Summary: I've heard this is a great player but be on your guard, fellow Marantz lover. Warranty repairs can be maddeningly slow and ineffective. I bought a beautiful precursor to this model (mine is an SA8260) and it has spent more than one month out of every six months in the shop. I've been waiting four months for my third warranty repair/replacement and a good old brown UPS box has yet to arrive. So caveat emptor. Dig the sound. Pray for reliability.