Ok, call me evil and call me scared, but I want to upgrade my receiver, I currently have a JVC 1028 and it works fine for me. But I would love to upgrade to an outlaw or a denon 3802, the JVC has too high of a THD for my liking, but I bought it on amazon for 50 bucks mispriced and as a starting digital receiver I couldn't be happier. Now I have roommates and a girl friend and they give me enough crap about spending money on things they don't understand, ie a pronto remote. Now I would love to get the new receiver for a reason so I wouldn't have to deal with them ribbing me. Is there a way to treat your receiver that would slowly deteriate over time, about 2 months will be fine for complete melt down. I want to do this with out hurting my speakers or any companents. I've thought about changing the speaker settings down a notch ever day or so for the course of two months so at the end it would be hard to hear without cranking it. This is my best plot so far. Anyone have some suggestions?