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Old 01-13-2021, 11:22 PM
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Old 01-14-2021, 06:49 PM
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I seem to have bad luck with SACD players. Before I had the Esoteric X-05, I had a Musical Fidelity Tri-Vista SACD player. They had designed it around a Phillips transport that turned out to have a fatal design flaw that caused the drives to fail after a few months. I had to send it back twice to have the defective drives replaced. When it failed for the 3rd time, Phillips had pulled the mechanism, so there were no replacements left. Unlike EMM Labs, which had also used that drive in their player, Musical Fidelity was unable (unwilling?) to find a substitute drive that would work, so the player couldn't be fixed & I was screwed.

So I replaced it with an Ayre C-5xeMP, which arrived defective, so I replaced it with the Esoteric. That's 3 out of 4 defective $7K SACD players in a row from 4 different well-respected brands! $7,000 may be chump change compared to the top-of-the-line from Esoteric, CH Precision, DCS, MSB, et al, but in my book it should, at the very least, ensure the kind of quality control that would catch a defective unit BEFORE it is shipped...

As I have seen nothing but positive reviews about the SA-10, I'm crossing my fingers that the replacement will live up to its reputation!

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Old 04-16-2021, 12:43 AM
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Sorry to hear about your experience. Any update on your SA-10 unit?
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Old 04-23-2021, 01:23 AM
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My dealer has received the replacement unit, but I'm still working on a safe way to receive it due to the rampant package theft problem in my city & building, & the unwillingness of the delivery services to honor the "signature required" option since Covid-19 began. So they leave ALL of my packages in the public lobby, & they are often stolen before I can get downstairs to get them.

I'll post an update once I've received it.
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Can you do a "hold for pick-up" and use Uber to retreive? I do that with most of my gear deliveries to be on the safe side (even though we live in a very safe area).
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Can you do a "hold for pick-up" and use Uber to retreive? I do that with most of my gear deliveries to be on the safe side (even though we live in a very safe area).
Good luck with all.
Thanks for the suggestion! I didn't know Uber would do that. My only concern would be, if the unit "disappears" after it reaches Uber's hands, would they be financially liable? (Without a prolonged court case...)

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