As you've probably guessed my funds are very limited so the thought of money I may need to spend to equal my previous Meridian 507, seems like another potential dead end and a "This isn't good enough" scenario. The Rega does sound fantastic on many albums but I'm finding others don't have the "Yes" of the Merdian. In the past when hi-fi retailers were everywhere I could easily get enough time with the new component in my home, now that's not going to happen. With one issue coming up before I do wonder if I'm listening too critically but previously I've found you just get immersed in the music and want to listen to more, computer isn't producing that effect on a significant number albums. Early days really as I've only had it up and working for 5 days but I'm becoming concerned I should have bought a cheapish CD transport to partner it. At a push I can afford to go that route but again I won't be able to have it in my system to evaluate it properly. The positive side of computer, all my music is on hard drive and the ability to see it means I've had a few I've forgotten that moments, it is a great asset and very cool.