I'm about to build my first HT. I have another thread in speakers and subwoofers discussing the best speakers for me. I'm looking at buying a Yamaha htr-5660 receiver currently. The speakers I'm considering are the Klipsch synergies, the Paradigm Cinemas, the athena point 5s, and I've recently started looking at the ascend accoustic systems. I'm wondering what reciever would be best in the 85w rms x 6 range. Comparable to the above mentioned yamaha receiver. I've heard that yamaha receivers don't mix too well w/ klipsch speakers, they make the highs too sharp or bright. I'm wondering if this is the case w/ other speaker brands as well. If so, what speaker brands match well with what receiver brands, etc. I may not know what I'm talking about and an 85w per channel receiver may be the same as any other 85w per channel receiver, but if some receivers match with certain brands better than others, I'd like to know.. any help would be greatly appreciated.