Audio component that can be connected to a home VCR for digital recording of audio tracks. Positioned as a high-end model among second-generation ES series equipment. The designers sought an elegant appearance in line with the ES series while giving the unit a substantial, solid feeling. The controls, designed for convenience and simplicity, are arranged in an easy-to-use layout. This unit started a new chapter in audio history by encouraging consumers to adopt the digital PCM format, previously only available to professionals.