Well, I have gotten through the holidays alive. Rosie, my daughter, has got more toys than anyone knows what to do with. However I got some new toys as well. I moved the monitor and t-amp into the basement along with the second ps3. Since we use them both often its just easier to have everyone in the same room. Plus I can play games or watch movies and rosie can watch her cartoons at the same time and I can keep track of her and make sure she doesn't get into stuff. My loving girlfriend has gotten me a topping tp21 to replace my lepai ta2020. Its my toy but its everyones use. Love the headphone out on the front. A nice improvement over the other amp. I also got a gift card to best buy, which was promptly exhausted on a pair of Polk audio t15s. They are very nice paired with the topping. To be honest they aren't a blow your socks off improvement over the Sony bookshelves I used previously, however they are worth keeping. And my friend devon got my old lepai amp and Sony speakers for his present. He needed something to get him started and I think that will do the trick. The components I gave him are actually very deceptive in performance vs price/ looks. So hopefully it gets used well and hooks him on the av front.