I thought I had winnowed the list of auditions to three, but now I've been told to consider some more options. Was considering separates but the WAF is a no on price. (Besides I've done such a good job of convincing her that $$$ is best spent on speakers as they are least likely to be obsolete that the rest of the system's budget has shrunk.) My current trio is Arcam AVR200 Denon AVR3803 (am aware of 3805 but don't need the extras) Integra DTR 6.4 but I've been told to consider Rotel RSX 1055/6 NAD my budget is 900-1200$US and musical quality is a must have (over extra DSPs, channels beyond 5.1, assorted bells and whistles) I also don't listen at deafening levels (well sometimes, but not enough to be a factor). I like a warm sound and the current contending speakers (to be purchased 4-6 months from now) are Monitor Audio Bronze, Energy Connoisseur, Acoustic Energy EVO, Paradigm Monitor series. (2000-2500$US incl. sub--which will likely be SVS PCi at 550$) I've eliminated (apologies to any fans of these): KEF, Def Tech, Boston Acoustic. I'd happily stay with my current modest HT for movies and get a dedicated two-channel setup for music if it weren't for SACD/DVD-A. (You see where my priorities lie). I'd appreciate any ideas, especially if anyone has experience in combining any of the above equipment. Also, are the Rotel and NAD must listens?