Ok, I've decided to get a dedicated cd player for my system, and have a few questions. Let's make sure I have my facts straight first... If a cd player is hooked up to a receiver using either an optical cable or digital coaxial cable, then the DACs in the receiver are the ones that get used. This would seem to indicate that I only need to make sure that the cd player I end up getting can get the 1's and 0's off of a disc error free. One question I guess concerns the DACs on the Outlaw 1050 (my receiver). Are they considered average? Below average? Better than average? Basically I'm trying to decide whether I would want to use a digital connection or the analog connection. My speakers are Kef Q35s w/SVS subwoofer. Basically what I'd call a mid-fi system, so I also question whether I'd even notice a difference. I'm currently using a Panasonic A320 dvd player as my cd player (hooked up through digital coax) As far as cd players go, I could use a few recommendations, since I haven't been keeping up with what is popular right now. I'm considering getting either a 5-6 disc carousel or one of those mega-changers. I am concerned about quality, but assuming my statement above is correct, then I should pretty much be getting equal performance. Featurewise, CD-R/CD-RW compatibility is mandatory. I'd also like something that had some kind of memory function that would allow me to skip tracks on a cd automatically (assuming this is a relatively common feature). MP3 capability would be a bonus, but not mandatory. Some input method other than the remote control would be good, I don't think I'd want to enter artists and titles w/o a keyboard at least. Quick disc switching is also a bonus. I don't have that many cds, around 100, so megachanger capacity isn't really an issue. As far as carousel recommendations go, the search function has come up with denon dcm-370 nad 523 marantz cc4000 sony cdp=ca70es any specific comments on any of these are appreciated, as well as any recommendations on any mega changers. I'm figuring to spend around $300, but wouldn't mind spending a bit more if it would make a big difference.