I am looking into getting a new reciever(i currently have a Denon AVR-87). I am looking at Yamaha, Marantz, and possibly another Denon. I am actually leaning towards Yamaha. I have read here there not great for music, but I will be using my reciever for about 75% to 25% in favor of HT. Also I am not that critical of a music listener ( I listen to music in 5 ch stereo rather than 2 ch). I wonder does that make a difference? Also Yamaha recievers that have 6 ch capability have a surround mode called DD/DTS EX that matrixs a third surround channel on normal 5.1 soundtracks. This really sounds good to me. As for another Denon, there are no authorized dealers in my area. There are stores that carry Denon models but according to Denons website there are no authorized dealers in my town. Thats about enough to make me not want to get another one. That leaves Yamaha and Marantz (authorized dealers in my town). I know that Marzantz are supposed to be more musical but how do they stack against Yamaha in the HT department? My set-up includes Acoustic Research PS Speakers and a Sony SAWM40 sub. My room is not that big (13 x 12).