true landmark and one of
Sony's biggest bestsellers.
Excellents DACs, a highly versatile EQ, a large and useful dot-matrix
display, inputs aplenty and even a MIX function! We're used to all this
nowadays - but this was 1989! And all this
through TWO chips only!
Of course, every analog signal gets converted to digital so as to
benefit from the numerous "sound fields" - digitalia still was fairly
new, exciting, and Home Theater wasn't yet trying to replace traditional
Many regretted the few features Sony deemed unnecessary to carry over to
successor (most notably the simplified parametric EQ section), but if
the the A/D and D/A sections of the final
TA-E9000ES were obviously more refined, the
2000ESD both sold in bigger quantities - the right balance
between quality, features, retail price and... timing.
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