Sony SCD-XA 5400ES

The Sony SCD-XA_5400_ES emits its DSD signals via HDMI.

  1. Sony SCD-XA 5400ES
  2. Data sheet

Although the Japanese multimedia company of SACD had publicly turned his back not too long ago, a genuine player – a Blu-ray disc is the 5400er will insert it here. Two-channel of the Sony player can spend either analog its high-resolution SACD data via RCA or XLR – then he sounds tired in bass and tone, paints the Middle wonderfully gentle and full of expression. Only in the heights, he is not more so precisely and diligently; Top players such as the Marantz SA_8003 get something more Hall, more space and more sound stage. The Marantz by SACD shows his class even more impressive. Sony counters although with amazingly beautiful bass deposits and orgiastic centers, but then comes at higher altitudes out of breath.

For the Sony offers even multichannel output – only via HDMI. Because the audio data but we are only second class passengers, the SCD-XA_5400_ES offers a special transport insurance: H. _A. _T. _S. (high quality digital audio transmission sys-tem). Originally designed for the iLink interface, Sony has expanded now use on HDMI – but only in conjunction with the matching AV receiver, the STR DA_5400_ES.

With H.A.T.S.

Both the player and the receiver audio data first be cached. A control unit in the receiver monitors the data coming from the player, check especially the clock and gives the signal to the player to be faster or even slower if necessary. A 32-bit processor is developed specially for the processing of DSD, along with D/A converter then takes over the sceptre. And out comes an almost astonishingly accurate audio experience – a lot better than when player and amp be attached analog. The pioneer SC-LX _71 able with DSD data via HDMI not quite the fineness and firmness to reproduce, as it managed the Sony duo.

Sony SCD-XA 5400ES

Manufacturer Sony
Price €2000.00
Rating 100.0 points
Test procedure 1.0

Technical data and test results

Dimensions (W x H x D) HöheTiefe 43,0 x 12.4 x 39.0 cm
Weight 10.0 kg
Playback MP3
HDCD playback
Lernfähigmit display / remote control / /
Volume control
CD text display
Tube output stages
Title overview
ID3 tag display
Repetition Title, CD
Car space
Speaker size adjustable SACD
Level Setup SACD
Time correction SACD
Built-in multichannel decoder, SACD
Digital outputs i-link 0
RCA audio (stereo) 1
5.1 output (RCA) No
5.1 output (XLR) available No
Digital output ST
Digital inputs No
Headphone output / adjustable /
Measured values
CD output voltage (0 dB FS)
Output resistance
Noise ratio (A-weighted) CD
Noise ratio (A-weighted) SACD
Error correction information layer CD
Error correction surface CD
Jitter CD
Power consumption standby / operating
official SACD player with DSD transmission via HDMI
no analog multichannel output
Sound CD 100
Sound SACD outstanding 105
Facilities Very good
Operation outstanding
Processing Very good
Sound judgment well over 100
tested in 1 / 09