Hi, I picked up a receiver, anthem mrx510, and a cambridge stream magic 6 to go with it to play usb drives/sticks. Turns out the sm6 is horrendously slow at loading the contents of my usb stick; over 6 minutes to load a 64 gig stick. Every time I boot it. Madness. My €50 mp3 player can handle that many tracks in a fraction of a second. What's up with the €1000 streamer being so stupidly slow? My yamaha network receiver and modest nuc PC can also manage the same stick full of tracks with ease. Anyway, it's way, wayyy too slow, is already up for sale, and I'm back to the drawing board. I'm now looking to get a cd player or a logitech squeezebox touch as usb drive player. I'll try to do some research and make sure they aren't crazy slow like the cambridge first this time. A few questions: = If I'm using digital out, isn't the signal exactly the same no matter what the device is, whatever dac it has onboard, or how much it cost? Digital is digital and always correct, right? = What's likely to have the better sounding dac: a decent cd player or the squeezebox touch or my receiver? I can tell you the anthem has a cirrus logic CS42528 IC for comparison.At what price point does the dac in a cd player outdo one in a €2000 receiver? I don't know the economics of that a bit. I'd like to keep whatever I buy to €300 or less, unless the dac in the device really improved sound quality over my receiver's dac. Honestly, this receiver sounds great even playing an mp3 player with a headphone jack to rca cable out (temp fix while waiting for the streamer), so I don't think I'll need a better dac, but I'm all ears. So can anyone recommend a particular cd player with usb drive play or the logitech as a good choice here? I don't own cds, so that bit is irrelevant: just for the usb port. Should I just get the cheapest and use digital out, or go for some fancy dac that can outdo the one in my receiver? Would it/could it sound THAT much better? Do you have any experience or second hand knowledge of how snappy your recommendation actually is at handling piles of tracks on a stick? Bonus question: does cable quality make any difference for a short digital coax cable? Any input is welcome, thanks!