I was at the local Tweeter store yesterday. Was pretty convinced that the Denon 3803 was my next investment. I currently have a 10+ year old Yamaha Pro Logic Receiver which I have really enjoyed. My speakers at home are a bit mismatched (that's my next $$) as I have a Mirage Center, JBL L10 fronts, in-wall rears (was Boston Acoustic now Speakercraft). Listened to the Denon 3803 ($1199), Denon 4802 ($2200), and Yamaha RXV3300 ($1499) in a side-by-side comparison with ALL Klipsh speakers - Fronts were RF5($1499), Center RC3 ($399), 12" sub, not sure the model #'s on the surrounds. (Tweeter Prices for reference) Now, it's possible that each piece was not optimally setup. The Yamaha had to be setup to get the correct center/front balance for example. I listened/watched a Diana Krall (Live in Paris) DVD and hear are my comments. All units were set to the same decoding of Dolby Digital. The Denon 3803 did not blow me away and totally impress me as I had hoped. (I went to the store wanting to really like/buy this unit.) It sounded a bit lacking of punch and more subdued. Not as crisp. Had the volume level at approx -14dB?) which we deemed by the salesguy to be over the 50% point of the volume range, maybe even close to 75%. The Yamaha really impressed me with it's punch, clarity, and ample "reserve power". This unit did not appear to be working hard to provide a very full, dynamic sound stage. Volume level maybe 30%. The 4802, of course, had ample power, clarity, and the best overall dynamic sound, but of course it's an extra $700 at Tweeter prices. I would rank these on a scale of 1-10 judgement points 4802 (10) Yamaha (8.5) 3803 (5) I'm not sure what to think of this and am a bit unsettled. Is it possible the 3803 was misadjusted in some way? Can someone else comment on these units in side-by-side comparisons? I definetly want to do some more listening. Thanks for the feedback in advance.