Arcam alpha CD player (as a transport) Wadia 12 DAC Cyrus straightline and XPA (bi-amping) Denon 3300 AV receiver (used as a processor with the cyruses) Sony 525 DVD player (region 2) Yamaha S700 DVD player (region 1) Philips and panasonic VCRs Kef Q55.2, 95C.2 Arcam delta 2s as rear speakers Kenwood amp for multiroom duties Kef Cresta 2, Bose 201, Bose AM3 in other rooms comments/questions: 1. The Wadia DAC has been my most high end component for some time. However it is a few years old and can anyone tell me how it compares with more recent DACs and in what price range? In particular how would the TAG mentioned earlier fare? The hifi mags rave about new CD players in the 500 pound price range - are these likely to be a match for my wadia? 2. I use the Cyruses in a bi-amp setup. When my Arcam speakers used to be my main speakers I had to use the Straightline (integrated) to drive the bass and the XPA (power) to drive the tweeters because the other way round sounded far to brittle and harsh, especially when using the Wadia source. However with the Kefs as my main speakers, the music seems to pold along so I've switched the amps around. With the XPAs driving the bass this has certainly tightened up, but now the resolution of the upper and mid ranges has deteriorated. What do I do? Will using just the power amp and bridging my speaker terminals help or is this a backwards step and will I now lack power as well? 3. I've followed with interest the threads above concerning using DVD players as transports with DACs for music, and using a separate digital out to the AV receiver for movies. I do this with my Sony DVD player, but most times I just use the Arcam as a transport because it feels more sturdy. DVD players are generally very light and I have my reservations about their abilty as transports when coupled to good quality DACs. Does anyone know which DVD players up to 500 quid excel as CD transports?