Hi all, I bought an AVR last year (Denon AVR-2400H) and while it's pretty decent and powerful when driving 2 speakers, it's also very large, a pain to connect up (I move house quite a bit since I'm still at university) and horrendously unreliable; I have so many software issues with it. The reason I got the AVR as opposed to a stereo amp at the time is because I was planning to add various speakers as and when I had the money to achieve a 5.1 setup, however not long after I bought my 685 S2s, they discontinued the entire range and replaced with the new ones. I'm at the point of returning it (AVR) now because of the software problems (I've tried factory resetting which resolved for about 2-3 months, and all the other fixes Denon have provided) and want to get something that will allow me to cut down on my setup. I spend most of my time streaming music via Spotify, and would like something that will allow me to continue doing that - I would say networking capabilities are a must. It also needs to drive a pair of floorstanders - I'm thinking of giving the 685s to my mother, and will likely replace with some floorstanders. I've been looking at a Sonos AMP and Onkyo N-R855 thus far - I like the look of both. Alternatively, I'm open to suggestions around some powered speakers instead. I absolutely love the LS50 Wireless in White/Copper, however they're quite a bit out of my price range. So to recap: Stereo amp, ideally networking capable. However workarounds that offer better value for money would be considered. Needs to be optical in. OR Powered speakers, something like LS50s or floorstanders. Budget: Circa £500 for amp or for active speakers, I'll look at roughly 1K. Important factors: Aesthetics - how they look plays a big part. I'm not a fan of wood finishes (such as my 685 S2). LS50s look great, I like the new B&W kit etc. Will be paired with a sub - I use a B&W PV1 Sources will be Spotify and TV. I'm very much in the camp of "good enough". My father has a NAD C338 paired with 684 S2s, and there's a noticeable increase in sound quality over my Denon, but can't imagine I'd notice much better. It's not a very powerful amp, though.