I am intrigued by the Sony HAR-D1000 digital audio server. Here is what I know so far: * Retail price is $600, but J&R Music World sells it for $430, which seems very reasonable for one of these servers. * 40-GB hard drive (the Onkyo MSB-1 only has a 20-GB hard drive) * Uses ATRAC compression (not MP3) * Has an internal CD tray for recording from CDs to the hard drive at up to 2x speed * Has analog and optical digital inputs for recording from external sources and analog and optical digital outputs for playback through a home audio system Those are some of the main features I have come across. Here are a few key questions I have: 1) Does the HAR-D1000 allow you dub CDs to the hard drive without compression (i.e., store CD-quality audio on the server)? 2) Can you record from the hard drive to CD-Rs and CD-RWs? In other words, does the CD tray function as a CD burner? I have a feeling you can only record one way (CD to hard drive). To me, a server is only useful if it allows you to easily make mixes onto CD-Rs from the songs stored on the hard drive. 3) Can you record individual songs from a CD to the hard drive, or do you have to record entire CDs? I would think you could record individual songs, but since these servers are relatively new, I don't know how flexible they are. 4) Can you delete individual songs from the hard drive, or do you have to delete the entire album? 5) How is the sound quality? Thanks in advance.