Well I was just at my local audio store. I currently have the Yamaha RX-V640. I bought it in march and am fairly happy with it. I talked to my friend there and he said I could bring it back and upgrade to the RX-V1500 for $400 taxes included. 130 RMS per channel and THX certified. I run 4 Paradigm Titan Speakers and the large C170 i think Paradigm center with teh DB-10 sub. I really liek th look and functionality of the new Yamaha 1500 YPAO and on screen customization on my tv. Can anyone tell me if this is a smart thing to consider....will this amp not be a good purchase for my speakers? I listen to alot of alternative music and play xbox and ps2 and watch a lot of DVD's. I know Yamaha are not the best with music...but I am a loyal yamaha user...please someone help...I need to decide by the end of the day....he only has one left in a box.