I own Classe amp, preamp, and cd players after auditioning several other brands. (Models: CA-300, CP 47.5, CDP 1.5) The longer I play these units the more I like them. On AudioReview.com there are several negative reviews on Classe CD players; in my experience you can safely ignore them. The most common problem was a tracking error in the laser pickup. I have played literally hundreds of CDs in my CDP 1.5 and have yet to encounter a single tracking error. Classe informed me the problem was fixed over a year ago (my CD player was purchased in 8/2000). The CA 300 amp is the jewel of the bunch. Classe has a very smooth sound with thundering bass. I've tested my amp in a couple of different systems, and each time the Classe outperforms other brands, IMHO. Customer service has thus far been very good.