To all those who are thinking of buying a CD player. I have just sold my Exposure 3010 CD player. This has served me well for while and all credit to it as a transport it wasn't bad. I've always run it connected to a Chord DAC 64 with superb results. Now what you need to bear in mind is a second hand DAC 64 will cost you just over £1000. Now here's the interesting part. As a bit of a laugh really I went out and bought a £100 Sony DVD player and connected it up to the DAC 64. Switching between 3010 (Digital) and Sony (optical) for AB testing. The thing is this: My (Nor my wifes) ears couldn't tell the difference betwwen the two! So I now have a real budget system that blows away anything up to £4000 and probably beyond all for £1200! Think twice before spending your money people this is for real!