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Sony SCD-CE595

Super Audio CD Player (2004-10)

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Sony SCD-CE595


Disc format: CD, SACD (5 disc multi play)

Frequency response: 2Hz to 20kHz (CD), 2Hz to 40kHz (SACD)

Dynamic range: 96dB (CD), 100dB (SACD)

Total harmonic distortion: 0.0039% (CD), 0.0035% (SACD)

Line output: 2V

Digital outputs: optical

Dimensions: 430 x 110 x 420mm

Weight: 5.5kg

Accessories: RM-SX800 remote commander

Year: 2004


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re: SCD-CE595

The hybrid problems can be cured by recapping the BD board. The caps are surface mount so need a bit of careful leverage and flux to get them off - you must not pull the tracks from the board so just nudge alternate sides until it loosens. Also if you use ordinary axial caps they need to be on their side or overhanging the board to fit in. Some experimentation is necessary therefore it's best to just do two at a time. After recapping the BD board, do a hybrid re-calibration as detailed in the previous post.

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re: SCD-CE595

Bought this unit at Goodwill for $8 about two weeks back. It plays single layer SACD's fine and well. The CD/Redbook section is average. The transport is what it is, no high expectations on solid transport with any multi-disc player. I run my CD/Redbook music through a 24/192 DAC (DIY). That way I can play some ripped HDTrack albums onto CD's. They sound excellent.

The big issue with these is they quit reading Hybrid SACDs. This one is no different. It won't play the SACD side of the Hybrid. Which is a bummer because 80% of my SACD collection are hybrids. I've glossed over everything on the net for fixes and none have yet to work. There's no way I'd put any money into this machine so I'm not buying any kind of replacement parts.

If you can find one for the price I paid, it's well worth it to have as a backup or garage unit. But DO NOT buy one off Ebay, especially the ones I see for over $40 + S/H. Not worth it and it likely won't play hybrids.

re: SCD-CE595


I know it's nearly 2 years after your post but I just got mine a couple weeks ago and how funny: got it at Goodwill and paid $8 too. What a coincidence...

Regarding your remarks concerning Hybrids CD, I encounter the same problem though the unit played them fine at first. Well, actually, it was depending on the disc.. a couple were ok but not the others...
So I wanted to mention to you the procedure that is at the end of the service manual in the DIAG MODE
Which you can also find here with a bit more detail on how to do it:

I just did it and it fixed the problem for my hybrids that were not recognized (well the few I tried)
Give it a shot (if you still have the player)


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