Thanks all, I've now got the music hall CD now performing through the Marantz with inputs set to analogue setting, not auto. I guess I had assumed that "auto" setting would recognise that its connected through analogue (for now). I've got a high quality 75 ohm digital coax cable on order, which should increase sond quality further. Even as is, with upsampling, I'm hearing subtleties in those CDs I didn'tknow existed. My main speakers are AWESOME B&O Beolab 3s, with 250w ICE amps within... 2/3 retail price off ebay... these are truely amazing little speakers consisitng of a sphere with four sides trucated, and upward firing dome tweeter surmounted with aluminum acoustic lens, they have huge power reserves, amazingly deep soundstage, and clarity, yet very flat response, and being B&O, quality of detailing, materials and appearance are second to none. Side speakers are the Beolab 8000 organ-pipe shaped towers, also very impressive with high quality sources (the new Marantz, a B&O 1984 linear tracking turntable with cartridge from Soundsmith), and for now, I'm using circa 1977 "Large New Advent" speakers, that I've had since then- refoamed of course, as subs, powered by an ADCOM amp. They're hidng behind my couch, and produce pretty impressive low ends, fast, punchy
(have crossover set to 80). Question: could I use a splitter RCA jack and run the advents simultaneously as subs and rear speakers?