Having taken ownership of the Meridian 565 for over a week, I must say that it was an excellent processor - just very slightly better than the Denon KAVC-A1SE. I now have a Lexicon MC-1 which I have been using for just over a month and although it is definitely a slight step-up from the 565 for movies, for music it isn't quite as good as the 565 or the Denon KAVC-A1SE I had before it. Right now for listening to stereo music, I use my Toshiba SD900E's DAC's by bypassing the MC-1 DAC's and it sound alot more detailed and crisper - definitely on par with the A1SE. My question is this. Has anyone carried out a direct comparison between the MC-1 vs the Meridian 568.2 and does the 568.2 come out the winner in every department? For movies, I cannot fault the MC-1 at all for it is absolutely stunning and has this ability of enveloping the listener by creating this enormously detailed soundstage, especially so with DTS soundtracks. Does the 568.2 better the MC-1 in this regard? Whats the cheapest price for a 568.2 these days and is there any chance of a home demo by any chance lol?