Dont know if anyone can help me or at least tell me if Im on a hiding to nothing. Currently my HC sound is based around my 2-channel set-up. The amplification consists of Rotel RC972/RB971 pre/power combo with all the music components feeding this. I also have a Yamaha DSP-E800 to add surround. Effectively the RB971 power amp (& front l/r speakers) is shared between HiFi & AV duties. What I want to know, is how much money would I have to spend on an AV receiver to equal (preferably improve though) the sound quality Im getting from my current set-up in 2-channel for music? Ive looked at the specs for the Pioneer VSX-D2011-S & Im sure it would be impressive with movies, but am I going to miss the Rotels when Im playing music? Or have things moved-on in the world of AV amps in the last 4 years? I originally got the Yam DSP-E800 so I could enjoy surround sound without compromising 2 channel sound. Current Set-up: Hi-Fi: MF X-ray CD Rega 3 MF X-lps phono stage Denon TU260L mkII Rotel RC972 Pre Rotel RB971 Power Tannoy 638 speakers AV Limit 9900SE JVC S-VHS deck Yamaha DSP-E800 Tannoy MXC/MXRs As you can see, the switch to an AV Receiver would allow me to lose about 5 boxes! (practical consideration there) Any thoughts/opinions appreciated.