I am just getting into home cinema, decided to go the seperates root, i had considerd a home cinema package from the likes of jvc, sony ,pioneer, panasonic, found them all a bit thin and harsh sounding when things really got going. I then came across this sight, some of u chaps on here seem to know far more than some home cinema specalist shops. I am looking at av amps from denon , marantz, onkeyo, sony, yamaha.budget on av amp up to £450. could you give me some idea on these amps as to there sound ie bright sounding, warmer sounding ,easer to listen to over longer periods. i dont like amps that may impress for 10 min then begin to get onyour nerves. advice i have been given from 3 shops non of them rated marantz amps but on here they seem rated, are they just trying to sell me a amp that they have plenty of stock of or more profit ? would be greatfull of your opinions.