Hi folks! In my quest to get to 7.1 (which will be accomplished in early 2003) I am researching amps. I presently have an Anthem AVM-20 mated to the MCA-5 amp (5X200wpc). What I want to do is get a good three channel amp to create a seamless front soundstage when I make the jump to 7.1. I would use 4 of the Anthem's 5 channels for the rears and sides with one channel free. I would like the amp to be about 200WPC (to approximately match the power of my Anthem amp) and have balanced connections. I'm presently not looking at the new Anthem line because I would like a slight upgrade over the Anthem amps if I can swing it. Was looking at either the Bryston 5BSST or 6BSST (preferably used), however, the 5BST is rated at only 120WPC while the new 6BSST is 300WPC. The older 6BST's, which I'm checking out on Audiogon are 250WPC and I seem to be leaning in that direction if I see a good price on a used model. Question is why doesn't Bryston produce an amp rated in between these two units? Seems like most beefy multi-channel amplifiers are in the 200 WPC range and 300 is overkill (I know...a generalization there). For someone with bookshelf speakers all around (Paradigm Ref 40's), would the 6BST be overkill? Would the 5BST be enough power for HT? Any other suggestions I'm not thinking of? Thanks.