After listening to the Sony DA5ES, Yamaha 2200, Pioneer Elite (forget model), and Denon 3802 I have decided that I prefer the sound of the Denon. I currently have Definitive Tech. BP-30 mains and in my house they sound bright. I have found the Denon to sound the best without sensing a loss of detail. I have seen that other people have connected an external amp to their 3802, but when looking at the back of it in the store I didn't see any Pre-amp outputs for the main speakers. Did I miss something or is there a way to connect an amp through the speaker terminals? If so does this change the quality of the sound to the amp? I have seen that the 3802 is $699 at 6ave so I'm very interested, but would like to know if it is useful as a pre/pro in the future. Thanks.