Now what do I do. I was leaning toward the Marantz SR5200 due to its combination of features, price, and what from what I have read here from many people the best sounding receiver. With the problems I've read about with the X200 line I have decided to choose another reciever. I've decided now to move up a little in price. I am now looking at the Denon 2802 and the Onkyo 696. I would like opinions from the forum on these two receivers (as well as any other receiver anyone beleives I should be considering). One thing that I saw that interests me about the Onkyo 696 is it has outputs for a second set of main speakers. I'm very new to this so I'm not sure exactly what I can do with this. I will have the receiver setup in my basement for Home Theater. Will I be able to power a set of speakers in my family room for music only? (It would require a run of about 50 feet). From what I can tell about the Denon 2802 it gives me 6.1 capabilities as the Marantz 5200 did.