I just bought 2 pairs of S38IIs and 2 S-centers along with a Sony SW-MA40 sub for my 6.1 set-up. I had ordered an Onkyo-TX-SR600 receiver to drive the system but when they went to ship it, it was out of stock. At the same time as they notified me, I had read about some problems with the Onkyo putting out sufficient power and how it blew another member's speakers (which were more expensive then mine) and I got cold feet and pulled the order for the receiver. I've got around $500 or so to spend on a receiver at this point, and my intended use is primarily home theater, so musicality is not that important to me. Here's what I'm looking at now (purchasing online is fine to stay within budget): Denon AVR-1803 Pioneer VSX-D811S Sony STR-DA2ES Kenwood VR6070 Obviously, I want to get the most "bang-for-the-buck" when it comes to HT performance, and I also want the latest sound formats (DD-EX, DTS-ES, DPLII, etc). I have a fairly good-sized room (24x12). As a lurker in this forum for over a year, I've seen lots of good advice and opinions come through, and hope that you would be willing to share some of those opinions on my receiver purchase. Thanks in advance.