hi, after much consideration and a lot of help from you guys (thanks!), I have decided to go with the Denon 3802 over the 4802 for my future Klipsch RF-7/RC-7 speakers. I am now considering outboard amplification, either for now or the near future, knowing full well I will never be completely satisfied with the level of performance the 3802 offers, and knowing that some good separates solutions could be had for the same price as a 4802. Therefore, I am now looking at the Sony TA-N9000ES amplifier. The specs look impressive, people all over the internet and on this forum seem to like it, and it is available to me. It seems to qualify, but I have a few questions: -if you have it or have auditioned it, how is it? looking for any relevant info here. -would the sound be too harsh, or aggressive, for my horn-loaded Klipsch? -how about the following solution: running the amp in its bridged 3-channel mode (200 watts L/R and 120 watts for the center) and using the 3802's amplification for the rear and rear surround channels?? I would think that it would fit my speaker combo and philosophy perfectly, no? (lots of money in the front, the rears aren't as important, they need to be there but they don't need to be as accurate/musical/powerful as the fronts because of the limited amounts and voulmes of sound coming out of them) i would of course use the 3802 for all pre/pro functions, as I hear it is often used and quite good at it.