Since I've been spending less and less time in front of the TV watching movies over the last few years, I decided to "downsize" my HT system, sell off some of the high-end gear and simplify. Old 7.1 front end: Outlaw 950 / Sherwood Newcastle AM-9080 / H/K PA2000 "New" 5.1 front end: Pioneer VSX-D606S vintage 1997 receiver. First generation Dolby Digital receiver. Original full retail price was $700 but probably $300 of that was covered by the DD decoding DSP - they were expensive back then. Sub unchanged - dual 15" Dayton IB with a Crown DC300A power amp (vintage 1974). I ran the highway scene in Matrix and to really tax clean sound quality I ran some Disney animated stuff. All I can say is wow. I don't miss the separates hardly at all (well, maybe I will after I sell them - see the for sale section). The sound of this old receiver is really great! I guess the moral of the story is appreciate your more modest gear!!!