Was pretty convinced that i was gonna get the NAD C375BEE as my dedicated stereo amp to extend with my Marantz/B&W 7.1 combo HT. The new Marantz dealer in Malta just informed me that he can deliver me a Marantz PM-KI Pearl Lite, which is my targeted Marantz integrated amp. A new possibility is the Yamaha A-S2000 (or A-S1000 being so similar). I have read several reviews on the net about all of these amps. All are well spoken of. The PM-KI Pearl Lite received flawless reviews, as did the Yamaha, whilst the NAD is a great choice too, although "What Hi-Fi?" rated it only 3 star. Anyhow, most reviews all end up weighing the performance in view of what the rival makers do with amps in same category. So actually i might be reading a great review on the Pearl-Lite in order to compare with say the NAD or Yamaha, which maybe are not in the same league or category. I only have the opportunity to audition the NAD, and sadly only on bookshelf speakers, so its quite useless. I have to rely mostly on what reviews say, and honestly although i know that all are great amps, i cannot say if i am comparing like-with-like. As an example, a BMW 320 is a great car. A Ferrari 430 is a great car too; but they are not in the same league, making the Ferrari far superior performer. Am i considering same class amps? Power is not much of an issue as in this case the NAD power blows away the Marantz and Yamaha. I listen mostly to rock music but also like most kinds (instrumentals too, with quite to loud musical parts), so i need an amp capable to perform in most musical situations. I like a muscular feel, with a solid bass and clear fine treble, but not with excessive tonalities that will make bass boomy and more movie-like rather than music wise. Am i on the right track?