Excerpt: I purchased this, my first HK 3 weeks ago, being the DVD49. The internal Audio D/A of the DVD49 (analogue output) is the best I heard in any commercial playback device - but here the complements end. Mechanical - Apart from HK's non-conformance to the industry standard 19" wide design, the design of the CD drawer is the worst I have ever seen.
Pros: Best of industry digital - to - analog conversion, especially DVD - A and SACD
Cons: The audio interface is sub - standard for Harman Kardon