Just curious really as to what you think sounds better. I get a bit confused about what Dac I'm using if I do one thing or another, but, I've tried listening to CD's using a Van Den Hul Ultimate coax lead and also using a Chord chorus interconnect connected to the CD on the AV8. I think the Chorus sounds slightly better, a bit more natural, not as bassy, but I also like listening to music in party mode, I know all you audiophiles out there are shouting NO, but I like it, it doesn't sound natural but it's good when I've got some friends round and we're having a few drinks. So I think the CD connection wins for stereo but only just, I don't think I'd pay out for an extra interconnect for it. So can someone enlighten me, when I use the Chord Chorus connected to the CD input am I using the Dac on the DV27 or the AV8, I know this has been explained loads of times but I just don't get it. Also will it really make any difference by using the CD input where I can use the direct switch or are the Dacs in the AV8 and DV27 just as good as each other. As I said I'm just curious as to what other people do and what you think sounds better or what should sound better.