I have just got mine 4 weeks ago ..So far I am taken away by the outstanding soundstaging..I have listened to the much raved (by HP) Lector CD player and to me ARC REF 7 is in a different league of its own....this is going to be referans player for allsystems very soon and expect the price to go up soon...HI FI choice will have the first review on its May issue...and HP will shortly review it as he hinted that there is an AMERÄ°CAN repsonse to Lectors of this world..please feel free to share your thoughts..go ARC!!!