I wanted to post my experience on the Pioneer 811/Dahlquist question. There was a post a while back where someone had problems driving an HT setup using this receiver and the new Dahlquist speakers. I have 2 QX8's, 2 QX4's and the QX50C center. I received my speakers recently and have not had any problems driving them with the 811. I have a 5.1 set-up and while I don't play them at ear-splitting volumes, they certainly get loud enough. I'm still experimenting with some of the various surround options and have not yet calibrated the speaker placement, but so far I'm happy with this combination. While some say the 811 might not have the "clean" power of HK or Yamaha, I would be hard-pressed to find a better price/performance ratio than I got with this set-up: Receiver, sub, speaker wire and a few interconnects, 2 stands for the surrounds, and the 5 Dahlquist speakers for just under $1200. That even includes the RS SPL meter and a coax wire crimper!