If you listen to most people on this forum, the general concensus is that "warm = good" and "bright = bad". The thing that gets confusing sometimes is that 2 different people can listen to a setup and one walks away w/ the impression of it being what they describe as "warm", while the other feels that the presentation was on the "bright" side. I get the impression that these descriptions are misapplied at times - if we like the sound, it's automatically "warm" (which equates w/ good), but if we don't like it, it was "bright" sounding. I'm not trying to tell anyone what they do or don't hear, but could it be w/ this issue that different ears are hearing different things? Personally, I happen to prefer a brighter presentation w/ movies and music, not an ear splitting, tinny, nails-across-the-chalkboard type sound, but a well balanced sound that doesn't roll off the upper frequencies. To me, the term "warm" is a description of equipment devoid of the higher frequencies, and that concentrates more on midrange and a some bass - the thought of that reminds me of my old HK AVR80/ Polk LS series speakers. Although costing close to $4000, this combo produced the most dull, uninspired sound I can remember (which I attribute to that model of Polk speakers). If that's what you call "warm", you can have it. Am I off in what some of you describe as "warmth"? If I am, I'd appreciate your explanation of it. Thanks.