Dr. Pain, if your thinking about getting the htr 5960 receiver dont. I have buyers remorse because i feel the htr 5890 would've been a much better match and i sometimes feel like the monitor 9's are begging for more power even though they sound great with the 5960. Hell, its only about $100 more online if that and has thx certified power. Not that the 5960 receiver is a bad receiver i just think for the litte extra $ you get a LOT more receiver and a better match for the paradigms.