There are other perks, too. It has a thick cast aluminum top and a really cool sapphire colored glass front that folds down. Way cooler than the BDP-S5000ES that immediately followed. (I think all ES units are nice, but some are fancier than others!) And, at only 10 years old, most should live a good long time.

If I had to guess, I'd say they aren't bringing more only because they are A) rare, and B) first gen blu-ray doesn't seem as sexy as a dedicated audio unit. But don't let that dissuade you! The only real downside is shelf space!

Happy hunting,

Paul
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I have been looking for a replacement for my aging Sony 508ES that i use in my shop and just can't justify spending thousands for a shop CD player. Have been looking for something decent sounding and affordable. My Friend Doug pointed me to this post so I took your recommendation and bought one of these off eBay for $119 with remote. will take a listen when it arrives. One thing that caught my eye looking at the internal photos of this unit, is that it appears to use a standard Computer type drive unit. which hopefully is replaceable with other units should you need to repair it. I thought that alone was interesting enough to buy it and give it a go!

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I think I saw that one go up shortly after the post and I wondered if somebody would grab it. I hope you like it!

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it arrived today and yeah its pretty awesome sounding. the low level details are amazing. puts my old 508ES to shame for sure! Thank you for the recommendation!
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