In reply to:
NeverHappy, I'm curious as to how your friend felt about you installing the "tinny"Yamaha in his home and then ranking a much cheaper Pioneer above it for music? Redman
Good question. What I did with everyone was look at what speakers they are running and try and match the speakers with the tonal qualities of each receiver. The Yamaha went to an individual who owns an older set of Swan's. If you know anything about Swan's they are a warm speaker to start with and thus the Yamaha was a nice match.
The Pioneer went to a Axiom M22 owner. Again a nice match. The HK went to an owner of some of the best sounding speakers I have heard, Monitor Audio Gold GR60's.
Overall I thought I did a decent job of matching everything up and everyone is happy!