I've posted just recenlty about problems I've been having with my Mission centre and main speakers. Time and time again, since I've owned so called hi-fi, the main bug I've had is getting a harsh or forward sound that makes long term listening a pain. Seems like my speakers are mainly to blame (awkward positioning in a domestic environment doesn't help, but what can you do beyond a certain point?). I've also been through several amps to try and resolve things and usually failed. My latest AV reciever is an HK AVR630, which seems very nice but once again its revealed a nasty harsh edge to my speakers. Anyhow, that's my experience, what's yours?. With so much badly recorded harsh, bright sounding material out there (I suppose this mainly applies to music?), I wonder why the equipment manufacturers seem to amplify the problem with bright sounding components. The only stuff I've had so far that I really liked was an amp by Musical Fidelity that I loaned from a friend (just lovely for music!!) and my old Arcam Xeta 1 - nice and smooth but grosely underpowered!!.