Hey all, After reading various threads on here and magazines it is clear that seperates are the best place to go but how far do you take it? For example I have a budget of about £400 for a stereo seperates system and I thought a CDP, amp and speakers would suffice. Now I read about pre and power amps and DACs! How far is it necessary to go before the difference isn't noticeable to the human ear? Can you split the components down even further than I have suggested above? I would be interested to hear peoples opinions.