Sony CDP-X779ES CD player Specifications

Sidebar 3: Specifications

Description: One-piece CD player. Front-panel controls: Digital Output select, track step, forward/reverse shuttle, Drawer open/close, Play, Pause, Stop, Line Out/Phone Level, Play Mode, Display Mode, AC Power. Remote controls: All the above, plus Peak Search, File Recall, Continue, Shuffle, Program, Custom Index, number buttons (0 to 20), program Clear, custom File, Erase file, Fader, Slow/fast search, Index search, A–B Repeat, Time, over-20 numeric, Check. Outputs: fixed and variable single-ended line and fixed balanced line, 2V at 50k ohms, headphones up to 100mW into 32 ohms, coaxial digital 0.5V p–p at 75 ohms, optical digital. Frequency response: 2Hz–20kHz ±0.3dB. S/N ratio: >119dB. Dynamic range: >100dB. Harmonic distortion: <0.0015%. Channel separation: >100dB. Power consumption: 38W.
Dimensions: 185/8" W by 5" H by 147/8" D. Weight: 361/2 lbs (16kg). Price: $1900. Approximate number of dealers: 400. Manufacturer: Sony Corporation of America, Park Ridge, NJ 07656 (1991). Sony Electronics Inc., 16530 Via Esprillo, San Diego, CA 92127 (2016). Tel: (858) 942-2400. Web:

Sony Electronics Inc.
16530 Via Esprillo
San Diego, CA 92127
(858) 942-2400

hollowman's picture

With all the excitement about vinyl these days, it's important to realize how far digital (CD) had progressed in its first decade: from criticism in its first gen. models, to gradual (but universal) praise starting with modded first gen. (Meridian, Mission, etc.)... and so on.
This Sony player still sounds good today.
I'm not sure 16/44.1 playback with the best modern gear (Chord, dCs) is substantially better. If anyone (esp. professional audio reviewers) with Chord/dCS/etc. gear concurrently have access to Sony ES series from early 90s, please spill forth a review.