In my search for a cheap prepro, I am debating just being done with things and buying one of these units (they all run about $2k cdn, with the HK used but mint). My take is: o leaning towards the HK as it has Logic 7 and assignable amps. I already have an Anthem MCA5 and may either sell the Anthem or use the channels for some DIY subs. I was going to just wait for a Lex DC-1 when the HK came up for sale. o Rotel 1055. Software upgrades and Rotel seems to be pretty active here. Could make things interesting long term. o Pioneer 45tx. I do not see anything to really distinguish this receiver over the other two. A local Rotel dealer says it stomps over the 1055 though. I also like the HK as it has already depreciated and when it comes time to sell it, it should be easier to sell a loaded flagship receiver than anything else. This is for HT only using a modest Axiom 7.1 setup. Thanks!