Has anybody seen the latest edition of Hi-Fi World? Well they review a CD player (I know this is the amp section, but bear with me ). The CD in question is the Shanlin CD-T80, costing about £650 from an English dealer and about £450 if you buy from US (including shipping and VAT). Now according to the reviewer, not only is this able to take on everything else in the price bracket (Cambridge Audio, Primare, Cyrus, Music Fidelity etc) but in his opinion it wouldn't blush against equipment upto 2K and beyond in both build quality and in the sound department. Now my question is this, has anybody had any experience with any Chineese equipment at all? You see, if you do a search, amplifiers that seem incredibly speced can be had for a few hundred quid. For example how does a class A amp, with twin power transformers for each channel, rated at 100W into 8ohms, stainless steel remote and weighing in at 56lbs for about £350 sound? To good to be true you may say, but going on the reviews I've seen on the net, this is the real deal. Compare this against say a Sugden A21SE also rated as class A, but at a mere 35W, but costing £2k and you see where I'm coming from. Are these deals from Chineese manufacturers the best kept secret in the world of AV? If anybody has any thoughts I would love to hear them, because I may just well re-think everything I was going to buy!!