Hi there, I recently purchased Epos M5s & M8 center for my evolving HT setup. My old Linn Kan IIs have been downgraded to LR surround status. A few months ago I asked my wife if she would like a new 2 channel setup of higher quality, or surround sound with about equal quality. She wanted surround sound, so the search began. As it turned out both my wife & I prefer the Epos speakers in every way to the Linns. They are open & transparent and yet are warmer than the Linns, which can be a little lean. To our surprise they seem to have higher resolution than the Linns, since we are hearing new details and can hear more pronounced sound quality differences between recordings. They throw a very wide soundstage with good depth. They mate very well with our ACI Titan 2 subwoofer. Now, for a new reciever (our HK AVR 25 mk2 is getting very long in the tooth). Our CD/DVD source is a Sony DVP-S7000. We have a rather small living room and sit within about 8 feet from the front speakers. We listen to a lot of music and concert DVDs with the occasional movie. Any advice on receivers in the $800-1200 price range to go with the Epos Ms would be appreciated. The new Epos speakers in my view represent amazing value & quality. I fell in love with the Totem Dreamcatcher system, but the Epos are a step above them.