Picked up one of these over the holidays, and it has replaced my Denon 280 carousel. No surprise that the build quality was good, as was with most of the earlier ES gear from Sony. Gotta love wooden side panels like much of the older gear. :thmbsp: Initial impression is it is way more analog sounding than the Denon. Much more detailed imaging and not as harsh sounding as the Denon. Very pleased with this unit and just thought I'd share.