Hi everyone, I am new to this forum. I just bought Marantz SR8002 from Amazon. Also I just ordered 2 Cerwin Vega XLS-15 from Thunder Audio Video and awaiting for the delivery. I visited few times to best buy and listend music from tower speakers and I dont like it. I read reviews of Cerwin Vega's and seems like it fit in my taste and budget. These are primarily for music (CD) and not for surround system. I used to have Technique amp and floor speakers & Sansui amp and floor speakers in India (20 years back). Now in living room I have Sony surround system for my Samsung 52", PS3, Dish & Blue ray player. I am happy with those settings and I dont want to change it. I want to connect Marantz SR8002 and Cerwin Vega speakers in my game room with JVC 47" and JVC Blue-ray player. Question 1: I read Cerwin Vega speakers has more output (200 Watts RMS- and these speakers will give good music only when it is loud - I want to watch it loud), but Marantz has 125 Watts per 7.1 channel. All I want to know is if I put Marantz in Stereo mode do I get more than 125 watts per channel from Marantz ? If any one tried this combination, please share your experience. Question 2: Also If need to add pre-amp or a good CD player or anything else please let me know (I dont know anything about pre-amp). Also please let me now what are all the other things I need to buy to connect like wires etc..to get maximum good music from those. Thanks in advance. Sundar C.