Well, I was originally hoping to buy an Onkyo receiver soon, but after hearing about the ticking sound after a few months, I've been scared away. I know a lot of people don't have the ticking problem with the Onkyos but I hear its about a 50% chance. Too much for me. Do the integras have these issues too? If not, maybe spending the extra money would be worth a 7.2 or 8.2.