hi folks, i have a Yammy DSP-AX750SE amp and B&W Dm603 S3 Front Speakers and Qed silver anniversary biwire cable. after extensive testing and pulling my hair out, i have decided that i dont like the stereo sound (every other aspect of the amp i love to bits). to me it sounds smooth and clear but sort of flat and lacking a bit of oomph at lower levels. when its cranked up, it starts to give the oomph i am missing, but it still is sounding as though theres something magical missing from the mid/lower end and anything approaching what i consider to be loud sounds quite strained. i have tried manual setup with SPL meter and this did improve things slightly as the fronts were at -5db. using the pure direct mode, it sounds extremely clear, but with virtually no bass unless turned up really loud which isnt ideal. i do have a good sub, but i would like to be able to use the pure direct mode for certain music/situations where the sub would be too much if that makes sense?. so, to get the musical presence im looking for, do you think i would be better off selling the yammy and getting a more expensive receiver, or does it make more musical sense to look at a 2 channel power amp, say the Arcam p90 for example or Rotel RB1070 or would this just be overkill when using this yammy as a pre-amp? p.s. my speakers definately arent out of phase and everything is connected tightly. thanks in advance.