Sam1234, get the PL-200, got mine for $275.00 delivered and it got here Friday. I havn't heard the VK-12, But I agree with Samsung Guy! I paid $25.00 more and got the"sure thing"! I admit that I'm a newbie with my experience, allthough, I've odsessed enough online for months to be an expert! "haha" This thing rocks already and I havn't tried it out in different locations yet or had time to completely tweak it! I listened to the AC/DC Live at Donington DVD last nite and when Back in Black start started up the couch was shaking and I was smiling! Great undistorted bass for HT as well! You won't be disappointed for the price! Thanks to all of the guys that posted their experience and led me this direction!