For those of you that may have read any of my threads, you will notice that my mind seems to keep changing after listening to different receivers. When I started out, I was going to get the the Denon 2805, then I moved up to the 3805. Once I listened to the Marantz I was sold on the 7500, but I have changed my mind again. :b I was just able to do a side by side comparison between the Marantz 5500 and the Integra 6.5 (same chip is the 5500 and the 7500), and after doing the side by side, for HT (which I will do 90% of the time) the Integra sounded better. The sound of the Marantz sounded like there was a 'sheet' over it while the Integra sounded more alive. Can I hear anyone's impression that currently owns an Integra 6.5? Also, what did you compare it to before you bought it?