Teslamade, I really enjoyed my time spent with the Koras, there short fall in my system was the ability to control the bottom end I really didn't have the right speaker for the amps, no fault of the Koras there fine amps but not with my speakers and that's what lead me to the Mcitosh gear. Yes I'm really enjoying the 301 it's a great player. Before changing cd player you may want to try another amp with your speakers as this was the case with my system, it made the biggest impact on the over all sound and swapping sources made less of a difference. Don't get me wrong every change makes a difference but the amp/speakers did more for my system. Happy Listening!