Hi. If my Rotel 1056 doesn't come back fixed (which I hope it does), I have chose the following in my price range to consider (Rotel included for comparison). I was quite surprised to see quite a difference in weight. NAD T753 $1500 CAD 90 w/ch 6.1 ch - weighs 45.1 lbs. http://www.nadelectronics.com/av_rec...3_frameset.htm Rotel 1056 $1999 CAD 75 w/ch 5.1 ch - 37.4 lbs. http://www.rotel.com/products/specs/rsx1056.htm Denon 3805 $1920 CAD 120 w/ch 7.1 ch - weighs 37.5 lbs. http://www.usa.denon.com/catalog/pdf...05%20Final.pdf Marantz 8500 $1800 CAD 125 w/ch 7.1 ch - 33.1 lbs. http://us.marantz.com/shop/_template...odel=25&cat=15 There is a significant difference between the Marantz at 33.1 lbs. and the NAD at 45.1 lbs. If price was taken into consideration, that makes the NAD even more of a buy if weight is taken into a consideration. Does anyone see what is included or missing in these receivers that I should be worried about, since a lot of us "audio enthusiast" equate weight with quality? Better transformer, power supply, copper shielding, fans instead of larger heat shields, ????? Any comments are appreciated. I gave the links so that you could maybe point out something of value that adds to the weight of the component, or something that actually is heavier, but not as technically proficient as a lighter component. Thanks! ------- Edit: Hmmmmm......... I auditioned the Marantz today and liked the sound. The NAD was good too, but not quite as "strong" sounding, and not quite as detailed, although it had a nice, warm sound. I'm bringing the Denon home for the weekend to check it out. And I've got my 2nd Rotel home (with the buzz - waiting for the 3rd to be shipped) to compare to the Denon. Now, if the Rotel still isn't working, it's the Marantz that I liked the sound of the most, but it's a skimpy 32 pounds. That's hardly more than the Denon 2805. Why is this so doggone frustrating? Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesh! --------- Okay: NAD for the weight? Marantz for the sound? Denon for the price (it is on sale for $1498 at A&B and Advance)? Or Rotel for the buzz ;-) and the weight? It is also only 5.1 channel, which is fine for me, but is heavier than the Denon and Marantz which are 7 channel. The sound of each one of these is within my "hearing" parameters, so which should I go for?