Hey guys, a couple of weeks ago I posted a thread asking for advice on a new receiver. My Pioneer 815 blew an output chip after only about a month and because I was an idiot and didn't get it from an authorized dealer I was stuck for repair bills. I decided to move it to the bedroom HT when I get it back. I am pairing a receiver with Athena Audition fronts and center, Micra surrounds and rears and an SVS 20-39+. My choices were pretty much a Denon 3805, Yamaha 2500, or Marantz 7500. I will tell you that at some point in the past 2 weeks I almost pulled the trigger on all three of these receivers. For me the HDMI was not something I was interested in so I figured I could get a $1000 receiver at a rebate because of the new offerings. I finally found a Yamaha 2500 on Ebay from an Authorized dealer for $590 shipped and I pulled the trigger yesterday. I am still a bit worried about the brightness of this receiver paired with my Athena's but I went for it anyway. I listen to about 15% music and 85% movies, so I wasn't to concerned with some threads I read that the Yamaha was not the most musical receiver. What do you think? Do you feel I made a good choice based on price and features? Will it be too bright? The only one of the receivers I could see in my area was the Yamaha but it wasn't with Athena's. Also it is the only receiver I can find local service on without having to ship it to be repaired. So is it or ?