I own one. It's a very nice player, with high quality parts and a beautiful, expansive, relaxed, analog like presentation.Not sure how it holds up against other stand alone cd players. I dont use mine much anymore as I have moved to a Wadia i doc with a DAC. YBA has lost a bit of appeal these days and was really hit by the economic down turn. If you are thinking of buying one new I would think twice. Likely better to go with Arye, Ayon, AR ,etc.