I know this isn't purely a speaker related post but I'm all excited and don't have anyone else to tell. I recieved my new speakers a couple weeks ago, a pair of Cambridge Soundworks Newton T500 towers (and all accompanying surround speakers, which are not yet in place). I connected them to my existing Harman/Kardon Prologic receiver (AV180? don't remember right now) and was quite pleased at the results. Left it this way for quite some time. Last night I finally got around to unpacking and connecting the new receiver, a Marantz SR7200. While my wife was watching a movie on Dish Network PPV, I proceeded to connect the speakers to the new receiver, using my "good" speaker cable (DIY cat5 based biwire cable "similar" to Kimber 4TC), and connected the receiver to the satellite using the optical digital out. Powered up, switched over from the old system to the new, and WOW. I never expected such a significant difference, even though it was not the best "a/b" comparison - changed speaker cable, switched to biwire configuration, new receiver, and optical to the receiver's DAC instead of RCAs from the satellite outputs. But the results were literally astonishing. Everything became just ridiculously clearer, voices, sound effects, bass all came through like I just took cotton out of my ears. I know Dish sound isn't the greatest reference point, but on the PPV stations it's pretty decent. I can't wait to get it hooked up to the digital out on the HTPC dvd player! Tonight I finish the attic cable runs for the surround speakers and the fun really begins! Anyway... summary: Marantz SR7200 = GOOD me = excited home theater = fun thanks for listening!