After waiting for almost 2 weeks for the NAD C542 cdp to come in it's finally hooked up.
Initial impressions - (The first one actually came from my wife) Definitely quieter and clearer. After a couple of hours the bass really started to shine. MUCH deeper soundstage, wider as well.
I'm really starting to like this unit very much.
I hooked this up with a new pair of SignalCable Analog V2 IC's so I want to wait a couple of weeks before I give a detailed account.
As for the DVD player?, well, one phrase is starting to come to mind, Jack of all trades but master of none....But..., more on that later.
BTW - I did try and purchase the new(?) CEC 3300 but they stopped making and/or importing them. Although rumor is on the web that a new unit will be coming in late fall.