I have been searching for a replacement for my Yamaha 596 receiver. The sound can be quite bright sometimes with my Paradigm monitor speakers and the mid bass output isn't great. I'm hoping for a noticable upgrade in music quality. I have tried 2 models so far: the Marantz 8200 and Denon 3802. Both had some flaws that I couldn't deal with. While both sounded great for music and very good for movies, I think I want just a tad less warm sound to make movies sound a little more lifelike to me, but not as treble heavy as the yamaha 596 is. Is there a big difference in the sound of the 596 and the 2200? I assume there is some due to the price difference, but are they based upon simular amps or do the upper level Yamahas have completely different amps?