I have read through all these threads until my head smacked against my monitor...some great thoughts out there. I think I am hoping just for some sort of bottomline statement...but opinions are running strong. I'll post what I have and what I am looking for. Thanks in advance for answering yet another one of these questions. Speakers: B&W 602.5 S3 (x2 fronts) B&W 601 S3 (x2 surrounds) B&W LCR60 S3 (center) B&W ASW 300 (sub) All of these speakers are rated 100w/8 ohms My needs or usage expectations: An even split on HT/Audio listening. I don't really care about dvd-a or sacd...I really want higher quality audio, but I am waiting for the dust to settle before I invest 5.1 DTS/DD is fine( i don't require 6.1 or 7.1; I love these technologies but I don't have the space nor do I forsee having it in the short-term future) MP3/CD-R/CD-RW playback is required Component input/output is required on receiver ( for HDTV/SAT) Faroudja DCDi preferred (not deal breaker, but a nice to have) I am looking for just beautiful sound and video..that's all heh heh. My main candidates are the Denon 1600 DVD player & the Marantz 7300. Should I stick with these or is there a better dynamic duo out there? Thanks in advance.