thank you very much indeed, joerod, for your review. it's very helpful I can admit. but would you be so kind to compare the Onkyo TX-NR 807 sound and features with any Harman Kardon receivers? say, with 6xx models. here, where I live (I mean Russia and Ukraine) many people say that Harman Kardon has better sound then any japanese unit, it has really 'american' sound which is more bright, detailed, powerful etc. could you please clarify this statement?