Well got my new receiver a denon3802. pretty pleased so far. I tried an interesting experiment and wanted to share because the results were quite curious. I have my Adcom gcd600 (about a 6 year old CD changer) hooked up to the receiver two different ways - analog and digital via coax. I wanted to compare the two thinking that maybe using digital for my CD player would sound better. To my surprise the two methods were WORLDS apart. I not sure that two DACs can be so incredibly different but here's the results: Digital - Warm, deep bass and mids vocals mellow highs are somewhat restrained but clear Analog - Bright and lacking in bass compared to digital, a good 6 db louder, BETTER IMAGING. It was the better imaging part that caught me by surprise, now can this be the ADCOM truly having a superior DAC even though it is rather old. Old enough that the LED display is pretty faded. Or is the brightness tricking me into "seeing" more precise imaging? Weird, eh? oh - speakers are polk RTA15t. What do YOU think? I'm still trying to decide which I like better...more listening to do.