Reading hi-fi mags as a teenager in the early 90s, common advice was to spend the most money on the source component, followed by the amp and speakers. Largely thought to be a relic of those years more dominated by vinyl, this attitude seemed to change over the yearsto one of apportioning roughly equal amounts to source, amp and speakers. Trouble is, I've never found any proper satisfaction through this approach and now, with a CD player which is nearly three times the price of my amp and nearly four times the price of my speakers I've found a system that really works as an entity. Not many people will be familiar with the Sony SCD-XA1200ES but it is a battleship of a player with the kind of resolution, dynamics, and musicality very rarely heard and I'm sure its uprated power supply and heavy build are vital in giving it such a big edge over cheaper players. Everybody attributes so much to speakers, but maybe the best idea is to wring the absolute best out of something like the MS902is by feeding it with a strong amp (like the NAD) and a more upgraded source. After all, garbage in - garbage out.... Anyone else have any thoughts on this one?