Hey All, It has come time to do some upgrading and my focus is for both movies and music I want to do both equaly as well as the other. My problem is that my TX-DS787's 100wpc does not power my AR9 mains very well. Complex Passages that are heavy on the lows tend to send the Receiver into Thermal OverLoad Protection. If you compare the AR9 to the AR5 the sole difference is that the AR5 contains one 175 Watt Mono Carver Sunfire TDC Amp in each speaker cabinent who's sole duty is to drive that 10" Bass Reflex Subwoofer. I didn't want a "powered sub" because there is far more flexibility with non powered for setup purposes. So I find myself wanting to Bi-Amplify my 9's. I have been pondering how I want to go about doing this. In one respect I could go for straight out 2Channel and buy 4 moderate MonoBlock amps like the nOrh LeAmps or I could go with a more Home Theater biased 5 Channel Amp which could be setup for 2Channel and Home Theater. So what I am thinking is could I do this... I want the Parasound HC2205-AT which delivers 220 Watts Per Channel by 5 Channels. I was thinking that I could use this in two diffrent and unique setups. On the one hand I can run all of the seperate channel outputs of the 787 into the ParaSound and that would hook me up with plenty of power for Home Theater. And then I could also use Left/Right Front and Left Right Rear Surround's all linked together to the Left/Right Front outputs of the 787 so that I could send 440 Watts to each AR9, 220 Watts for the Sub and 220 Watts for the Mids/Highs in a Bi-Amplify config. Both ways the volume and everything would be controlled via the 787 wich saves me from having to buy a seperate Tuner and PreAmp for 2Ch. I will use the 787 as the source switcher and Tuner but I am sure I could hook this all up to be switchable for 2Ch or Multichannel. Of course I would have to use splitters so that I could plug all these outputs into the Parasound. Am I crazy ? Or is what I am concieving founded in logic? Any suggestions? My ears are open.