You can see my setup in my signature. Just got the second SB13 Ultra. Thinking my next move is to add an amp. I've had multiple problems with the Denon 4520 (been replaced three times),and am wanting to be in a position to replace it the next time it goes out when it's not under warranty, and I don't wanna be stuck having to buy a high end AVR again just to get the power. Don't see myself ever going past 7.2 Have been thinking for a long time about the Emotiva XPA-7. I'm gonna buy something relatively soon. Have read a bunch of the threads, but just don't wanna make a mistake. Any better 7 channel amps out there for $2000? I'm 50\/50 music and movies. When I'm in the mood I do listen to music at full volume on the 4520 :-) Also, if I go with Emotiva, any authorized dealers on here willing to work on the price?