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3.7 based on 6 customer reviews

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Design

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Ease of Use

Excellent

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6 Customer Reviews

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Fantastique !

TA-A1ES 07/06/2017 by Surfstepol (USA)

Just received my new amp ! Don t read too much reviews, listen ! Sound is superb with my klipsch Heresy Realy underrated amp, if you can ny one before it is too late. I use also my Old cdp cx100 Thank you Sony !

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Design

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Ease of Use

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Spectacular, smooth & satisfying sound from Sony!

TAA1ES 25/03/2015 by MolecularDynamix (USA)

Spectacular, smooth & satisfying sound from Sony: This beautiful amp is Class A in many ways - and all that finesse in a modern and elegant design! Absolutely incredible Class A sound from my Sony TA-A1ES Hi-Res amplifier! I could not be happier - and I do not say that often, especially regarding audiophile equipment. Drives my very high end ($$$) loudspeakers which can drop to ~2 ohms. Smart Class A topology in a modern and very elegant design. Excellent, solid build quality. If you read a few reviews on this amp, and glean from one of them the not so subtle intimations that in side by side comparisons of the TA-A1ES with other, but much more expensive ultra-high end audiophile Class A amps, the differences were 'too close for comfort". Minutes after setting up the TA-A1ES and a quick listen, I was so delighted with the amplifier's apercu that I immediately purchased its companion product, the Sony HAP-Z1ES digital network player that I and many others have found to be equally sensational! Regarding the HAPZ1ES Hi-Res network player. I was really impressed by the build quality - and sound quality - and the convenience - and the app! Really nice work by Sony. I am very satified with the network player and the TAA1ES Class A amplifier. Great combo. It is playing in the background right now...I am really pleased with these Sony products. The best money #enjoyment / investment ratio# I have spent on audio!

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dont buy it sounds bad

TAA1ES 26/09/2014 by flashy2828 (USA)

sounds bad for the money. don't buy u wasting ya time. my laptop sounds better. look elsewhere.

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Yes I was Surprised Too!

TAA1ES 18/04/2014 by Disbeliever2 (USA)

I compared this amplifier to my Superuniti and I hate to say that Sony blows this out of the water. Excellent sound that is not too forward nor too laid back. Very natural sound that presents my HI-Res files (Cream & Blind Faith 24/192) is power and authority. The audiophile in me should say that this amp is not good since it is a Sony ....not a Naim, Bryston, Classe, etc .....but I can't. Sony has delivered big time! Welcome back to Audio world Sony ... we missed you.

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AVOID

TAA1ES 23/03/2014 by Disbeliever (USA)

TA-1AES amp. big disappointment, runs too hot, sounds artificial, heat sinks too small, FET input distortion too high,,no unity gain/bypass facility. distracting bright white light circles around facia line indicators, Black case color mandatory. WHF? says Does,nt convey rhythms particularly well, I find it conveys nothing particularly well and I am a Sony fan with the excellent DA5400ES/XA5400ES combo. Disregard the IMO inaccurate HFN & RR review.

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Fantastic Sound Purity

TAA1ES 19/02/2014 by CrystalClear (USA)

I waited for something like this to come out from Sony for a while, I have one of the first serial numbers, very cool. The sound is spectacular, and as simple as it is I love that you can choose the headphone impedance and the silver look. The xlr balanced input makes a big difference. This was built to please. Keep Innovating!

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