Hey Folks, Lately I have been considering whether it's time to switch out my receiver for something new, something better for music. Now I know to all the 2Ch Buffs the answer is "No Receiver is Musical Go Seperates!" and yeah for the most part that is true but Receivers have made great strides in recent years. Here is what I have currently: Receiver: Onkyo TX-DS787 THX Select 6.1/7.1 Power Amp: Onkyo M-282 WRAT 110W RMS x2 The 2 Channels of the Receiver for the mains (100W RMS x 2) and the 2 channels of the M-282 Power Amp (100W RMS X 2)are fed into my mains (Bi Amped). This setup is not bad at all mind you.. I can acheive very High SPL's (110+) with my 92DB Sensitivity mains. My big thing is it seems like the Onk is just not "Dynamic" enough on the low end.. I want more Lows.. Yeah I can add a sub and I am working on my own 500 watt RMS 12" Sealed Sub but my mains also have a 10" Ported Sub in each and I'll be damned if I run my mains "Small" and defeat the sub in them. The Onk just doesn't seem to output enough bass and I don't believe in running tone controls boosted (both bass and treb are run 0Db Flat) On the other hand DTS and D-D sound fantastic which leads me to believe that on the A/V side of things the proccessing is better than the music side. So I have a few options, I know my source gear bites so here is a few ways I could go.. Upgrade CD Transport (Ah! Njoe Tjoeb 4000) Standalone 2 Channel Pre Amp/Power Amp combo Upgrade Receiver and use good seperate Power Amp What am I looking for sound wise? Warm I guess is what I am looking for from the receiver. I want very punchy Mids with Smooth High Frequency and very impactful, dynamic low end and I want this in "Direct" mode. So what do you guys think? If we talk Recievers who do you think makes the best musical receiver? Harmon/Kardon, Denon, Rotel, Outlaw, Yamaha, Pio Etc..