Hi Mark. I wasn't comparing the Integra DTR-7.2 power output with the more expensive Denon and Yamaha receivers. I was comparing the power output of recent Onkyo and Integra receivers with previous Onkyo and Integra receivers. Sound & Vision magazine tested the TX-DS575X (rated by Onkyo at 70 watts per channel) in the November 2000 issue and measured Dolby Digital performance of 70 watts per channel with all channels driven (1 KHz into 8 ohms) and stereo performance of 79 watts per channel into 8 ohms and 132 watts per channel into 4 ohms. Except for power output, I'm still impressed with the performance of Onkyo and Integra receivers. Sound & Vision's measured performance of the Integra DTR-7.2 equaled or exceeded the Denon and Yamaha receivers in tests other than power output, and the Integra is a fraction of the price of those other receivers. I have an Onkyo TX-DS898. Mark, would you care to remove the cover of your Integra DTR-8.2 and compare components?