In a nutshell, my system used to consist of an Energy Take 5.2 + S8.2 setup powered by an H/K AVR225. I had problems with this amp even with those speakers, clipping on some very dynamic music. I recently upgraded my mains to Veritas 2.1s (which are PHENOMENAL, I have no need for DPLII any more, 2-channel heaven has been restored). This upgrade necessitated "borrowing" my Elite 53TX from the basement theatre (which is out of commission anyways due to a hot water tank leak, and so the theatre is filled with boxes from the furnace room). The Elite will be returning to the theatre soon, but for now it is a huge improvement over the H/K. I am contemplating for this setup, which is near 100% music (no TV here, the occasional movie perhaps by SPDIF out from computer), going separates...5 channel amp + processor. Quite a number of different combinations possible here, but I'm trying to get a feel for which of the three paths I should take...then I'll start looking into specifics... Another option would be to get another receiver that would "do it all" i.e. an RSX-1055 or an Arcam AVR200 or something like that. Again music is key. Otherwise, I could just get another receiver and add on a nicer 2-channel power amp for the fronts. I've discounted this option somewhat though because as I'm migrating to SACD/DVD-Audio, vocals come out the centre channel, which I'll probably upgrade to the matching Veritas as well, and then I'll have an inconsistent front image with regards to amps. I seem to think that having the same amplification for all channels is desirable. Hmm. I'm kind of stuck here and I'm not quite sure what the best way to tackle this would be. Help please?