i received my RXV-1400 yesterday and was trying it out its a nice sound but it doesn't have the clarity of my nad. my nad had way more definition than the yam. same speakers same cables. its running from a denon dvd 1600 and b&w 601 s2. i tried my van den hur phono cables and it sounded a pretty much the same as the the fibber optic. I tried different modes on the amp and its not quite there. Maybe it needs to be left to run for a wile first. i don't have the rest of my speakers for front rear sub etc but i think i hang on to the nad for cd listing work..