Some of you may rmember that I was comparing the Denon with a Pioneer Elite model (VSX-33, I believe). Well, I took the advice of many and got the Denon. MAN, WHAT A DIFFERENCE!!! Keep in mind that I went from a Kenwood basic home theater receiver (humble beginnings) that I paid about $175 for to this wonderful piece of machinery. If my little boy wasn't asleep, I would blow the house apart!! I never understood what "clean" sounding meant until I turned this baby on! Thanks a lot, people! Now, I'm up and running and very proud of my home theater!