Interesting dilemma here: Using local "sale" (after Christmas) prices, I can group these three receivers as similar and similarly priced: Harman-Kardon AVR520: $1500. CAD Yamaha V1200: $1200. CAD Marantz SR7200: $1300. CAD All have discrete amp sections (HK, 5; YAM, 6; MAR, 6) Power: H-K: 75 X 5 YAM: 80 X 6 MAR: 105 X 6 I think it's safe to assume that a Yamaha watt is worth more than a Marantz watt. I don't know about the Harman-Kardon. The thing that puzzles me is why the H-K would be $200-$300. more than the other two (each offering six channels and more better, and...)... Am I missing something? I never would have put H-K in the same "class" as either the Yammy or the Marantz. They all sound good and they all have similar features (except the H-K does not permit "B" speaker connection). Is H-K "better" than my perception? Are they simply over-priced? Anybody know?