Hi all, I've been lurking for a while but this is my first post, so I just want to say that this is a great forum with a wealth of information. I posted similar questions on another forum but did not receive many replies, so I apoligize in advance to anyone reading this twice. Just some background info. I am not an audio or videophile but I do enjoy both. In fact, this is my first hometheater system that I'm trying to set up. My hometheater room will be 16' X 20' with 11' ceilings. I will be using a 5.1 system with the Infinity Modulus sub/sat speaker system, which has a recommended amplifier power of 15 to 100 watts RMS per channel and have 8 ohm impedance. Also, this room is not really conducive(sp?) to a 6.1 or 7.1 system, so it most likely will remain 5.1. Anyways, I have a friend that can get me a good deal on a kenwood sovereign vr-5090 receiver which is rated at 80 wpc RMS at 6 ohms. What I want to know is if this receiver will provide enough power for my room? If not, I can also get a good deal on the sovereign mx-5000 amp which is 270 watts for a single channel or 130 watts for 2 channels. Would this amp help out at all? The subwoofer is already powered so my understanding is that it doesn't need to draw power from the amp, so the amp could then only be used to power say the two front left and right speakers or something like that? So, would this help, or is the receiver good enough? Thanks in advance for the help!