Im confused about the best setup with this kit I think my listening tests show a difference but I cannot actually work out what sounds best. Any thoughts on this would be appreciated. I have a Pioneer VSX-D812 AV receiver, a Pioneer DV-656A DVD player, and Arcam Alpha 6 Amp and Alpha 6 CD player, going into Eltax Chroma floorstanders (and surrounds and sub of course). I thought the best for CD quality would be to run both the Arcam components to the speakers. The other options are: * Arcam CD to Pio receiver via analogue or digital * Pio DVD to Arcam amp via analogue * Or forget the whole Arcam adventure and play CD's on the Pio's Is the Arcam just too long in the tooth now, and the Pio setup should beat it???? (I am using Mark Grant interconnects, and QED Silver Anniversary speaker cable) I think I can detect some slight tizziness from the Arcam amp - not sure... Which would you go for? I suppose I would expect the Arcam transport to be better, but would the Pio receiver DAC be better (it's more advanced, I guess), and how would the Pio receiver DAC compare with the Pio DVD DAC or would they be equally good? Also, I thought I could run the Arcam from the pre-outs for the fronts on the Pio receiver, but it seems to suggest I need to disconnect all the speakers from the Pio for this to work. I am getting no output anyway. Any ideas on how to get around this IF its worth doing?