I received my Pioneer Elite VSX-49TX about a week ago & am just having the time to play around with it. One thing that I have noticed is it really improved my DVD-Audio. They have an analog multi-in adjust that will let you increase the bass along with other functions. Before on my VSX-39TX I wasn't able to get the bass out of my front mains that I am used to when listening to DVD-audio DVDS. Now the Metallica - Black Album DVD-audio disc has thunderous bass. I'm finally enjoying DVD-audio the way that I was hoping for.