As you can see from my signature, I've got a lovely old AVC-A10SE which I love. First bit of proper kit I bought back in 2002. And last year I added an Audiolab 7 channel power amplifier but not in the way you might expect. The Audiolab can have 4 of it's channels bridged into 2, so what I've done is use a Y phono cable to split the pre-out signal for the front pair of speakers and send 2 phonos from each channel into the Audiolab, the bass drivers are running off the bridged channels and the treble off a normal channel. So in effect I'm using 6 channels to drive 2 speakers. Which is probably very silly, but seems to work. What it did was allow me to go 7.1 because by doing this, the front left and right channels on the Denon were re-allocated to the new rear pair. So what I'm asking is should I keep this set-up when I get a decent BluRay player like the Denon DVD3800BD (connected using multichannel analogues) or upgrade the amp to one of the more recent Denons, second hand. I was thinking of a nice Denon AVC-A1SR which is a 7 channel animal. The only thing is, if I did this, would I keep the Audiolab or let the Denon power the front pair, and give up on the bi-amping. Or get the A1SR and let it bi-amp the centre and keep the Audiolab, or get a modern HDMI equiped amp like the Pioneer LX81 and have done with the whole thing! What do you all think? Could just keep what I've got and get the BD player and enjoy, but always wondering whether I'm slightly mad and want a bit of advice.