Hey guys, I am looking to buy a new setup for my dedicated A/V room in my house. I am currently running Paradigm Reference Studio 40 (fronts), Studio CC (center) and ADP-450 dipoles (side surrounds). Thus far the only signal source I have listened to through them is my Marantz SR8000 receiver. Now, I THINK that Marantz has a reputation of having a "warm" sound. That being the case, I think I prefer a "brighter" sound. I want to here the metal *clack* *clack* sound of the shells hitting the tiled floor on the lobby scene of "The Matrix". I want the window shattering sound of "The Haunting" to sound like someone through a rock through a plate glass window. I was NOT able to get that experience with the Marantz unit and the Paradigms. Here are the things I am thinking about. Please feel free to comment on which of these you THINK might give me the audio experience I am looking for. 1.) Pioneer 49TX receiver (possibly with an outboard 5-Channel Amp and maybe a two channel later - see below) 2.) Denon 5803 Receiver 3.) Rotel 1066 pre-pro 4.) Rotel 1065 Receiver 5.) B&K Ref 30 Pre-Pro 6.) B&K AVR 307 Receiver 7.) Acurus Power Amp? 8.) Parasound 2205AT power amp 9.) Rotel 1095 Power Amp 10.) B&K Ref40 or AVR 407 if/when it comes out. Any thoughts? Does any of this equipment tend to lean towards being "brighter"? I have heard that the Rotel stuff is "warmer" than the Outlaw 950, which sounds like i would not like it as much. Plus, the lack of HDTV bandwidth on the component video really ticks me off. I've alos heard that Parasound stuff mates well with Paradigm Reference. Anyone care to give me a tonal coloration feeling for this combo... i.e. "warm" or "bright"? Thanks for any suggestions, Jeff PS - I know that I am going to get alot of "go listen for yourself" suggestion... unfortunately, not a SINGLE ONE of my choices is available at the ONLY Paradigm Reference dealer locally. I've even looked as far as San Antonio and Austin and Dallas... nothing doing.