.....if you guys scroll above, i was pointing the dude to a 500 dollar universal first (cost subsidized by the larger customer base of dudes watching movies on blu ray wink wink). I personally have that BD-A1060 and i know what phenomenal value it is. But, it looks like the dude doesn't want universal and wants to spend 1500. I figured if he has 1500 to spend, he probably has 3k to spend. That 3k Technics does sound like it has a 3k transport+dac in it. I have heard a 10k cd player which sounded like a 600 dollar cd player as well. That can happen too in this grand snake temple.
Now, if you fellas can't hear the difference between a $1 DAC in a windows 95 pc and a 3k DAC...well, you're in a god like class of your own..lol...i got a pair of radioshack 20 dollar speakers and a pyle for ya. It should sound better than a Revel and your luxman or whatever! When the beat hits, it sounds like a God like fart Pffft frrr frrr frr frrr....Ya really don't need a better speaker and your $1 dac. Bwaaahahahaha