After setting my sights on getting a Sony db795 after xmas, the recent spate of reliability problems people have experienced has finally began to put me off. At a visit to the local Sony Centre, my eyes fell upon the new db900. Very slim, very well constructed, very expensive! However I've seen it on the web at around £370, which I could stretch too if necessary. Now I've read 2 reviews on this amp. One excellent but shallow review and one not so excellent and detailed one (by Alvin Gold). In a nutshell, AG said the amp was very clean sounding, probably the best digital amp he had heard, but that ultimately it lacked guts when pushed. He also said something about it failing a firewall test, whatever that is(any ideas about this?). Does anybody out there have any experience of Sony's s-master amps. Do they lack guts? I'm not looking for something that will blow the house down as I'm going to be using Elac Cinema 1's. Thanks as always, and a Merry Christmas to you all!