I suppose the DACs on my SR6200 receiver are good enough where I don't need a CD player with a good DAC. I dropped by a local hifi dealer last night and after checking out the NAD 541i and CC4300 (I know, not apples:apples), I figured that I could just use the CC4300 as a transport and let the receiver decode. Initial impressions of the CC4300 is that it's very user friendly. It does have both optical and coaxial digital outs. However, one thing that surprised me is that the sound seems to be better when using the CC4300 than the (POS) H/K FL8380 even though they're both being used as transports. Well I WAS happy with the H/K until it broke after 3 months. It's in for service now (warranty). I just hope the CC4300 doesn't go anytime soon! BTW, I paid $240 for it, new.