My trusty Meridian 206B is faltering after 12 years good service. It cost £995 back in 1992 but I aint got that sort of dosh any more. Does anyone think it's possible to upgrade it for £200-£300? Maybe a second-hand DAC bought off ebay in conjunction with a new budget player? In the long term I want SACD, but the technology is in its infancy and presumably expensive. The consensus I've heard is that the budget SACD players sound naff compared to a good CD player. And I read somewhere that there's no interconnection standard yet for 24bit/96kHz digital data links and therefore no facility for feeding an SACD player's digital output into a standalone DAC. Is that still true? I'm not interested in multi-channel sound - it goes against the whole theory of sound imaging, i.e. the interference of sound waves radiating from two specific points, and what I've heard of it confirms this. Any ideas? I couldn't face a sound inferior to my Meridian (and that's barely good enough, really). And if you're wondering what's wrong with it, there's a short pulse of mechanical noise on each rotation of the disc, sometimes quite loud in which case the whole box hangs up - have to turn it off and on at the mains. Opening and closing the drawer usually sorts it, if it will let you. The rest of my system is John Linsley Hood Class A Amp / Audio Note Type Ks on high-mass (disc-prolapsing!) stands.