Hi, Funny, I'd never have noticed just how down right disustingly awful my old dvd cd audio playback was on my last 3 dvd players if it hadn't been for buying a suitably rubbsih new dvd player (although rubbish insofar as very buggy +R and -R media handling and crashing with this media all the time) - Toshiba 145E... The cd playback on it is amazing....relative to the old ones I'm sure its prolly a load of rubbish... Anyway, this dvd player is going backm and I'm gonna get a pioneer 575 dvd player and a seperate for cd audio playback (might as well, my amps pretty good, yamaha rx-v540, well uhh goodish i think for the price i paid last year)... Anyway, Could someone recommend me a CD seperate I can get for not more than £100, so I can finally really get into some good tunes again, man, no wonder I haven't been listening to any cd's for the last 18 months, even this toshiba brings out so much detail and i'm sure im only appreciateing it because the others were so bad... Dirry chinease dirty import skummy dvd players, yuck... Anyway (again) would really like to hear anyones views on a good cd seperate I can get for £100 and advice on weather to use coax or optical output on it to the amp... Thank you for listening to....uhhh reading my ramblings.