I am looking into upgrading my Denon DCD-1290 cd player and will be upgrading my Pioneer DV-525 dvd player. My plan is to not only upgrade to a better cd player audio wise. But to upgrade to a player that can handle SACD. Here is my delema in this area, I am not completely sold on the idea that the all in one players are up to the job? Pioneer is one of the manufactur's that have a CD/SACD/DVD player. I am not sure that the performance would be there for all three formats? I want a CD/SACD player that has close to referance/audiophile quality as possible. And I would like a seperate DVD player that has the best picture I can afford. DVD-A on the DVD player would only by a plus. My thinking on this is when a machine adds more and more format flexability that quality is sacrifised somewhere. The overall goal is to elevate the quality of my entire system eventually. To my knowadge the performance from multi format players is average at best. And would not compete with a player that only deals with a specific format. Would love to hear from others in this forum on this issue.