The new home I am moving into has a dedicated home theater that is 14x16 with a 9 1/2 ceiling. I own a SVS PB12 sub(!) and just ordered Ascend 340 mains, center and 170 surrounds. I was all set to buy an Outlaw Audio 7100 (7x100) and a model 950 pre/pro setup. Recently my attention has turned to the Panasonic sa-xr50 digital amp. For about $1400.00 less, I am tempted to order the xr50 and put the extra $$$$$ into a 50 inch HDTV plasma vs a 42 or 43 inch. I will use this for 50/50 stereo and HT, I like to play my somewhat movies loud. I am aware that the Panny needs to be "broken in" for 250+ hours. The Ascend speakers are rated between 6-8ohm so driving them should be no issue. Any thoughts would be appreciated I plan to pull the trigger very soon.