Having tried a 656, 747 and Denon 2900, I settled on the 2900 and had one for a while but had to move it on due to the purchase of a power amp. I resolved to get another as I felt is was the best of the bunch. I actually ended up with a 757 which I thought would be a stop gap as I had not been hugely impressed with the 747 and thought the 757 was the same player with iLink. How wrong I was. Can someone reassure me that it is in fact not the same player. As a DVD-A and SACD player it is clearly better than the 2900 to my ears. As a CD player, it's equal at least and markedly better than the harsh 747. I have read many threads where people are advised to go for the 2900 over the 757. I paid £300 for mine and consider a stonking bargain. This player will now last me a long time, until I decide to upgrade to at truly high end player. It's brilliant.