Finally, after tonnes of research, auditioning, and negotiating I bought a silver faced Rotel RSX-1055, reasons being... 1) Firmware upgradeable 2) Far better 2 ch. quality over EVERY receiver I have auditioned, including the Denon 5803. 3) Flexibility, for outboard amplification and 7.1 surround sound. 4) Rotel Quality and warrenty, very good user support on forums. 5) has awesome proccessing power, also has HDCD. 6) Cannot afford an amp quite "YET" however I do plan to move into a rotel RMB-1095 when funds permit me to. Or if I am happy with the rotels onboard amplification for movies I might just get a 2 ch. for music listening. 7) Lastly the rotel name, I might get flamed for this but for what its worth, I got an awesome deal. I'm not even going to mention what I got it for, but I will tell you this, it was cheaper then the denon 3803. I have a pretty close relationship with my dealer, so this was not an issue. So with that said I can FINALLY bring speakers into MY home environment and start auditioning. First on my list are... Paradigm Studio 20 V.3 Ascend Acoustics CBM-170 Axiom M22Ti Anymore I should add to the list in this performance range? Thanks. P.S. I will have a full review up on the RSX-1055 as well as my thoughts on all 3 speakers. I will have them all in my house at once for A/B comparision. Thanks for reading!