Okay so maybe it's not the most original subject in the world, but I'd welcome some input from the rest of you good folk. My current system as you can see from the sig is a reasonable one, but my spending fingers are itching (after promising the other half that the Tag was the last addition to the system ) and am looking seriously at a 5 channel power amp. My budget is under a grand, the further under the better if you catch my drift. My shortlist for consideration at the moment is: Rotel 985 mkII THX (now discontinued but possible to find) Rotel 1075 THX (surprise, eh?) Marantz MM9000 THX Nad 218 THX Bryston (too hopeful for under a grand??) Parasound (as above) I'm not in the market for a Tag power amp so this is not under consideration. I'd welcome observations/opinions. I would like to listen to some of these and am just wondering if I can either reduce or make some additions to this shortlist. Thanks in advance.