I am looking to buy an AV Receiver, predominantly to be used for listening to music, but which I could also use for 5.1/7.1 etc. I had settled on buying a Denon AVR 3805, but having read a few of the threads posted on this site, I am slightly concerned as to whether there may be a problem with the "actual" power output of this particular model. Several members have highlighted how high they have to raise the volume as high as +6db whilst listening to movies and others have talked about bi-amping the 3805. Surely any louder than 0db means that the receiver is playing louder than it was designed to and therefore the sound is distorting? As I mainly intend to use the Denon AVR 3805 for music, will this therefore be even more of a problem to me? I have listened to a Denon AVR 2805 in direct comparison to a Harmon-Kardon AVR-430 (musically speaking), through the same set of Monitor Audio Silver 6 (front) speakers that I will be using (in addition to further MA speakers to complete the 5.1 setup). Although the Harmon-Kardon AVR-430 is only rated at 7x65w (as opposed to the Denon AVR 2805's supposed 7x100w), I noticed that it sounded significantly louder and brighter than the Denon at all volume settings. Does anyone know of any actual cause for concern in this area with the Denon, or is it just down to bad setup? I am still considering the Harmon-Kardon and also the Arcam AVR 250. Any advice on these models would also be greatly appreciated. Many thanks, Dave O.