I just bought a DV88 off the forums for my office, primarily as it is supposed to be superior at CD replay. I found this not to be the case, it's no better than my Pio 757. Certainly not a patch on the various CD players I have had or even the Tosh SD9000 which would destroy it. I've read many people on this forum blindly telling people to get the Arcam if they like music or the Pioneer/Denon etc. if they like movies. Does this really apply to the newer models or is it a myth that's repeated by those who seek to sound knowledgable(as so many are on here)? In the meantime I've sold the 88 and bought an Arcam A7se CD player instead which hopefully will do some justice to my CD collection. This is not an Arcam bashing post by any means. As you can see I have bought another Arcam product. Just questioning the accepted facts that seem to abound. Maybe I had a dodgy DV88.