Evening forumites, As per title I'm looking into 2 channel options (again). Last year, around this time, I was dead set on getting a Yamaha AS-1100 paired with an Audiolab DAC+, but the GF moved in, and the price tag was hard to justify with the sudden lack of free time/space....you know how it goes! (bought an OLED instead ) Now I'm in the market, but looking at going a fair bit cheaper, as it's easier to justify the cost vs usage. I'm sort of in a rut of how to proceed however (power vs quality?). I currently use my AVR, which is a Marantz 5010 for 2 channel. It outputs 100w/2 channels driven @ 8ohm My speakers are Focal 726v (older brother to the newer 726). 8ohm 220w 3 way 6.5" drivers Sensitivity - 92db Budget wise, I'm looking to max out around 500€ (450 quid). A lot cheaper then before, but can't justify 2k+ for the few hours it'll get used. I've looked at the following (online) Marantz 5005 €300 (40w) this + cd player in budget Marantz 6006 €450 (45w) probably the highest rated here? Yamaha as-501 €300 (85w) cheap + power.. Yamaha as-701 €480 (100w) sadly the 801 is 1k here Cambridge Audio SR10 €350 (85w) good saving for 15w less? Cambridge Audio SR20 €425 (100w) good pedigree and power Yamaha rn402 €320 (100w) newer versions are out of budget NAD C326BEE €480 (50w) oddball, no real research I've read nothing but good things about the Marantz 6006, but the power rating puts me off. I like to have a bit of volume with my music. Normal listening ranges from 20-30db up to 0db, so I need/want headroom. I'm currently thinking either the Yamaha AS-701 or the CA SR20. I'm open to ebay options @Paul7777x if you get bored... @Rambles - Berhinger/Crown options? Not pretty, but you had some high praise for the price. this is just a bit of a ramble really, as I've been back and forwards for the last few weeks on how to proceed (I like researching before I buy!).