Sony CDP-XA7ES CD player Review System

Sidebar 2: Review System

Associated equipment used in this review included the Rowland Consummate preamplifier, Aragon 8008 power amplifier, and Energy Veritas v2.8 loudspeakers. Interconnects were TARA Labs RSC Reference from D/A to preamp, and Cardas Hexlink from preamp to power amp. The Energys were, ah, energized through a bi-wire set of Monster M1.5 (bi-wire) loudspeaker cables.

Products for comparison included the Audio Research CD1 CD player and the Mark Levinson No.36, connected with Kimber Cable AGDL digital cable.—Thomas J. Norton

Sony Electronics Inc.
(201) 930-1000