Hi, this is my new Cd-player which has replaced my old Marantz and Musical Fidelity Combo. I have replaced the stock powercord with a Kimber Kable Powercord which had a huge impact on the sound, I was very sceptic at first about powercords, but the sound has improved quite a lot. High frequency hash has been reduced, treble sounds much sweeter, bass is deeper and firmer, individual instruments are better seperated and the soundstage is deeper.