Sony CDP-XE900 CD Players

4.5/5 (6 Reviews)


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dean Fernando a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: June 19, 2003

Bottom Line:   
I should first note that the model I have is the CDP-XE900E , which apparently is a UK 'tuned' version and first retailed at £300. Out of the box I really felt impressed by the sturdiness of the build quality and aluminium front panel. Operation is really slick to and tracking is much faster than my previous Marantz CD63SE, I was extremely impressed with the 'Fixed Pick-up Mechanism' transport. Even better is the user friendliness and you soon realise that most of what you need to do you don't even have to read the manual! The jog dial makes things so easy too

The sound quality is very fine indeed over a huge spectrum of musical styles. My stereo amp is a Marantz PM-66KIS and speakers are the Mission 773e's using Straight Wire Chorus interconnects. The player has a extremely good solid bass which was immediately apparent over the brighter Marantz CD63SE. The midband is vivid too and the treble is natural and nicely judged without being too bright (the Marantz CD63SE can be bright unless matched carefully).

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $179.00

Purchased At:   Sevenoaks Sound & Vi



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Brian a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 12, 2001

Bottom Line:   
Excellent with modern rock and pop with its pace and bright tonality.
One step down for classic and gentler types of music but still above average.
Buy it with confidence or any of its later models 920/930 and now the new SACD player the 940 which plays SACDs wonderfully.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Sony service centre



Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Ricardo Santos a an Audiophile

Date Reviewed: July 20, 1999

Bottom Line:   
This Sony product show's a lot of sonic qualitys of the ES series. The midband are ver smooth and musical (excelent with audiostatic's ESH50), it got a fine bass (he does not go very deep) and a clear treble. It's a good choice for those o want a cd player even for the double of the price.

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Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Ng Hon Mun a an Audiophile

Date Reviewed: February 5, 1999

Bottom Line:   
Sony CDP-XE900 is good for comtemporary music. Sound quite indequate with classical, especially chamber music. Interconnects for this player is important.
I like this player as it is fixed laser spot, similar to the Linns.

Given it is quite bright, one should use cable like Nordorst Black Knight cable.

Leaving it on for 1/2 an hour will bring out the best from this player.


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Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Goran Lepen a an Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: November 20, 1997

Bottom Line:   
It's a great piece of Hifi equipment. I like him very much. Good sound, very good handling (remote), nice look. Digital output. But still I wish to have the best of Sony. The CDP-XA50ES!!! No more cash, no more music. Very good player for not too much money. I'll say: BEST BUY!

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