I am hoping to use my bonus this year for my next upgrade. I am looking at the $1000 range. Bear with me as I describe my situation and thoughts. Here is my current setup: More pictures Here is my current equipment list. I want to get a new receiver, as the JVC is currently my weakest link. I would like to get a Denon, but am open to other options. Right now the JVC is the center of everything, and since I have other JVC components, it is truly one touch operation. I like that, but am ready to give it up for better quality. Option 1 : Denon 1803; picture; $500 An excellent entry level receiver with 6.1. You get alot for $500 . It will improve the quality of what I have now, but it doesn't really have more inputs than I have now . Also, at only 80 watts per channel, it is not the most powerful. (Still better than the JVC). Now with the money left over I can upgrade my fronts to Paradigm Monitor 5's . I have always wanted the 5's, but couldn't afford them when I got the speakers (Don't get me wrong, I love my Minis). Then I can replace the Titans in the rear with the Minis. I have 1 Titan left for the rear center . Advantages: New Denon New front speaker Upgraded rears 6.1 Disadvantages: Similar I/O scheme Lower (realative) power No central control Option 2: Denon 3803; picture; $1200 The cream of the crop for Denon (without being insane and getting THX). This receiver has everything. 7.1. Tons of power. Enough I/O to make your eyes fall out. Multi room. Learning remote. This is a beast, considering my system. Probably overkill . I would blow my whole budget on this. But, I would no longer need a switch box (And still have inputs left over). This would be the last receiver before pre/pro. But, no new speakers, and still 5.1 . I could upgrade later though. Advantages: Monster receiver Tons of power Enough I/O for a long time Learning remote to retain one touch operation Multi room Disadvantages: Expensive Still will only have 5.1 No new speakers Considerations: 1. Are Paradigm Monitor 5's going to be that much better with a good sub crossed at 80hz? 2. The Paradigm Monitor 5's will line up with the center tweeter nicely, giving a more balanced sound. 3. Where do I go with the rear speaker in 6.1? 4. Where do I go with the side speakers in 7.1? 5. I am pre-wired for 7.1. 6. Is the 1803 enough? Will I need to upgrade again soon? Help. What should I do. Any ideas and opinions are greatly appriciated. Thanks.