Congrats on that amp purchase. I haven't given Marantz any thought for a long time until I read last yrs Absolute Sounds review of the SA-8004 SACD player. I saved & saved a long time for it. I've had it a week now and it's got a killer sound. Just like they said it would. Of course a quality interconnect is a must. It sounds a whole lot better than the Yamaha CD-S700 I replaced it with. Btw, it's for sale. I'll post it sooner or later. Your like me, I prefer dead quiet backgrounds. But I run C-J tubes and though it has a little hiss, it's marginal. Still sounds great and they make the new SACD player sound the way a big orchestra should sound like. Good day!