I am considering a swap of my Rogue Audio Cronus Magnum for a Rogue Audio Sphinx and now have the Sphinx in for a one week review session. When I got home with the Sphinx last night I got it hooked up right away and placed the WW Aurora 5 p.c. on the Sphinx. Also, the config was finished off with Onkyo C-7030 CDP, System Audio Aura 1's, Signal Cable Ultra Speaker cables, and Analysis Plus Oval One I.C.'s. After a couple of hours of letting the system warm up I dropped in to give a listen and the whole thing just sounded dreadful. I felt I had set audio back 35 years as the SQ reminded me of cheap receivers hooked up to KLH speakers. Yuk! So, I pulled the WW off and placed the MAP2 (which was still on the Naim unit) and then the system became immediately listenable. Now, the MAP2 alone did not solve all the system configuration shortcomings but it was enough to get me to listen and take notice of the Sphinx. Additionally, today I replaced the Signal Cable speaker wire with another set of BMA speaker wire and now I'm enjoying the music quite a bit. Without the the MAP2 in house I would not have discovered what the Sphinx is capable of.