Last week I went out and purchased the Denon 2802. Now the Mirage speakers I have (Om 10, MC 2, Om R2 and BPS 150i sub)now have some hardware running them that doesn't make my ears bleed (I was previously using a Kenwood 2 channel reciever circa 1974). In the summer of 1998 I had my eyes set on the 2700 and then the upgraded model the 2800 the next year. Then it went to the 2801 and alas, last year, the 2802. I knew it was time. To complete the system, I still have a long ways to go. I'm using a Sony PS2 as my DVD player( a DVD-A player is in order), a new sub with more slam (can't wait for an SVS to grace the living room floor) and a couple of speakers for the surround back. The first DVD I bought to listen to this was Fleetwood Mac's The Dance. Absolutley incredible. Listening to Stevie sing Silver Spring sends shivers up my spine...great stuff.