Maybe I haven't noticed before, but in JA's measurements section, nice comment that this player is just like some of the previous ones from other makers, since the subtle mention hint hint that this one gives good CD performance just like other's recently reviewed. Nagra, Linn, Simaudio...instead of it being another monthly breakthrough which things ain't. Each reviewer writes up the product thaty have as themost unique, outsatnding, breakthrough they ever seen. Enough already with piling on the crapola. If you took 5 high qaulity CD players, you would not find a gnat's ass size difference in the sound qualitys. Everytime a product get's reviewed, or gets a new phono cartridge, it's like the world has now begun to spin on a new axis. Can see an ocasional SURPISE that a mortally priced thing smokes the grossly over priced stuff,(445K 3 piece Cd players, w/obsolete componetage) that would be worth writing in heaps o' praise. But all these products, likely all sound similar, sometimes the verbage heaped on them, about not hearing this or that before, or some pace, tempo BS makes it seem like the earth is on a new rotational axis.