I've done a lot of reading in this forum and the general consensus seems to be that Aragon's amps are excellent and perhaps a very good buy right now because they're being discontinued and can be purchased for a great price. My sense is that these amps are a true high-class product. I've noticed that there is some affiliation between a guy who is now affiliated with Krell, so they come with a good pedigree. After doing a search on this forum and reading many Aragon-related posts, I still have some questions: 1. They're being discontinued, and I understand it's very important to match amps. I run a 5.1 system now but will be moving to 7.1 in the near future (maybe in a few months). Should I buy 7 channels of Aragon amp now to cover myself? If I buy a 5-channel Aragon amp now, and later on want to add an Aragon 2-channel amp but can't find one, what comparable amp can I add to my system? 2. Assume for a moment I buy the 8008x5 and want to also buy an Aragon 2-channel amp for 7.1. Which 2-channel model is the best match? 3. From HTF posts, my sense is that this is a very musical amp. How does it perform for home theater? Does it contain enough "slam" and is it very dynamic to do as good a job in HT as it apparently does with music? 4. What should I expect to pay for these amps if I buy them brand new? Used? (2, 3 and 5 channel amps)? I'm not averse to using eBay, Audiogon, UBid, etc. if that is how to get the best price. 5. I've read some posts where some have called Aragon amps bright, and others have refuted that, saying they're very "accurate" and "honest", meaning that they correctly reflect the qualities of the source recording. I've also read some of these same qualities about Monitor Audio Gold Reference speakers (another upgrade I'm considering). Can someone comment on the combination of Aragon amps and any very revealing speaker? Will this be a good match or is this "too much honesty"? I'm not averse to very revealing equipment as it should bring out the best in the best sources? Assume a good processor is being used, too (Lexicon, Anthem, Outlaw, etc.). 6. Another amp line that interests me is Parasound (HCA-2205a). From what I've read, many people would choose the Aragon over the Parasound if given the choice. Are there any other amps in the Aragon's price range that are as good? Since I am starting from scratch on amps and don't own any right now, is buying Aragon my best move, are should I save some money and buy a Parasound or something else?