Sony CDP-X77ES CD player Specifications

Sidebar 4: Specifications

Description: Single-box CD player. D/A converter: HDLC (1-bit, Pulse Width Modulation). Frequency response: 2Hz–20kHz ±0.3dB. THD: 0.0015%. S/N: 117dB (A-weighted).
Dimensions: 18.3" (465mm) W by 14.6" (370mm) D by 4.9" (123mm) H. Weight: 37.4 lbs.
Price: $1700 (1991); no longer available (2016). Approximate number of dealers: 250. Warranty: 3 years parts & labor, limited.
Manufacturer (Importer): 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

Allen Fant's picture

Thanks! for the memories. My 1st cd player back in the 80's was a Sony ES (for better or worse). In 2016, I am still an "ES" fan.
It is like never forgetting your 1st taste, I mean, 1st cd player.

volvic's picture

I still have 2 cdp-111'S and have owned several 101's and quite few ES players over the years. Some were more reliable than others but the construction was solid and I thoroughly enjoyed the machines. To me it represents Sony's glory years. Good times, thank you as well for the memories.

latinaudio's picture

I still own a Sony XA7ES, also reviewed in the magazine.
A later model than this one, with the fixed laser beam mechanism, is still in use with flying colors: smooth, clear, pleasant sound.
The shortcomings of a unit in a review not always correlates with the pleasure of its use on the long term. In this case, it seems to me that the reviewer hit the nail when he said that "both drew this listener into the music in a way that the other players did not".
18 years after my Sony still made that, although surpassed by new designs.
Call that value !