Hello, I think you may have missed my point. I am not interested in doing a demo with multiple units to hear the differences -- and then have to go to the trouble of selling off the ones I don't want. I know that I would hear a difference between the 2 units in question. My question was regarding the nature of the difference. I was interested in hearing from others who have auditioned both units to find out whether the EMM would provide a significant enough sonic improvement that would warrant the extra cost. I am upgrading my system and do not want the CDP to be the weak link. The previous posting answered my question by providing the kinds of specific details that I need to know before I make an informed choice without having the opportunity to audition the EMM. This is not an ideal way of making a purchase, granted, but in this case where there is a world of difference between the 2 units this makes it easier to make the right choice for my system. If the differences between the 2 units were more subtle then I would have to take a different approach. Apparently, the differences are not subtle, which one would expect given the large price differential.