I might consider the MSB model, which lists for $8000. It sounded out of my price range at first, but I think it's a receiver, DVD-A, SACD, CD player all built into one. So if I take what I'd want to spend on a universal player, and I add that to what I'd spend on 5-channel amplification that's meant for hi-rez audio, and if I could get the MSB unit at a discount of some sort ($6,999 or something), it might be something I'd look into. I mean, just think of the savings on cables alone...there's nothing to run your SACD/DVD-A/CD player into, because it's all built into that one unit. Taken together, seven grand might be a very reasonable deal.