Ok right off the bat... I change my mind alot. You all have proably realized that but... I still know what I truly want. I think in the end I want to end up with a nice surround sound system. But doing some thinking today I "think" I decided to do a really good 2 channel setup now. When I watch tv it is mostly television. But when Im home working, cleaning, etc... I always have some music going. So I think I want a good 2 channel setup first. What I want is a Krell KAV-400XI for x-mas. Then when my birthday comes up in april I will get my speakers. Either Kef XQ-5's or B&W Nautilus 805's. I will be getting a sunfire sub along with either of those systems. Does that sound like a good system or even just a good plan? Now do you guys think I would need a 2 channel integrated amp that big? I would love it just because. But do I need it? Will a denon AVR-982 work just as good? I have listened to the krell 300IL at my work and listened to denon, sunfire, etc. The krell seems to have better imaging... makes you feel like you are there. I know after I heard that I wont be happy with anything else. Now also I can use this amp with the "theater throughout mode" to integrate into a 6.1 or 7.1 system later right? Thank you for taking the time to read this.