Just a thought but I was wondering how good a DVD player is needed to equal the following two players for CD playback: 1. Marantz CD6000KI 2. Marantz CD17 MKII KI I'm kind of thinking that you'd be talking about an Arcam FMJ to equal the CD6000KI - from what I've read, the DV88 wouldn't be up there with it i.e. the DV88 equals Arcams CD72 which, although good, ain't as good as the CD6000KI. As for the CD17 MKII KI, I would guess you'd have to look at at £2K Meridian DVD player or even the TAG DVD player to equal such a high level of performance with CD. Where am I going with this? Well, it's the old two box debate i.e. you can pick up a CD6000KI for around £350 and a Toshiba SD210E (or whatever the latest model is) for £200. So, for £550 you'd have a cracking CD player (way better than all but a few DVD players) and a bl*ody good DVD player to boot. And, I presume, you wouldn't need to worry about the copy-protected CD issue that effects some DVD players. Matt.