For the record, I'm not saying anything bad about the Adcom. It's just a matter of synergy - whether the amp works well with your particular speakers. And I'm sure for many people, Adcom amps work awesomely well with their speakers... but in my case, having heard the Parasound and Emotiva on the same speakers, the Adcom is just OKAY. Better than the Onkyo's amplification, definitely better at driving lower frequencies, but not particularly revealing as far as the sound goes. The Parasound and Emo, on the other hand, make the speakers SING... and that's what I'm looking for in an amp. If only my Parasound would stay working for long enough for me to enjoy it!