It's time for another 'which one should I buy???????!!!!!' thread. Basically I need a new CD player to go with my HIFI (In sig) and am torn between the Marantz CD7300 and the NAD C542. I have heard very good things about the Marantz and feel that it might have the better sound reproduction of the two. However the NAD supports the HDCD(D'oh!) format and is also suppose to be a very good player, both have one awards with various magazines and are very similar prices, £269.95 for the Marantz and £279.95 for the NAD. So basically my question is has anyone else here had any experience with these two amps? I do intend on going to a HIFI shop to listen to them, but I would like some other user opinions first as I am really unsure as to which one to get. I will be upgrading my amp from my PM4400 to a 7400 in the next couple of months but will be keeping my amazing B&W speakers. I listen to mainly rock music, ranging from heavy (Black Label Society, Metallica) to various things like Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Maroon 5 and the like. So please, any advice or opinions would be greatly appreciated, also if you have any suggestions as to what else I could get then please let me know. I guess that if i HAD TO I could go up to about £350-£400. Also I know relatively little about the HDCD format, I know it is in competition with SACD but is either one emerging as a clear winner and is one soon to be wiped from the market or do they both seem to be here to stay? Thanks in advance.