Wow, I realised I've not updated my ALO LOD thread and I need to. A few short words here:
Great flexibility on the cable itself, sturdy, and thanks to LOD, gets rid of my Sony Hiss (with a quiet amp). Word of warning though: the LOD is good, but some Sony units have poor line outs. My A828 has a decent line out with lots of volume and space and resolution, but the A845 rolls off pretty steeply in the treble.
Still, I tend to prefer LOD/amping the Sony because of the hiss and the ticking in the background. Thanks Ken.