All of these units are great little CDP's - lotsa bang per buck. My local dealer sells all three. Over the past year I've noticed that he has the Creek and Arcam on carbon fiber isolation shelves. He also mentioned that the Arcam FMJ needed extra isolation from resonance’s due to its metal casing. ...Don't know if this "runs in the family" or not. Other CDP's in the store (Naim, Roksan, Myriad, Sim, Rega, Talk) sit on the plain old target equipment stands. Also, Often when I visit the shop the owner is listening to one of two systems - the Naim or the Creek (Creek pre, power & CDP with Royd speakers, QED wires/IC's & Shunyata Sidewinders). ...Maybe that says something about which he prefers?