Now the new TAD 150 sounds great. A used Sony CDP-C8ESD 5 disc cdp found its way to the mancave. Got it from craigslist and what an improvement over the low end Denon. A friend (not yet bitten by the bug) was over and we A-B'ed the two and there is no doubt it is letting the music come out less distorted. I have read that the ES sony were good and for $125 thought it was worth a go and wow! Now a better power amp and this system is up to another level. Happy new year!