Sony DA4400 ES

deronb1deronb1 Posts: 3,908
Can get this AVR for $100. Anyone ever own or heard? TYIA.

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  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 1,144
    Before last year all I owned was Sony ES. @ $100 that is a good pickup.

    The Sony ES are great on music, just toss the AVR into AFD mode and enjoy.
    When I was a kid my parents told me to turn it down. Now I'm an adult and my kids tell me to turn it down.

    Family Room:
    Samsung UN60H,
    Marantz SR5010, Emotiva BasX-A300
    Oppo BDP-93,Sony UBP-X800BM, Sony DVP-NS3100ES, WD Live HUB.
    Main: Polk Signature S60
    Center: Polk TSX250C
    Front High TC80i
    Rear: Polk MC80
    Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5

    Bed Room;
    Sony KDF-E42A10,
    Marantz SR5010, BDP-S270
    Main: Polk Signature S20
    Center: Polk Signature S30
    Rear: Polk R15
    Sub: HSU STF-2

    Working Warehouse;
    Sony 2100ES
    Polk RTi4 about 15' up the wall
    Old sony 12" Sub
    Mini tower PC with 400GB of music
  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 3,908
    mrloren wrote: »
    Before last year all I owned was Sony ES. @ $100 that is a good pickup.

    The Sony ES are great on music, just toss the AVR into AFD mode and enjoy.

    Cool. Thank you. The plan is to use for a budget 2 ch.
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 1,144
    deronb1 wrote: »
    mrloren wrote: »
    Before last year all I owned was Sony ES. @ $100 that is a good pickup.

    The Sony ES are great on music, just toss the AVR into AFD mode and enjoy.

    Cool. Thank you. The plan is to use for a budget 2 ch.

    In a 2ch the Sony ES will do you well. I have an old 2100 ES at work in 2CH that works very nice. plays 8 hours a day 5 day's a week. When I work Saturdays it goes up to -10db for 8+ hours and doesn't even get warm
    When I was a kid my parents told me to turn it down. Now I'm an adult and my kids tell me to turn it down.

    Family Room:
    Samsung UN60H,
    Marantz SR5010, Emotiva BasX-A300
    Oppo BDP-93,Sony UBP-X800BM, Sony DVP-NS3100ES, WD Live HUB.
    Main: Polk Signature S60
    Center: Polk TSX250C
    Front High TC80i
    Rear: Polk MC80
    Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5

    Bed Room;
    Sony KDF-E42A10,
    Marantz SR5010, BDP-S270
    Main: Polk Signature S20
    Center: Polk Signature S30
    Rear: Polk R15
    Sub: HSU STF-2

    Working Warehouse;
    Sony 2100ES
    Polk RTi4 about 15' up the wall
    Old sony 12" Sub
    Mini tower PC with 400GB of music
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 38,147
    edited September 30
    The last Sony ES products worth owning were back in the late '80's, IMO.

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  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 1,144
    We called them the wood ES... A couple of coworkers did pick them up at an unreal employee price, One guy got the full Monte (preamp, amp, CD, tape deck and FM tuner) with them odd looking ES speakers for like $1500. Sweet units, I lived in an apartment at the time so I didn't bother getting these. My neighbors didn't like the system I had at the time so going to these sweet wood ES would have had me kicked out.

    Sometimes I miss working for Sony. Well most of the time.
    When I was a kid my parents told me to turn it down. Now I'm an adult and my kids tell me to turn it down.

    Family Room:
    Samsung UN60H,
    Marantz SR5010, Emotiva BasX-A300
    Oppo BDP-93,Sony UBP-X800BM, Sony DVP-NS3100ES, WD Live HUB.
    Main: Polk Signature S60
    Center: Polk TSX250C
    Front High TC80i
    Rear: Polk MC80
    Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5

    Bed Room;
    Sony KDF-E42A10,
    Marantz SR5010, BDP-S270
    Main: Polk Signature S20
    Center: Polk Signature S30
    Rear: Polk R15
    Sub: HSU STF-2

    Working Warehouse;
    Sony 2100ES
    Polk RTi4 about 15' up the wall
    Old sony 12" Sub
    Mini tower PC with 400GB of music
  • delkaldelkal Posts: 61
    F1nut wrote: »
    The last Sony ES products worth owning were back in the late '80's, IMO.

    cowwiwhrc95b.jpg

    I would love to have a system like that..............

    One Sony ES I would add to the list is the Sony 9000ES DVD/SACD to be used as a CD player only. It was top of the line when introduced but now its obsolete as a DVD player (can't play 1080) and SACD's never quite made it.

    But it still is an excellent CD player and if you shop around you should be able to find one <$250.

  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 488
    delkal wrote: »
    SACD's never quite made it.

    "Oh no, U di'int!" :o
    Polk SDA SRS 2.3TL
    Silk Audio MS38SE Tube Amp
    Yamaha DSP A-1 AV Amp
    Panasonic TC-P65S2 Plasma TV
  • delkaldelkal Posts: 61
    edited October 1
    Viking64 wrote: »
    delkal wrote: »
    SACD's never quite made it.

    "Oh no, U di'int!" :o

    Before anyone starts let me rephrase that...........SACD's were never accepted by the general public and never achieved the popularity it was hoped for (but most Audiophiles love them).

    And the 9000ES does an excellent job playing SACD's too. I think this player is is a bargain right now. It was the top of the line Sony player and used to cost $1500 +. It had the newest SACD technology and the newest 720P video (at the time) . But now for the most part it is obsolete. That said it is built like a tank, weighs more than my Amp, and is still one of the better players for playing CD's in 2 channel. When I bought mine for $225 I paid the money and ran to the car!

    Actually if you can get any Sony ES equipment for $100-200 just get it.
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 1,144
    That is the big thing I miss about working for Sony. We got nothing off on TV or play station, Home audio was between 30-50% off, sometimes more. when they were clearing out the older stuff it was like 60%. I picked up my DVP-NS3100ES DVD/SACD/CD player for less than $200 new.

    Then again they couldn't make CRT's forever...
    When I was a kid my parents told me to turn it down. Now I'm an adult and my kids tell me to turn it down.

    Family Room:
    Samsung UN60H,
    Marantz SR5010, Emotiva BasX-A300
    Oppo BDP-93,Sony UBP-X800BM, Sony DVP-NS3100ES, WD Live HUB.
    Main: Polk Signature S60
    Center: Polk TSX250C
    Front High TC80i
    Rear: Polk MC80
    Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5

    Bed Room;
    Sony KDF-E42A10,
    Marantz SR5010, BDP-S270
    Main: Polk Signature S20
    Center: Polk Signature S30
    Rear: Polk R15
    Sub: HSU STF-2

    Working Warehouse;
    Sony 2100ES
    Polk RTi4 about 15' up the wall
    Old sony 12" Sub
    Mini tower PC with 400GB of music
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 7,829
    edited October 1
    delkal wrote: »
    F1nut wrote: »
    The last Sony ES products worth owning were back in the late '80's, IMO.

    cowwiwhrc95b.jpg

    I would love to have a system like that..............

    One Sony ES I would add to the list is the Sony 9000ES DVD/SACD to be used as a CD player only. It was top of the line when introduced but now its obsolete as a DVD player (can't play 1080) and SACD's never quite made it.

    But it still is an excellent CD player and if you shop around you should be able to find one <$250.

    While i agree it's a great player, they had the MOST unreliable laser of any player Sony ever put out. There are no more NEW lasers to use for it they all now come from used 330/530 DVD players. These were Sony's low end players.
    I have had 5 of these 9000's did all the board modifications but still they all one day will show the C code for dead laser. The machine will diagnose all its own problems that is unique among players. The service manual shows you how to do it.
  • delkaldelkal Posts: 61
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    delkal wrote: »
    F1nut wrote: »
    The last Sony ES products worth owning were back in the late '80's, IMO.

    cowwiwhrc95b.jpg

    I would love to have a system like that..............

    One Sony ES I would add to the list is the Sony 9000ES DVD/SACD to be used as a CD player only. It was top of the line when introduced but now its obsolete as a DVD player (can't play 1080) and SACD's never quite made it.

    But it still is an excellent CD player and if you shop around you should be able to find one <$250.

    While i agree it's a great player, they had the MOST unreliable laser of any player Sony ever put out. There are no more NEW lasers to use for it they all now come from used 330/530 DVD players. These were Sony's low end players.
    I have had 5 of these 9000's did all the board modifications but still they all one day will show the C code for dead laser. The machine will diagnose all its own problems that is unique among players. The service manual shows you how to do it.

    Thanks for the heads up! It seems like CD lasers are a crapshoot once you get over 10 years. I wish the manufacturers would keep making parts for these expensive players that are doorstops when the laser goes out.

    Really makes you appreciate Polk. They come out with replacement parts AFTER they quit selling the original speaker.
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