For various resaons - house move, recent new arrival, life's rich tapestry - I have only just this week set up my record deck. I'll cut to the quick here and simply ponder on why it should all sound so good? I've got a fairly modest deck yet it matches, if not surpasses, the sound of my CD playback. In comparative financial terms there's a substantial difference in the costs of my vinyl deck and CD/DAC; so why so little difference in that crucial area, the sound? Deck is NAD533/Project Phono Box. CD: Arcam 92, DAC: Chord64, Amps: Arcam P90/A85, Speakers: B&W 1NTs.