Just got the latest S&V mag and found the review of the Marantz receiver in there. Being the "tech" guy I vent to see the "in the lab" section first. And what I've seen there is quiet disappointing. This receiver is rated for 105W x6,however it is only putting out 29w! with 5 channel driven,and 27w with 6channel driven at the same time.[all figures are into 8ohm,at 1khz!]. While sound "quality" may not bad at low volume levels it will certainly hamper it at loud levels. Also the noise levels were pretty bad too,according to D.R.,"they were about 10db worse then the theoretical minimum,and audible as an elevated background hiss,under critical listening conditions". To top that the subwoofer line level output had some weird dynamic limiter[not engaged by the user,more like an anomaly],but since it is limited to it's top 6db of it's scale it might not be an issue to certain user. Still these are disappointing news indeed. ------------------ "You Hungarians always disagree"