This was been very highly rated a UK Magazine, as the leading under 200 pounds player for a couple of years. I bought one from my local store, although I see that Richer Sounds (www.richersounds.com) has them for a great price. Sound is very good. The functionality is just what is needed. It was very ueasy to connect up to my Marantz amp (soon to be replaced with a Sony). One suggestion is to use high quality inter-connects. I did notice the difference. I cannot find anything negative to say about it.