For a VERY good A/V Receiver that is priced under $700.00, you could try the Outlaw for a list price of $599.00. But from what I have been reading (in my video magazines, here, and elsewhere on the "net") the price of the Outlaw Receiver has been cut to $499.00, and right now, that makes it a great deal. It's worth a shot. Also, you could look at the Harman/Kardon AVR-310 and AVR-510 Receivers at $500.00 and $600.00 (and these are NOT their list prices) respectively and see what you think about those. I have the AVR-210 which lists for about $600.00, but I got mine for about $400.00, and it's not a bad receiver in it's own right. But I would think that for $500.00 and $600.00, the AVR-310 and AVR-510 should be better models still. They're worth a look nonetheless.