if only Elite Car Audio was still around. I did a similar evaluation when I was in Japan
Denon DCT1, DCT A1N, DRX9255, Alpine 7909, Sony C90, Sound Monitor 5000x....on sound board using Luxman amp, Focal Utopia Speakers, Focal sub (i think)
Denon DCT1 won hands down
Missed that about Elitecaraudio.com. All these subjective testings without getting flamed that all hu and all amps sounds the same, tests are flawed just because there was a difference... etc...
Thanks for doing this Steve!!