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Thread: Sony Ta-F770ES - What's it like?

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    Default Sony Ta-F770ES - What's it like?

    Seen a few of these around, prices seem to have fallen to the £400+ mark, with built in phono stage. I'm wondering how it would compare to my current set up - Quad 909/Croft micro, with a G Slee Era V phono stage. Figure in a trip to a hifi repairman to check it all out - postage of course adds to all this.
    Current system. NAS Interspace, Jelco 750, /Nagaoka MP 200/Graham Slee Era V. CDP - Mission PCM 7000. Amps - Quad 909/Croft micro 25. Chario Syntar 100 Tower. QED XT40 speaker cable/Straight wire interconnects.

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    Never heard the quad but I used a 700es for 4 yrs and was very happy with, the phono stage on these is good too.
    My System
    John Wood KT88 Amp.
    Paradise Phono Stage
    Sony TTS-8000 Turntable.
    PMAT-1010 MK6 Tonearm.
    Ortofon KB with vienna upgrade
    Sony X555ES Cd Player
    Yamaha NS1000m Speakers
    KARMA Interconnects & Tonearm Cable

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    I bought one a few years ago and it was a reliability nightmare, having to be overhauled twice, before I gave it away. These things are fiendishly complex and when working properly are clearly good, but I really think your current setup would be better (and more reliable).

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    Stick with what you have. Not everything 'vintage' is good.

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    May'be not worth it then? Would like to hear one though.
    Current system. NAS Interspace, Jelco 750, /Nagaoka MP 200/Graham Slee Era V. CDP - Mission PCM 7000. Amps - Quad 909/Croft micro 25. Chario Syntar 100 Tower. QED XT40 speaker cable/Straight wire interconnects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeandvan View Post
    May'be not worth it then? Would like to hear one though.
    Yup,

    I had a Sony XXXES integrated and it was great, until it wasn't. Two repairs later and a large upgrade to the Firebottle Monoblocks rendered it surplus to requirement.

    If you want a top quality integrated, get on the Sansui 919 or above. I have heard a few of these and they all impress but I do think moving from your current rig will be an absolute shock to the system. It's certainly night and day in terms of dynamics and tone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeandvan View Post
    May'be not worth it then? Would like to hear one though.
    If you are ever my way I can plug my one in
    Music is vinyl it fills the gaps between silence !

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    Quote Originally Posted by karma67 View Post
    Never heard the quad but I used a 700es for 4 yrs and was very happy with, the phono stage on these is good too.
    How did it compare to your current set up?
    Current system. NAS Interspace, Jelco 750, /Nagaoka MP 200/Graham Slee Era V. CDP - Mission PCM 7000. Amps - Quad 909/Croft micro 25. Chario Syntar 100 Tower. QED XT40 speaker cable/Straight wire interconnects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeandvan View Post
    How did it compare to your current set up?
    It was not in the same league.
    My System
    John Wood KT88 Amp.
    Paradise Phono Stage
    Sony TTS-8000 Turntable.
    PMAT-1010 MK6 Tonearm.
    Ortofon KB with vienna upgrade
    Sony X555ES Cd Player
    Yamaha NS1000m Speakers
    KARMA Interconnects & Tonearm Cable

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    Don't forget people this is system / speaker dependent also , 770 sounds great in my system
    Music is vinyl it fills the gaps between silence !

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