sony ta-1000esd price?

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  1. Michael Wilcox

    Michael Wilcox Auditioning

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    Hi, I was wondering what a Sony TA-1000esd might be worth. I know its old but its still a pretty nice pre.

    Thanks
     
  2. Grant B

    Grant B Producer

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    a store had a one new for around $250 I believe, if that helps.

    That was about a mounth ago
     
  3. Rachael B

    Rachael B Producer

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    I sold mine for $200 last year. It's` a better stereo pre than Pro-Logic piece. The P-L processor is very noisey by today's standards. The programable remote is seriously short on memory too. I reprogramed it so many times and always ran out of memory before I could enable all the buttons I wanted. Despite all that I really liked it back in the early 90's when I got it. It was the first time I got to use the digital output of a Laserdisc player. I never really mastered all the equalizer functions. It was a bit much. It's one of most complex components I've ever seen. Oh, the DSP functions were pretty much useless. None of them sounded good. I only used stereo and Pro-Logic. I had a hard time selling mine. I finally sold it to a musican who had no intrest in surroud sound. Best wishes!
     
  4. Art Miller

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    It's probably worth $100-200. I've got one that I bought new, what, a decade ago, and I just packed it away in a box, 'cause I can't bear to sell it for a 1/12 of what I paid. I'd have to disagree with Rachael, and say that I was never impressed with it as a stereo preamp. In fact I stopped using it for that many years ago, only pulling it into service for prologic use. As it is a digital preamp with no way to bypass all those old chips, (unlike it's successor the 2000ESD), it's pretty worthless for much of anything. If I could figure out how to wire an analog bypass, it might make an OK switcher for some non-critical applications.

    Might make a good step stool though....
     

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