I've finally managed to break my mates 2802 (which I've had on loan for about a year ) as the left monitor out is broken so I need to buy a new AV Amplifier. So what should I buy......................? Now for once on this forum Stereo replay is completely irrelevant, I have a nice Pre & Power combo and that will remain my main system for music and will drive the front two channels for Home Cinema via the monitor outs on the AV Amp. I suppose my main question is how different is the pre/processor section of a £500 AV amp compared to a £1000/£1300 Av Amp? I'm after a very crisp detailed sound that is great with movies with perfect steering of effects. I don't use a centre speaker as personally I prefer two stereo speakers doing the job of the front three, I sit dead centre and have never heard a centre speaker add value to two good fronts. The AV Amp of course has to drive the two rear speakers - Anthony Gallo A'Diva's and feed to an SVS sub. Other considerations; I don't really require auto set-up as I have and can use a Sound Metre. What I would like though is room equilisation (is there such a thing as Manual Room Equalisation?). Having recently moved house I was amazed at the base drop out from where I had placed my speakers and had to move the whole room around. I would therefore like to be able to manually (or Auto) adjust the volume at various frequencies per speaker. Room equalisation is definately the next big thing in home cinema (if it isn't already). I made the mistake of buying the What H-Fi awards today and reading the review of the YAMAHA DSP-AX757SE which they quoted as nearly equal to a £1000 AV Amp. Bearing in mind I don't need the amplification would this be a good buy? Is it possible to Bi-Amp the rear channels (on any AV Amp for that matter) and does anyone know if it has room equalisation (or the cheapest amp that does)? I really like the look of the new 3806 because of the Advanced Room Equalisation and like the reviews of Yamaha 4600 (but will it be much different for me than the 757. Anyone have any others suggestions.? You used to be able to buy a Yamaha 3 channel AV Amp, does anyone do anything similar? Also is there such a thng as a cheap AV Processor with all the features of the current Intergrated's as I could just buy that and another two channel power amp?