Having some time over the break, I found that the DAC in the ipod classic/ipod dock sounds pretty poor, does anyone know if the above mentioned Arcam dock is any better? I did a comparison between the sound produced by attaching my iPod Classic to an Apple dock and then to my Hi-FI. I also have Apple TV attached via an optical cable to another hi-fi. When I compare the Apple TV sound to an original CD Disk the sound is almost indistinguishable (the files are Apple lossless format). When I do the same comparison of the iPod/Dock sound against the CD instead of being almost the same as on the Apple TV there is a huge difference. So, I concluded that since the Apple TV is not using the inbuilt DAC and the ipod/dock is that this must be the difference. Does anyone have experience of this Arcam dock or should I go for a dock that provides a digital signal and pass it through another DAC to the Amp (like the Onkyo NS D1)?