Hey folks. I am about to set foot and graduate from HTIB into the "real" world, so to speak. I think I have my choices boiled down to the following: Either the Yamaha 1400/2400, Denon 3805, HK 430, or the Sherwood Newcastle R-695. Pioneer's comparable units also have my eye... Sherwood is kind of an unknown to me, but that thing sure looks nice on paper. I have no authorized Sherwood dealers even remotely near me, though. I like the fact that it and the HK both have Dolby headphones. That's a nice bonus that, frankly, I feel should be pretty common by now. So... that's where I'm at. I look forward to devil's advocacy, tons of questions, opinions, experiences, whatever ya got! Then I get to figure out speakers!