I bought this after owning the RCDM37, which won all those awards, for several years. The RCDM38 is equally good, with a few improvements. Digital support for ipod via the USB port is the most noticeable of these but there are also minor improvements to the menu system and to the way in which tuner presets are stored. Tuner band information is now stored with each station preset (e.g. FM Radio 1 or DAB Radio 6) which makes for inproved usability.