I am in the process of trading my Marantz SR7200 for the new Yamaha RX-V1200. (Got sick of the audio drop outs and popping issues with the new Marantz line) The only issue I have is the RX-V1200 puts out 80Watts RMS @ 8ohms into each of the six channels it is able to drive. (The SR7200 was 105Watts per channel but it felt like it was a little lacking when really cranked up) I have reasonably efficient 8ohm speakers and a medium sized living room. I was wondering if anyone else has this model and if it produced decent HT sound levels. I have noted that now days a lot of figures quoted for power ratings do not equate to real power figures for all channels driven when professionally tested. This is one concern I have for the 1200. The RX-V2200 is 100Watts per channel but in Australia it is an extra $500 and won't be available to my dealer till early next year. (Which is some of the reasons I'm opting for the 1200) Also the RX-V1200 and the RX-V2200 weight exactly the same. If the RX-V2200 is rated higher, I thought it would have a slightly bigger transformer to handle the extra output. I know there are lots of other brands to pick from but I have narrowed it down to the Yamaha for my needs and listening taste. (Also my dealer only has Marantz, NAD, Onkyo, Pioneer and Yamaha) The other thing I noted with the Yamaha models is they have an impedence switch for different speaker ratings i.e a 4/8 ohm selector. Typically lower the ohms the more current the amp draws and the greater the output to the speakers. Does this limit the overall output of the amp for lower impedence speakers or does it cause the amp to maintain a constant 80Watt output for different speaker loads? Any comments appreciated.