Ok, to make things easy, this is my setup: Denon 1803 Paradigm CC-370 Paradigm Monitor 7 Energy Take 2.2 (rears) My problem is this. I originally purchased the CC-270 with my setup but a month later upgraded to the CC-370 because the 270 sounded weak and muddy. I figured it was because the tweeter/mid-range was from the Performance line ..... Right away I noticed better sound from the CC-370 and I was happy ..... until now. I recently have been seeing people rant and rave about now clear the CC-370 was and I never actually thought my CC sounded super clear. I decided to do some troubleshooting and now I think my center channel amp in my Denon reciever has a problem. When I use my CC-370 as a main (hooked it up to my "front left" binding posts) it comes alive. I couldn't believe how good it sounded. then I plugged it back into the "Center" binding post and it became weak and muddy again. The volume is almost half of what is produced from the mains. All testing was done in 5 Channel Stereo mode. And just for kicks I plugged the CC into the "rear channel right" binding post and again it sound amazingly clear with nice volume. Now this is where things get funny ... I pull out the SPL meter and run a few "test tones" from the Denon (and also on the "THX optomizer" found on my Star Wars EP2 disk) and the results were normal. The SPL reading from the CC (hooked up to the CC bing post) was identical to my 2 mains and rears. No problems it seems ... So does 5 Channel Stereo on my Denon limit the power to the center on purpose ???? Does the cc amp have a problem ??? I assumed 5 Chan Stereo meant equal power to all channels ???. Also note that all speakers were tested with the "Large" setting. So should I return this thing ??? I've owned it for about 9 months. It's still under warranty but my dealer said it would take 7-12 weeks to fix. That's a long time to live with out HT but it'll be worth it if this is indeed a problem with my reciever..... Any thoughts ???