I got into the HT world not to long ago. I only recently heard of NAD. I might give them a shot w/ this one. It's 6.1 and is 60 wpc, which is exactly the power I'm looking for. I don't know much about NAD, other than what I've read. There are no dealers anywhere near me, so I would have to order it online. I've pretty much heard nothing but good things about NAD in general, though. Anyone have any idea if this receiver would sound good w/ ascend accoustics speakers? Any other receiver that you'd recommend that is comparable in power and features? Any better receivers for the price?