I came across this during my web travels: http://www.tvinsite.com/twice/index....y=breakingNews Denon and Marantz are going to merge operations. I would like to think that only something good could come from this. Well, maybe nothing will change. Hopefully neither brand will lose ground as a result. By the way, I don't know where this thread fits best, but this board seemed reasonable since it gets a lot of traffic.