I have been tring to find a replacement for my Yamaha 596 receiver for quite a while now. I started with a Marantz SR8200. It sounded very, very good, but returned it due to the delay when playing a digital signal. I now have a Denon 3802 and I am mostly happy, but the upper middle range to higher range doesn't have the clarity and realistic sound that the Marantz had. These ranges sound better at a higher volume, but at normal listening volume speaking and singing voices ,higher pitched brass and woodwind instruments, and acoustic/electric guitars sound dull. Would going to seperates give me a clearer, more realistic sound at a normal listening volume (-25 on the Denon volume scale). I was thinking about the Marantz mm9000 5 channel amp and the soon to be released Outlaw 950. Thanks for any insights!