I have owned the Arcam A85 for 3 years, and am happy with it's detail + low noise background. Very curious about the (rave-reviewed) new 5i, and any performance advantages over the Arcam - if anyone knows both. My Arcam is paired with a Cambridge Audio Azur 840C, Def. Tech Towers (BP7001sc), and Cardas Quadlink cables. Thanks to Mr. Harley for finally getting this long-time TAS subscriber on-line!