I happened to run across a website recently (http://dogbreath.de/PS1/index.html) that claims that the original Playstation makes an excellent CD player and that with a few modifications can be "a truly audiophile piece of equipment, which, concerning the sound quality, clearly beats commercial "high-end" CD players up to price ranges of several thousand Euros." I have to say that initially I'm rather pessimistic on these claims. I don't have a Playstation around to test, but I'm concerned that the build quality alone would be too poor to hold up. The Playstation 2, in particular, is noted for breaking down on people quite frequently. Does anyone have any experience with critical listening using the Playstation model listed as a source? Considering the price these can be had for used if it gives good sound quality (I seriously doubt it comes close to being called an audiophile product, but I can accept that perhaps it does sound rather good) there could be a lot of potential uses for those situations where you want a cheap, but good source around.