Currently I have a Yamaha rxv3000 receiver, and am completely satisfied. However, I am very curious about the whole seperate vs receiver issue. I am wondering if when I finally buy what I am planning on getting (39cs+/samson 1000 combo) will I get a good idea of how separates sound vs receivers if I hook up the samson to my mains? Clearly I won't use the samson for that purpose, but if it does make a big difference I may be on the road to separates. Yeah, I know I'll find out on my own when I do make the purchase, but I'm just curious now, I have NEVER heard a separate amp before.