Apart from looking at upgrading my HT system, I am also wanting to explore my options in a good 2ch music setup as well. I am yet to listen to it but have heard good ratings about it. Does anyone who own this reciever, how does it sound like with the wharfedale diamond 9's ? SOme of music I listen to is rock and metal, so I am hoping this will do just fine. Its impossible for me to listen to this amplifier with the speakers I got, as hardly not many places stock these where I live. My plan is to have a AVR specific for HT, and a proper stereo amplifier for music. I think this option will give me the best of both worlds. Just will take time, like to hear others opinions this kind of amplifier.