I'm contemplating a new receiver purchase, and would like your opinion. My current receiver is running hot, and I don't know how much longer it will last (Technics SA-DX730 paired with SH-AC500D). It (the receiver only) overloads and turns off when I try to play a CD. Anyways, I'm currently interested in the Pioneer Elite VSX-41, paired with the A-35R integrated amplifier. I understand that this receiver is 7.1 capable......what will I have to purchase to get 7.1??? Is this a quality receiver, in comparison to other receivers in the market in the same price range (400-500.00)? I can get both of these for under 600, so I'm not really looking to spend any more. Is the A-35 supposed to amplify only the mains, or am I wrong......What would be the benefit of purchasing the amplifier in addition to the receiver? I can't find a picture of the back of the unit. Any help would be MUCH appreciated.