Oh, so the amp is a factory with little elfs working creating watts that are sent out to the speakers? And it only takes 400 watts to run the machinery? Hey, that makes sense! I don't really care about the watts. I just noticed that it had a 400 watt power supply and a 770 watt output. And was confused... Well, I'm gona probably have almost $300 an Friday. So, what are your opinions on the receiver I should buy? I thought that maybe, I can wait another 1-2 weeks and get the Pioneer VSX-1016 for $400-$500 and using that as a permanent receiver for the rest of my teenage life. Than upgrade in about 4-5 years to the new standard of electronics. Hopefully, I'll have a decent paying job and can afford a $800 receiver. Thanks for all of your help guys, I don't know what I'd have right now if it wasn't for you... Probably a SONY sub, center, and rears. And my current YAMAHA receiver. Thanks, Bobby G.