Well, I don't expect that there will be a gathering of the enlightened to help evaluate the differences between the Yamaha CD-S2000 and the Sony XA-5400ES SACD players, so I promise to do it myself. I already have some impressions, and some concerns. I think that they are still quite closely priced in the used market, but the release of the Yamaha 3000 series (have you SEEN the amp? They added analog meters the BASTARDS) will probably drive the 2000 series prices down. I believe that the Sony received glowing reviews in the US audio press (all two magazines- and magazines that review video games do not count) but the Yamaha did not, in fact I am not sure it was reviewed much at all. Fuzzy phone picture attached.