Hi folks, some of you may know that I have been contemplating whether to go for a DAC. Having decided to go the DAC route (rather than a dedicated CDP), I had a good look around on-line and came across a 2nd hand X-DAC. The DAC is to run along side my Sony 955 DVD player and Musical Fidelity X80 amp. I hooked it up tonight and thought i'd post my thoughts. I spent some time first listening without the DAC, repeating particular tracks from a couple of CDs I know well, then while fresh in my mind, plugged in the DAC and replayed the same track. So far I have only listened at low volume (people asleep), and to be honest I am a 'little' disappointed up to now. When listening at low volume it is really difficult to hear differences in sound quality between one product and another (or is this just me ). I kept switching for a while (with and without DAC), and the more I listened the more I did notice a difference. I occasionally turned up the volume to a more reasonable level, and on a more positive note, the improvement was MUCH more noticeable. I never actually turned the volume past the 9 o'clock position. I am looking forward to getting a chance to have a proper listen. Once I have I will update you all on the outcome. I think I have under-estimated the sound quality of my Sony 955 DVD player by itself. I remember when I first got the unit I was very impressed, and was happy to leave it at that, but as time went on I decided to try and improve things with the DAC. When I bought the X80 amp I felt I was letting down the stereo side by using the DVD player for CDs. Which is why I wanted to match the quality of the amp. I also have a couple of qs:- 1) Will it make any difference if I adjust any output settings in the DVD player? (I cant try it at the moment as my TV is not hooked up). 2) I have connected the DVD player to the DAC via digital lead, which is how I previously had my AV amp connected... which is the best way to connect both units (the AV amp and the DAC) to my DVD player??? There is only one digital output on my DVD player Thanks for any advice.