Any opinion on Sony SCD-C222ES SACD

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Chris*Liberti, Mar 23, 2003.

  1. I am looking to get a SACD/CD only player (no video) in the near future and this one is at the top of my list. I will probably be getting it in about a week (I already ordered DSOTM) I was looking a year ago and ended up going DVD-A although most of the titles I want are coming out on SACD (with a few exceptions)
     
  2. KeithH

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    Chris, if you do a search, you will find a number of opinions on the 'C222ES. Most of them are strongly positive. I have used this player, and it is excellent. CD playback is much better than what you typically see at the price point ($350 USD by mail through authorized dealers). I owned one for a short period and only exchanged it for a 'C555ES because it had a defective carousel drawer. I consider that to be an anomaly.
     
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    Chris,

    I love my 222ES. I don't have anything else to compare to except my 12 year old JVC cd player with only analog outs. It has excellent build quality and alot of features[​IMG]
     
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    Ditto...

    If you are of the type that believes most DVD players and cheap CD players don't do a good job with redbook CDs, you will be very pleased with the results the 222ES gives you.
     
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    Be sure to shop around... I was shocked to see them charging $800 for the 222ES at my local Tweeter (Boylston St, Boston). I only paid $600 to Oade Bros. for the C555ES!
     
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    Rich said:

     
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    I have been very happy with my 222ES. Seeing that Sony has yet to announce any audio only SACD players this year, it might be a good idea to pick up a 222ES ASAP if you are looking for a player without video circuitry. With the 5 year ES warranty, this player should last you for quite some time.

    J
     
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    Rich, I have been in Tweeter stores that have failed to update price tags. I'm pretty sure the 'C222ES is in the Tweeter computer system for $500, so I doubt someone would get screwed. I was in a Tweeter store today in Delaware that had a display 'C222ES marked $500.
     
  10. I have been unable to find any local authorized dealer selling it for less than $499. Also AFAIK none of the sony online dealers are authorized to sell the ES line online (all of the sites either ask for a zip code before they show what is available or they say they can only ship them to certain areas where they have wherehouses and they actually will be making the delivery instead of UPS.)
     
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    Chris, Oade Bros., OneCall, and J&R will not advertise their lowest prices on Sony ES gear online. You have to call. I have never had Oade Bros. quote me a retail price on a Sony ES component over the phone. OneCall and J&R have quoted retail prices on certain Sony ES items over the phone, but when I have told them that a competitor (authorized dealer) had the component for less money, they have usually matched the price or come very close.
     
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