Greetings! I will be purchasing an Energy Take 5.2 + S8.2 Sub in the near future. I fortunately stumbled across this forum and would like to ask for some sound, practical advice as to which AV receiver would be best given a butdget of $300 - $400 (taking into consideration great buys you can find on the internet and eBay power-seller auctions). At first I was toying around with the idea of applying the Sony STR-DE885 (originally was 875, but Sony recently upgraded to 885). After reading a plethora of threads denouncing the quality of Sony products that are tagged STR-DEXXX, I'm drawn towards favorable reviews of Onkyo and the likes (Denon, HK, etc.). If any of you (and I'm sure most of you seasoned veterans can) could offer me any ideas as to which receiver would best match Energy Take 5.2's strengths (and compensate for the speaker set weaknesses), I would be greatly appreciative. Furthermore, as a word of caution, I know it's very prudent to audition suggested receivers w/ the actual speakers, but seeing as to how the only place I can audition Energy Take 5.2's (in California anyways) is at GoodGuys. However, they do not sell Onkyo receivers much to my dismay. Any experiences you can share about performances with different receivers with Energy Take 5.2's would be a blessing. Cheers, Kevin P.S. - while researching Onkyo, I noticed that differences in price and features between the TX-SR600 and 500 are HUGE! Is there a comparable Onkyo receiver that might bridge the gap between the two?