Stereo Set-up Sony TAF-B 940R Amplifier Sony SACDX-940 SACD Player Sony MDS-JB940 MD Recorder AV Set-up Sony STR-DB 1070 AV Amplifier Sony DVP-NS 900 DVD Player Sony SLV-9X Video Speakers Mission 773e Fronts Mission 77c1 Centre Mission 77ds Rear Gale Sub Firstly, I know I'm likely to be thrown into the burning fires of Hi-Fi hell (fuelled by 1970's "Music Centres"), when I say that the 'look' of my equipment is important. Not to the detriment of sound quality, but it does have a bearing on things. My Sony kit is all silver and it looks bloody marvellous in my rack Ok, I currently have the Stereo amp driving the front speakers and the AV amp driving the centre and rear surrounds. I'm happy with the sound from the system in both stereo and AV, but I am thinking about changing the CD player. The SACD performance from the DVD player has impressed me in Multi-Channel (Dark Side Of The Moon is awesome). As the SACD player only does stereo SACD, I'm looking to replace the SACD player with a dedicated CD player, leaving all SACD duties to the DVD player. As the next step up the Sony range (CDXA333ESB) is out of my price range (and not silver), I started looking elsewhere. Having read a number of reviews, two players have been shortlisted. The NAD 541i (yes,i know it's black) and, on the recommendation of a local dealer, the Arcam CD72 (mmmm, silver). My concern is this. The Sony SACD player was originally £550 list price, which is considerably more than the NAD or Arcam players. Would either of these CD players be a step down from what I have already, or was the original cost of the Sony SACD inflated by the inclusion of the SACD capability. Will I notice a significant improvement by changing to the NAD or Arcam ? Should I stick with the Sony SACD and drool over it's silvery lovely-ness !! Your thoughts please.