Thanks for the info. Trouble is, I've already been there. The consensus is that I need to go all the way up to the Nac 282 to make it worthwhile. To do this would cost more than the rest of my stuff is worth. The Brits also fealt that the presence of a Bryston Dac was contaminating my kit. The use of synergistic research interconnects was something I had to defend. I am looking for a north American perspective to see if Naimies here had the same opinions.