Upgraditis has struck again... I've been considering adding a cat or a girlfriend, but after spending time with these lingering threads -- OK.......girlfriend thread...... and Embarrassing- cat sprayed my AVR 7200 -- I find myself concerned with compatibility issues. Any experience out there with both in a controlled testing environment?... doesn't have to be a strict DBT... as a matter of fact, I'd be receptive to both Subjectivist and Objectivist points of view here. Here's my system... Marantz SR8400 used as a pre * ATI AT2005 amp * Denon DVD2900 disc player * NHT ST4 floorstanders x 4 + SC2 center + two SVS 20-39PC-Plus * Sony 40" XBR CRT... the room is 15 x 15 x 10, mixed surfaces, minimal treatments. Bottom line: which of the two -- cat or girlfriend -- will give me the fewest compatibility conflicts with my system? I've already considered -- and rejected -- the idea of mounting my entire system to the ceiling.