Just thought I let people know, I've just splashed out on an AVC-A1SE, and it's the best 2K I've ever spent. I'm one of those fools whose ugraded from the AVC-A1 to AVC-A1D, and now to the AVC-A1SE. I thought the original A1 was better than the AVC-A1D, it was more musical. However, the A1SE provides me with the stereo performance I've always looked for but never quite found in an AV amp. It's processing is better too, and the 6.1 sound is just the icing on the cake. Believe the hype, this is one of those products you will want to keep for a very long time. I think it's a bargain! It pains me to find a single fault with it, but there's one thing that could be improved....making it automatically switch off the back channels in pro-logic mode. It seams the back channel has to be either on or off in every surround mode unless you switch it off manually. Apart from that one minor gripe, I'd advise anyone who has been toying with the idea, to bite the bullet and buy this beast - you won't regret it!