My Yamaha DSP-A1 has just died, so I need to replace it and want a processor/power combo. I have Dyn Contour 1.3MkII at the front, with an Audience 122 Centre and 52 rears. Sub is a REL Strata 3. DVD player is Pioneer 757AI. I was really hoping to wait a few months until I could pay cash for exactly what I wanted, but I've borrowed an AV50 to keep me going while I decide what to do and may manage to shuffle the finances around to get the upgrade now as need has arisen. I'd narrowed my options for a processor down to the following: Rotel 1066 (don't think the new 1098 is out yet) Arcam AV8 Tag AV32Rbp192 (with 5.1 bypass, maybe even the dual sharc version) Now, a mate has the 1066 and its good (especially on music, when compared to the A1), but I would assume either of the others would be a fair step up. The question is _what_ differences am I likely to hear for the extra cash? TAG have a proven upgrade record and I nearly bought an A10/DAVE when first released instead of the A1. As for poweramp, due to hearing problems, I don't usually listen at anything near reference levels, so I'm not sure how far up the power ladder I need to go! I quite like Arcam amps, but the P7 seems overkill as I'll never be using all 7 channels, though I guess I could get a separate 3 channel + 2 channel pair. Rotel's 1075/1095 seem to get good writeups, but due to the fact I don't need massive volume (and the fact that the Dyns at 4 ohms will allow the amp to produce more power anyway) I'm not sure if I'll get much benefit from the bigger, more expensive version. I'm hoping to get into my dealer in the next week or so (who, having flogged me the Dyns and 757 in the last month, is going to think its Christmas) but demoing everything is going to be difficult, and they no longer stock TAG stuff in the local branch. I'm sure I can get a home demo, but really need to narrow things down to one or two definite options before I get to that stage. The system will be used for TV watching (from Sky+), so I'm expecting DPL II to be used extensively. DVDs will be watched a fair amount. I've just bought a load of DVD-A and SACD discs and had already started going back through my CD collection since the Dyns arrived so the system really needs to master all things, though if there was one issue with the A1 I'm looking to improve it was its musical abilities. Price band, as you can probably gather is fairly flexible and doesn't necessarily have a maximum as such, though I also see no need to spend the maximum amount just because its available. So all suggestions, comments, additions and listening notes welcome!!