So I'll try to number them for you guys First I'd like to thank whoever it was that pointed me to the sale on those IXOS 6 cable bundle of analog cables at accessories4less. They were a lifesaver. Now onto the problems at hand. I just got my SACD player delivered today. I bought the Sony SCD-CE775 player. At $200 with free shipping I thought I couldn't go wrong. Here are some questions/problems I have so far: 1. I have the player hooked up via the 6 analog outputs for super audio cd and I have it hooked up via digital optical cable for regular cd playback. This is all to my Onkyo 595. The first problem I have is that when I put in the new player I pulled out my old cd player and for somereason it won't let me change the optical outputs from multichannel. Actually it changes both of them to the same thing, so if I say that optical 1 is not multichannel it changes optical 2 to the same thing. Not sure if it did this with my other cd player but I don't think so. Is there anything to worry about here? I just left them as both multichannel because I need multichannel for my dvd player, and regular cds played fine. Could there be any problems though? 2. I notice on the 595 that there is no designated button on the player for the multichannel inputs. So I just put it on cd and it plays sacd fine. I'm assuming if it was DVD-A I was using then I would choose whatever video button my dvd was on also. I just want reassurance that this is correct for peace of mind. I am paranoid every time I change anything or hook up new equipment 3. Reading the 595 manual it states that to listen to multichannel music (I'm assuming only when using the multichannel inputs) I use the audio selector on the front and change it to multichannel. Not a big deal but rather annoying when you have sacd and regular cds in the player because you would have to change it every time. Now it does have an auto sense feature, but when I choose this it says something like autosense opt1. Opt1 is the optical connection to the new player I believe, but it doesn't switch to the SACD when it is playing. So basically it is useless. Is there anything I'm missing, or will it not autoswitch to multichannel music? 4. I picked up 3 SACD's and one of them was the 5.1 Roger Waters Live. When playing this I notice number one that the surrounds are not really audible. I put my ear up to them to make sure I had hooked everything up correctly and there was sound but it was VERY low. I know that the player has adjustable levels for each speaker, but I'm wondering if this is just when you listen to SACD or if it is changed for all hometheater use. Meaning if I change the settings via the cd player will it affect the avia settings I have for movies and regular cd listening? As I write this I think it probably doesn't, but better to ask and be safe. 5. Should I keep 2,3,4, and 5 channel mixes in their direct modes? I tried changing the 5 channel mode to 5 small plus subwoofer but it sounded way too bass heavy and was basically worse than dolby prologic II. In direct mode the sub is barely used except on the low end which sounds kind of weird to me. Is this how the recording is intended to be listened to? Is this the best way to listen to SACD's? 6. ICBM - I heard someone say that you should have one of these for SACD players without bass management. I don't have the money right now, but I was wondering what exactly an ICBM does. Does it allow you to control the bass that is going to each of the 5 or 7 speakers? Please enlighten me or link me if you can. Ok I think that is all the questions I have, WHEW! I hope you guys can help me because I see the potential of this player. I also picked up Jacintha - Autumn Leaves and Stevie Ray Vaughn - Texas Flood. Those 2 channel mixes are what really blew me away. The Jacintha recording was just so clear and crisp. I was very pleased. This was on my budget system too. The speakers are Eosone RSF400 towers up front, Polk CS400i center, and Energy eXL15's in the back by the way. I have to say that the Roger Waters recording was not up to the potential I know it has. My DTS demo cd had a clearer surround stage. By the way, I noticed that my dts cd wouldn't play through multichannel, is this because only DVD-A and SACD user the multichannel analog outputs? Ok I"m rambling and frankly pretty excited to see what this thing can do once I have it tweaked. This is incentive to get new speakers so that I can listen to the 2 channel mixes in all their glory. I'll give a comprehensive review of the unit and whether I think it is worth it after everything is "perfection."