Hi, My old Marantz CD-52 player is in the last stages of life and now it is time to move on. I'm looking to spend up to £330 on a cd player but I'm finding it very confusing after reading various reviews. I've been out of the loop for a while so this is a crash-course in hi-fi for me. The Marantz CD7300 looks like a contender. From what I've read it offers much detail in the sound, but I've seen the phrases 'smooth' and 'slow rhythmically' associated with it. I *think* I understand when people talk about Marantz smoothness but I am having trouble with the idea of cd player sounding slow. My current set up is a Marantz PM6010 0SE amp with a pair of B&W 601s. I am happy with this and can't afford to upgrade these at the moment anyway. My listening includes lots of lo-fi indie-rock/pop and scratchy post-punk, plus a fair mount of 60s rock/pop, country rock and electronica - so mainly loud raw guitars but a need for subtlety when required. I don't have a chance to visit a hi-fi shop for a while so in the meantime I'm interested in other people's opinions. Would the combination of the CD7300 and the PM6010 produce a too smooth sound unsuitable for rock'n'roll? What alternatives could people recommend? What's this 'slowness'? What should I be looking for? Thanks! Any advice would be very much appreciated.