im currently using them with mirage omno polar speakers i have bookshelf speakers for fronts and omni center both rated at 125 watts and 150 watts rms respectively. im looking for a reciever that has a decent thd, i want clean sound, since i use it a lot for music. i hasitly bought a 5.1 pioneer vsx 411, thats rated at 1% thd and there was a white noise constantly that annoyed me. it ruined everythign the sound of anything that i used it to play i had a kenwood 6070 but returned it because of defection, and there were no more units left at BB, that receiver had audio that was good enough for me to listen to music, but those receivers are disconued and sounded as if it was underpowering hte speakers since the level of sound quality jump dramatically after the volume knob passed the 2/5thhs mark now im interested in harmon kardon, but i only has about 400-500 dollars to spend and i was look at hk's in that price range for 5.1 http://shop3.outpost.com/product/3335912 it has an output power of 45 watts per channel http://shop3.outpost.com/product/3335922 or this one with 55 watts. what frightens me is that the kenwood receiver was tested by sv magazine and they rated it at a constant 92 watts per channel through x 6, so if the hk's are 55/45 watts are accurate, then will these receivers kill my speakers? people have also told me that the hks are high current (i dont know if the models i listed are high current though) and that the kenwood is low current, would that make any difference in powering/underpowering my speakers? anyone know the answer? thanks a lot , sorry for all "?"s im a noobie.