I finally have the RSX-1055 installed in my system. The 1055 replaces a JVC RX-778VBK. There were two reasons for replacing the JVC. First the pre-amp in the JVC would clip with inputs from my test tones disk with frequencies below 24Hz. Second, center collapse with pro logic made listening to music in anything but 2 ch totally frustrating and irritating. I auditioned several receivers before making my selection. These were the Denon 4802 and 3802, Elite 47TX, BK 307 and the JVC RX-DP9VBK. I wnated to audtion the Onkyo 797 and 898, but Circuit City is the only local dealer and they don't stock them in the stores. Audtioning was done with music, mostly aucoustical guitar, in the 2ch, DPLII and Neo6 modes. Speakers used were various Sonus Faber. The 4802 has a slight edge over the 3802 in mid range detail, but both seemed to lack pure dynamics but had well balanced sound. The Elite was too bright for my taste, but then again the salesman did not know what speaker it was equalized with. The BK307 just seemed harsh to my ears. The JVC did not have Neo6 or DPLII, so it was eliminated. That left me basically resigning myself to the 3802, since the difference between it and the 4802 didn't justify the additional cost in my case. But I wasn't happy with the choice. The Rotel RSX had great reviews, but with only DPL, it wasn't an option. When the 1055 was announced, I was excited. The processing of the RSP1066 with a 75 w/ch amp seemed like a perfect match. The speakers, a 5.2 setup, I have are DIY, not a kit. Drivers used are from Morel, Vifa, and Peerless with two 3 cuft sealed Shiva subwoofers. Crossovers are all done using 1% hand matched components. Timbre is very close to Sonus Faber but with better soundstaging. Initial impression on the RSX-1055: I am very happy with the choice. First CD was Melissa Etheridge's Brave and Crazy. Dynamics and sounstaging knocked me out in both Neo6 and 2ch. Midrange and upper midrange was well defined. Acoustic guitar and female voices were very natural. First DVD tried was A Bug's Life in DPLII. Sounstaging here was better than I have heard before. Scenes with the leaves falling left a palpable 3D effect. Negatives so far: Having to go through two menus through the OSD to change input source with the remote is bothersome. The other is the remote which has me thoroughly frustrated. After trying multiple times with the remote saying "OK" it learned the commands, it still can't operate the cable box. Overall I am happy with the choice which is all that counts.