Here goes: I just picked up my new Klipsch RF-7's on Saturday and love them. I have read about the Yamaha/RF-7 combo being a little too 'bright'. I agree! My combination is now a little too bright for my tastes, but there is no way I am returning these speakers. I am currently using a Yamaha RX-V1000 receiver. Anyways, I am looking to buy a new receiver and am looking in the $500.00 +/- range. I don't need a ton of power since I run Klipsch all the way around, and as we all know, they are pretty sensitive. I use hardly any of the features of my 1000 now. I don't use a center rear for the 6.1. I don't really use any of the DSP functions. All I really need is Dolby Digital & DTS decoding, 6-channel input for DVD-A. 2 optical and 1 coax digital audio inputa. I don't use my receiver for video switching, so video bandwidth isn't an issue. So, basically, I am looking for a good SOUNDING $500 receiver without a bunch of special 'features' and that has a nice neutral/laid back sound to tame my RF-7's I was thinking Outlaw/Marantz of Denon. Are these generally more 'laid back' sounding receivers?