Hi all. My present set-up consists of a recently acquired second-hand Denon AVC-A1D, a Pioneer DVD626D dvd player, Mission 774 front speakers, a fairly cheap Gale center speaker (which blends suprisingly well with the Missions) and two Boston VRC Micros as rears. I was previously using an Harma-Kardon THX AVI250 amp, but bought the Denon partly as a favor for a friend, and also hoping my system overal sound-quality would improve. It has in some ways but not others. The multi-channels treatment is better, a bit clearer (leaner too) and faster. When playing in stereo, I'm missing the warmth of the HK, and even though the sound has gained a bit in clarity and separtion, it seems "flatter", less involving. So it got me thinking. Would selling the Denon to get a separate processor and use the HK power-amps (using its 5.1 input) be a better compromise? Would it bring back the "warmth" but also lose the clarity and speed of the Denon? etc etc?? The Denon being a few years old, it is not upgradable to the new standards like DPL2, 6.1 that I've hear are very good (hence me thinking of buying a midrange processor or second-and one like the Rotel). I'd appreciate your views on the matter.