After a 5 month investigation. I went from replacing my Yamaha RX-V2095 receiver with a NAD T752, to NAD T762, to HK 7000, to Denon 5803, to B&K AVR 307, to B&K AVR 507, to B&K Ref 30 and Sherbourn 5/2150 amp, and at last purchased: Sherbourn 7/2100 amp and B&K Ref 50. Spent the last two days in heaven setting everything up, programming the remote, and finally last night was able to watch my first movie with a system composed entirely of seperates. I picked Gladiator and while I know that I need to allow for some break in time, and at least a few more months to get all the sound levels correct, and a few months to try various speaker combinations, the sound was easily superior to my Yamaha. Quite frankly even my significant other noticed (wife). Having 200 watts of dedicated power to the center channel seemed to make the bigest difference, and in one scene, where a gladiator was whirling a ball and chain around in slow motion, the ball whizzed seamlessy in a large circle around my entire HT area. The passing from speaker to speaker appeared seamless. I switched to the beach scene from "Saving Private Ryan" and for the first time, the dialog was clear, crisp, and easily understood despite the action going on in the entire sound stage. Most noticible was a cannon firing from behind my right shoulder, two shots, that used to explode somewhere in the left corner of my theater. Now it was easy to hear that, in fact, the one shell landed exactly in the left corner, but the second shell actually exploded in the left hand corner of the center channel speaker. I could actually track each shell independantly as it tracked across the sound stage. Initial impressions are that the difference between this seperate system and my receiver is easily heard. I am looking forward to tweaking the sound a bit more, and allowing some break in time. Sherbourn's 7 channel monoblock design amp is outstanding, and as I am only using 5 channels, I belive that I will biamp either the front mains or the center channel to see what difference this will make. To all you seperatists out there, I see where you are coming from at last!