I'm mulling over what I already know is good vs what has come out on the market that I don't know. I used to be in custom home theater sales, so I've demoed everything from Mcintosh, Arcon, Carver, to "systems in a box" Right now I'm looking at finding an old Pioneer Elite VSX-49TX, or Yamaha Z1, or something along those lines. This is going to be just for listening, so AV switching doesn't really matter. That being said, if there's something sub $500 that sounds good and has hdmi switching and video up-conversion, that would be nice too... I'm really only looking for good clean sound.