To all who've helped me through the torturous process of bying my first amp & speaker setup...THANK YOU! In the end I plumped for a Denon AVR-2105 plus Mission FS-AV2 speaker package. (From AVLand, v. happy with service btw) I can tell that the speakers don't quite match the quality of the amp (most noticeable with music) but I'm really impressed & very happy. For me it was more important to build a system around a solid amp & maybee upgrade speakers later when funds allow. Star Wars ep IV never sounded so good Now I just need a DVD-R friendly player to replace my 4 year old Sony DVD-S735 (seperate post in DVD section). Thanks again!