I'm looking to keep my costs down building a stereo and HC system and wondering which bits can double up. I don't have a massive budget and I'm not an audiophyle (would like to be!) and have many mouths to feed, houses to renovate, etc! To give you an idea of the sort of level I'm looking at I was thinking Wharfedale Diamond 8s and a Denon AVR 2105 receiver. I've heard the speakers and are pleased with them but yet to audition the Denon and a seperate amp might be the preferred option. So in the same vein as the AV vs. stereo amp, would a separate CD player make much discernable difference to the sound produced by a mid-range Pioneer DVD player through the same budget system?