SONY TA_F444ESX “ES” Integrated Amplifier

An 18kg reference masterpiece from Sony. *SOLD*


This amp was built in the mid to late 80’s and is highly respected for its great sound quality

Sony’s first amp series to have its “Gibraltar Chassis” made from polyester, calcium and carbon to reduce chassis vibrations. (insane).

Designed by the first official ES team assembled  in 1986.

Sony’s first units to sport the Gibraltar chassis made of polyester, calcium and carbon.

The F444ESX has a double output push-pull of Sanken A1186/C2897, high Gm FETs in the phono section, Great Supply ELNAs and, as always, an assortment of exotic Nichicon MUSE.

The remarkable TA-F444ESX “ES” Elevated Standard

Power : 2x 155W (4 Ohm, 1Khz, DIN)
2x 125W (8 Ohm, 1Khz, DIN)
Power bandwidth : 2Hz…100Khz (+0 / -3dB)
THD : 0,007% (10W / 8 Ohm)
S/N ratio : 105dB (CD)
87dB (MM)
68dB (MC)
Damping factor : 100 (8 Ohm / 1Khz)
Slew rate : 125v /µs
250V /µs (inside)
Inputs : MM (2,5mV / 50kOhm)
MC (0,17mV / 100Ohm)
Tuner, CD, Aux, 3x Tape (150mV / 50kOhm)
Adaptor (150mV / 50kOhm)
Outputs : 3x Rec out (150mV / 1kOhm)
Adaptor out (150mV / 470 Ohm)
Headphones (25mW / 8 Ohm)
Speakers (2 pairs, 4…16 Ohm)
Bass control : +4…-3,5dB at 200Hz
+6…-5dB at 400Hz
Treble control : +7…-8dB at 3Khz
+4…-5dB at 5Khz
Subsonic filter : 6dB /octave below 15Hz
PC : 310W max.
Dimensions : 43 x 16 x 43,6cm (without sideburns)
Weight : 18,3kg.