I personally am not a big fan of Onkyo or Integras. They both have lots of bells and whistles, but I've had 2 Onkyo units. One higher end AVR and the SC886 Pre\/Pro. First off, both ran very hot and their digital DACs were less than impressive. The SD of both units was far less superior to a higher end Yamaha receiver I had or my current Marantz Pre\/Pro or my Marantz receiver in my bedroom unit. For the money, I think you can do better than Onkyo. I buddy of mine purchased a $600 Onkyo receiver with Multi zone capabilities a year ago and his zone 2 no longer works.