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Discussion in 'classic' started by Tarzan, Feb 25, 2018.

  1. Tarzan

    Tarzan pfm Member

    Morning all, just curious and for fun, there are a few folk on here own this kit ( myself included) have any Fishies upgraded their ES at all with aftermarket tweaks etc.......:D
  2. mikebh50

    mikebh50 pfm Member

    hi was just looking at a Sony DTC-2000ES for sale on a local site seems to get a good write up.
  3. Taff63

    Taff63 pfm Member

    Mike P has a 338esd that is upgraded to a very impressive spec and I have a 770ES that he has similarly upgraded to 870+ spec. Its very nice indeed!

    My 338esd has received some modest but worthwhile upgrades to good effect and I'm hoping that an audiocom clock upgrade will benefit either my 338esd or a soon-to-arrive X7esd - depending which one I decide to keep.
  4. Mike P

    Mike P Trade: Pickwell Audio

    Taff means 337ESD but I have done milder mods to 338's as well along with 555ESD, 333, 227, 228 etc.....
  5. df_genius

    df_genius Solder slinger

  6. Witchfinder-general

    Witchfinder-general pfm member

    Do you service Sony amps Mike? If so where are you based?
  7. robinb

    robinb Member

    One or two (!) ES items making up an (almost) all-Sony system:

    • Pre: TA-E80ES [black/wood]
    • Power: TA-N80ES [black/wood]
    • CD: CDP-R1a + DAS-R1a [champagne/wood]
    • Tuner: ST-770ES [champagne/wood]
    • Cassette 1: TC-KA7ES [champagne]
    • Cassette 2: TC-K990 ES [black]
    All "stock" but all expertly and beautifully refurbished by David Morley at AVR in Surbiton.

    To complete the system but not yet acquired (so suggestions welcome!):
    • Turntable: likely to be a Notts Analogue Interspace as I'm a huge NA fan.
    • Speakers: ATC SCM40 Mk 1
  8. Mike P

    Mike P Trade: Pickwell Audio

    Wow what a system!!!!

    I'm massively jealous of your TA-E80ES, TA-N80ES and especially your CDP-R1a and DAS R1a combo.

    If you ever get tempted to sell please let me know. Yes really, I'm NOT kidding.
  9. Beobloke

    Beobloke pfm Member

    Er, why not a Sony turntable? And speakers, come to that...
  10. robinb

    robinb Member

    Thanks, Mike!

    E80s and N80s are easy to find, in the UK and even more so in Europe, especially Germany. Take a look on HiFi Shark and you'll see they turn up all the time. Buying from Germany is a joy - the chaps there are very easy to deal with and describe items very conservatively (in my experience anyway).

    The CDP/DAS-R1a combo on the other hand are pretty hard to find. I massively overpaid for mine [from a well-known amateur self-appointed Sony "specialist" who I would most definitely recommend NOT dealing with...] and they've needed some work, but ultimately very happy to have found them!
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2018
  11. robinb

    robinb Member

    Mr. BB

    As I said, am very open to suggestions, although they will have to go some to outweigh Notts Analogue and ATC...!
  12. Mike P

    Mike P Trade: Pickwell Audio

    Hi Robin,

    Nice to hear from a fellow ES enthusiast. My own collection currently consists of: CDP-333ESD, CDP-337ESD, CDP-555ESD and TA-F770ES. The speakers I'm using are Tannoy Arden and Monitor Gold 15".

    You see a lot of high end ES gear on ebay being sold from Germany but unfortunately it is all 220v rather than 240v. This generally isn't a problem with the CD players since most have multiple transformer taps making them configurable for either 220v or 240v operation. The amps are a different matter though.
  13. Beobloke

    Beobloke pfm Member

    OK then, how about PS-8750 and APM-66ES for starters?!
  14. Arkless Electronics

    Arkless Electronics Trade: Amp design and repairs.

    I service pretty much all makes of amp. But not CD players (generally. I sometimes make exceptions).
  15. calorgas

    calorgas Ratty bumpkin

    I have a PS-6750 here and it's a fantastic looking thing, a quality bit of kit (bit of a shame that for various reasons I haven't really used it and expect it to be returning to its previous owner at some point :oops:).
  16. Witchfinder-general

    Witchfinder-general pfm member

    Where abouts are you?
  17. Mike P

    Mike P Trade: Pickwell Audio

    The O.P.'s amp arrived with a snapped off volume potentiometer. I offered to repair it by fitting a new replacement OE spec pot but he decided to seek a refund instead.
  18. robinb

    robinb Member

    I will need to investigate both - thanks for the tip!
  19. Tigerjones

    Tigerjones Bagpuss

    I have two 338 ESDs, both unmolested. One isn't well and the other sounds superb. The DAC is outstanding.
  20. Mike P

    Mike P Trade: Pickwell Audio

    What's wrong with the poorly one? I may be able to help.

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