I picked up my Marantz CC4000 after waiting for it a few weeks, and I am quite happy with it. I read a review of the 4000, and became uncertain if it would be the right CDP for me or not. The review said this player was a bit soft and maybe a bit too relaxed, though I am pairing it with a Marantz receiver. I figured the two would work well together. I looked like a good CDP for the price, and I got it for 20% off locally. The unit has stereo analog and coax digital output, and the reviwer stated that he was not impressed with the DACs in the 4000, so I would have to try both the analog and dig to see if I could tell a difference. I can almost not tell a difference if at all. The DACs in question , recevier vs CD are probably similar if not the same, so I didn't really expect to hear a difference. The important thing was that using the coax digital connection I get no audio drop out when going track to track or disc to disc, as some have complained. The interesting thing is I DO get dropouts via coax dig from my DVD player. This only strengthens my feeling that the dropouts are more due to specific combinations of equipment, and not just the fault of the receiver. There was a discussion on this a few days ago, but I can't find the thread. So far, it sounds absolutely great with a wide variety of music (rock, techno, vocals, my favorite female singers, jazz). I've had it going most of last night, and today.