The first thing I'd like to say about the sony SCD-1 is how fantastic it looks. The chrome finish and black digital display works wonders in my sons modern styled bedroom, but also in my less modern sitting room.
I was in fact so pleased with the quality of the player I had bought for my son's birthday I just had to by one for myself. The clarity is fantastic and it can even be heard over the hoover if I wish!
The comment of the 'its built to last is true also'! Unfortunately I knocked it off the shelf to my horror thinking I had broken it; thankfully it is still working fantastically and there is not a scratch on it!
Another positive to the Sony SCD-1 is that it is very light weight, perfect if you are worried about putting it on a table or shelf where you are worried about the weight. I'd also like to comment on the clear, easy read digital display and the ease of using. Even for the most technically challenged like me it is a joy to use.
This is a very good product, I just picked it up about a week ago, and I am already very impressed, I showed it to my family and they loved it, its a very nice and simple design, with excellent sound abilities, the digital display is adequate, The only draw back i reall found is that the manual control is a little flimsy. I also noticed the machine is very light weight, which is convenient as I transport it alot from room to room, superb analog playback as well.
If the music you want is on SACD, and you're not going multi-channel, the SCD-1 is a great sounding player that's built to last.