Resumen: I had been researching buying a new CD deck for quite awhile. I know that there are very high priced decks and didn't want to go that route. I basically just wanted to buy a deck that would really sound good - most important attribute. After reading many reviews, I came to the conclusion that almost 100% of what I read about this deck was how it sounded great to the reviewers. I have been a satisfied Marantz owner for many years and for many of their products.