One of these just arrived in my HT last week. I chose it over the Denon 3802 assuming that the Denon amps would be better but preferring the crossover, inputs, video bandwidth and warranty that the Sony offered (all more useful later when used as a pre/pro). It now looks like I may not have given the Sony amps enough credit according to a post in this thread . I can't wait to get my hands on this article. This will have to be the first HT-related mag I've purchased in years, since the article doesn't seem to be on the website. Anyone else seen the article? Is this particular mag usually accurate and reliable on this type of thing? Edit: it looks like the article was actually on the 3ES, but I think their amp sections are the same.