I like the great array of features this model has over say, the Denon 3803 and the 45tx even though it is not a 'THX' rated box. I'm buying a 5.1/7.1 set of Paradigm Monitor series speakers and was leaning towards the Denon until I heard about this deal. It was likened to a 4802 at a 3803 price with more features and watts. I have not listened to it yet . . . is the old bias still true? Are the Yamahas all pretty bright or is the higher-end line better balanced? Can't I adjust any perceived brightness out of the soundfield with their set-up parms?? Will this receiver give me more bang-for-the-buck and still have a mellow enough sound with the Paradigms to please my lady?? Thanks for your thoughts!!!