I have a Clarion 9255 CD player in my truck and it is by far the best sounding CD player I have ever heard-raised my soundstage a good 4-6 inches above where it was with my old Eclipse and Alpine preamp decks (my friend's Cary home CD player is probably about the home equivelent as they both possess a presence to them that presents the music as the way the artist recorded it-lots of midrange, very live sounding and not flat). I have owned newer Denon, Onkyo, Pioneer Elite, Sony ES, Technics, you name it, I probably had it at one time or another. They all possess one thing-flat sound. No life, no clarity. Maybe they do to some people, but I am critically comparing their sound to that of a $1400 "when new" car CD player, so perhaps I am being unfair, but music doesn't have to sound like this! Oh yeah, if you haven't heard a Clarion 9255 and like car audio, do yourself a favor and find someone with one I should mention that I listen to a lot of music, but want something that will handle movies as well in both DTS and Dolby Digital 5.1 (I will go 7.1 in five years when movies with actual 7.1 soundtracks make up more than 5% of the total circulation). SO, I have heard from many people that HK will satisfy my needs. My budget allows for an HK AVR-125 or an HK AVR-65...maybe even an AVR-320 if there is one for $300 or less anywhere. Both seem to have similar features minus things like DPL II which I will never use. Should I go HK? I have no where within four hours of my home to audition one, so I am willing to take the chance with buying one outright online. I would also be interested in a matching DVD player-does HK make a 5 disc that plays CD-R's and CD-RW's? MP3 and WMA support is not needed (as they sound like you know what!! ) Someone or everyone try to talk me into it-any input would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!