If I've understood it correctly... ...a good CD-player is a player that has good D/A-converters. So if you're using a $1000 CD-player hooked up with a $300 A/V-receiver and using the digital output/input, then you'll be using the receiver's D/A-converters. The configuration is a waste of good D/As. Instead, if you're using a $70 CD-player hooked up with a $1000 A/V-receiver using the digital output/input, will that be a better solution? Will I have a better sound with this configuration? // Mathias A.