I currently have an Arcam CD73 cd player I am looking at upgrading my CD player performance. I have looked at changing my CD player as a whole but when I demoed the Arcam CD192, I have to say I was not impressed and was left struggling to hear any real improvement above my current player. I also recently had a CHORD DAC64 on home loan and that was a good improvement. Everything sounded crisper, more pronounced and, well.....more real. I could be really tempted with this DAC if only it wasn't for the price of £2000! In looking around, I have read about the Benchmark DAC 1 and this looks more interesting to me. Has any one out there heard this DAC or can anyone recommend a DAC to rival the DAC64 but for a few less pennies??? The trouble with something as obscure as this DAC, is that the chances of getting one to trial are as good as winning the lottery....and if that happened, I'd just buy the DAC64 anyway! Any advice/experiences welcomed. Jason.