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Sony TA-E2000ESD

Digital Processing Control Amplifier

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Sony TA-E2000ESD

Specifications

Frequency response: 10Hz to 20kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.004%

Input sensitivity: 5mV (MM), 250mV (line)

Signal to noise ratio: 84dB (MM), 94dB (line)

Output: 250mV (line), 2.5V (Pre out)

Digital inputs: coaxial, optical

Dimensions: 470 x 150 x 355mm

Weight: 8.5kg

Accessories: RM-P2000 remote commander, batteries, audio connecting cord

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service manual  English - sondurum

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Submitted by sbbrown

Good sounding versatile product for the time it was manufactured. Newer technologies have passed this unit by, but it is very versatile and powerful with stereo audio switching and processing features, although video is only composite and S-video. It also features TOS link stereo digital audio inputs. It also features Dolby Surround processing.

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Submitted by iceng

I have two Sony pre-amps for which I can personally compare.
This TA-E2000ESD, and the highly desirable high-end series TA-E80ES.
For years I used the purely analog TA-E80ES with it's rated .001% THD. This week I swapped in the TA-E2000ESD, leaving all other components unchanged. I was floored at how much clearer the sound was, and how much better the musical instruments were placed in the sound image. It was really a large difference. Consider this pre-amp handles most signal manipulation digitally (blending, balance, filtering, delaying, equalization) and keeps all analog channel circuits totally separate. That advantage negates the slightly higher THD of .004% on the TA-E2000ESD. I don't think anyone can hear either of the THD values anyway. So, my vote is the TA-E2000ESD is a better pre-amp compared to the TA-E80ES. And all the connectivity switching allows me to do even more than the TA-E80ES. Only one consideration -- the TAE80ES has a moving coil cartridge pre-amp built in, where the TA-E2000ESD does not. Maybe 1% of Audiophiles will be swayed by this point difference. But, I'm here to tell you the internal DSP of the TA-E2000ESD is no drawback whatsoever. Remember, your entire music CD collection was digitally converted from analog in a similar manner.

 

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