Hi All, Daft question time again ..... :0) OK, so you connect your CD player up to the Amp via analogue phono leads and you get stereo. This uses the DACs in the CD Player. If you connect your CD Player to your Amp digitally (via coax/optical) then you don't use the DACs in the player, but the ones in the Amp ... right ? So if you buy a CD player and connect via digital coax, whats the point in having ANY DACs in the player ? I assume this is a quality issue, as the DACs in the CD Player are (usually) better than those in the Amp ? I also found out the other day that SACD and DVD-Audio have to be connected via analogue interconnects when digital would be much more sensible, but thats apparently all due to copyright issues ? Suprises me that someone hasn't hacked a player to stream DVD-A/SACD into an amp ... seems very sensible to me ? Really I'm asking why pay a lot for a CD player, when it all it does (digitally) is sent 'digit' to the Amp ?