The motorised volume on my Yamaha A2 has stopped working! I actually have to move and turn the volume up and down by hand. Hell on Earth. What to do? I suppose I could sort out a new motor. But could I use this as an opportunity to go for a new amp? That would be brave as she'd kill me. Plenty of AX1's about for £900 or so. The shiny new AZ1 at £2000! Ooooooh. Or, a good Rotel combo for £1500. But I'd say I'll stick in the Yamaha camp as I like my 'Wall Of Sound' with the front effects speakers. I'm not too bothered about having loads of speakers behind me. I'd go for the rear centre to get DD EX etc, but not the two sets of rears as per Denon. My AV rig is for AV. I do HiFi in another room. PL II seems a good thing, bu I'm fairly happy with my surround sound in plain old PL. So unless someone can flog me a Yamaha for £10, what would you do?