I've also been looking into what receiver to purchase. My current system comprises of the following; B&W 603S2 (front) B&W LCR600S2 (cntr) B&W ???? (rears) I am able to purchase a Pioneer 2011 for a mere £600. I was about to purchase this against the Denon 3803 but then came along a review of the Yamaha RX-V1400RDS. I have been warned that the combination of my B&W's and Pioneer will result in a "in-your-face" setup. This, I don't want. This receiver will undertake music and movie tasks. One other thing. Can you bi-amp using the (if un-used) rear centre speakers as you can with the Pioneer? Any suggestions..........please?